Languages and Me

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Languages and Me by Mind Map: Languages and Me

1. Contemporary Events

1.1. End of Cold War

1.1.1. US dominant global power

1.1.2. Economic prosperity

1.2. Global Terrorism

1.2.1. Sept. 11, 2001

1.2.1.1. US Invasion of Iraq

1.2.1.2. US Invasion of Afghanistan

1.3. Technology

1.3.1. Computer

1.3.2. Beginning of Internet

1.3.3. Social Media (Facebook 2006)

1.3.4. Cell Phones

2. Family

2.1. Dad

2.1.1. American

2.1.2. Writer

2.1.3. Loves reading

2.2. Mom

2.2.1. British

2.2.2. Speaks French

2.3. American Grandmother (Dad's side)

2.3.1. French

2.3.2. German

2.3.3. Spanish

3. Travel/Living

3.1. California

3.2. France

3.2.1. First experience with FL

3.2.2. Learned by immersion

3.2.3. Difficult, but I managed

3.2.4. Understood more than I spoke

3.3. Egypt

3.3.1. Most of my adult life

3.3.2. I was surprised how much I liked it

3.4. Korea

3.4.1. Could read but not speak; it was lonely

4. English

4.1. At home, always

4.2. All education

4.3. Most of the time at work

4.4. Most of the time with friends

5. French

5.1. Living in France 1995

5.2. Studied in High School

6. Arabic

6.1. Modern Standard Arabic

6.2. Egyptian Arabic

6.3. Other dialects I can understand, not speak

6.3.1. Lebanese

6.3.2. Syrian

6.3.3. Saudi (not well)

6.3.4. Libyan

6.3.5. Jordanian