It's not really important for me to know how to speak my ethnic language since i already know how, but i personally dont look down on people dont. They choose not to, and i respect that.
I feel that a person should be able to at least know their ethnic language not simply be able to speak it but at least know what it is. If it is widely used in the household or with the older generation then it might be a good idea to try and understand it, but I don't think it makes a person less of their culture if they can not speak it or read it etc.
It's important to me that I can speak my native language because I see it as part of my personal identity. I feel more connected as a Vietnamese if I can understand and speak the language. Language is a very large part of a culture and I want to understand my roots and where I come from. I don't look down on people who can't speak their ethnic language. For example, I have a friend who is half Vietnamese and half Caucasian. Her mom intentionally didn't teach her Vietnamese because it would make her dad feel left out. They also wanted to raise their kids in a "American" setting instead of Asian.
I believe it is very important to know your ethnic language. Younger generations in America who do not learn their ethnic language run the risk of losing their ability to communicate with people of the same background. In America it can be either looked down upon for speaking another language or praised depending on what part of the country you are in.
To me I feel that it is pretty important to know how to speak your ethnic language, I wouldn't say that it is a requirement though. By that I mean that if you have the opportunity to learn how to speak it you should take it, it's a part of who you are and where your roots come from. I used to be able to fluently speak Tagalog, but after years of going to school i started speaking English more, I kind of regret not being able to speak it now but I'm glad that I can still understand it!I don't think that people generally look down on people that can not speak their ethnic language, but it happens sometimes, you do have some weird people out there haha
i think it is very important and useful to know how to speak your own language, I personally know how and still practice it just to know and hopefully i can teach my kids how to also
I think it is important to speak your ethnic language because it could be useful and you get to know more about where you came from.I think that people who know their ethnic language are the people who look down on those who don't.
Although I don't know how to speak my own ethnic language, I do think that it is very important. I feel like it's a way for people to be in touch with their culture, which makes me wish I knew how to speak Tagalog.
Personally I don't speak my ethnic language. However, I still find that it is important to know because it can help communicate with other in your culture.
I don't find it important to learn my own language. It is beneficial to know it and you can have many advantages but I don't find a need to know it just because I am filipino.
I think it's rather important that you are able to speak your own language, because it gives you more opportunities and character. If you don't speak the native language that your skin implies, it just puts the person off like a multi-generation American and it implies they don't know much about the culture as well.
When I was a child, my grandmother spoke to me in Tagalog because she did not know how to speak English. I think that is because of her that I am able to understand the language. However, I am not able to fluently respond in a conversation in Tagalog. My grammar is usually broken or I completely mispronounce a word. Sometimes my mother personally blames me for not learning Tagalog. She feels that I simply did not learn to speak the language properly because I am too lazy and more preoccupied with video games.