Juan Galindo

Spotlight on You: Juan Galindo

Juan Galindo

published: August 21, 2013

Juan, 15, is a Humphreys High School student living at Camp Humphrey, South Korea.

He speaks English and Spanish.

Q: How would you rate your language abilities on a scale 1 to 10?
A: I rate my English as an 8 and Spanish as a 10.

Q: What language do you speak with your family?
A: I speak Spanish at my home, mostly.

Q: When did you first realize that you spoke two languages?
A: When I learned it at elementary school.

Q: How do you switch from one language to another?
A: I just speak Spanish to Spanish-speaking people and English to English speakers.

Q: How do you think being bilingual may help your future career?
A: Yes, I think it could but I don’t really see myself in that type of job.

Q: What are the ups and downs of being bilingual?
A: The ups for me are that I get to help people when they don’t understand the language.
There aren’t any downs for me, unless it gets to the point where it’s annoying.

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