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What Do Multilingual Students Say About Language?

---Being bilingual is seeing the world with a different pair of glasses: everything becomes perfectly magnified.
---One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.
---Language is not a genetic gift, it is a social gift. Learning a new language is becoming a member of the club -- the conmmunity of speakers of that language.
---Language and culture are the software of human beings. Just as the computer hardware cannot function without the software, so human beings cannot function without language and culture.
---Knowing that I am different from the mainstream because of my native language and culture helps me see and accept differences in other people.