I was emailing a friend of mine and shared this thought with him.
I’m worried that my kids will grow not knowing any Korean. The wife and I don’t speak Korean to each other. I’ve also noticed that my Korean has been getting worse and worse. I never stuttered as much when speaking to my parents. And this worry is bigger now that I’m at an American church, I won’t hear Korean at all, and it will get worse.
I don’t want my kids to be one of those Asians who know nothing of their native language. I don’t mean to offend anyone who read that sentence.
I just feel that language is a strong part of the culture, and once the language is gone, the culture disappears too. I don’t want my kids to ever forget our heritage and our proud culture.
I am toying with the idea of purchasing one of those Rosetta Stone language things… but since I’m in California, we have Korean tv here. I’m going to watch a little bit of Koreand dramas.
Does anyone want to sponsor a trip to Korea for me? =P