Australia is full of different cultures and languages, but what does it mean to grow up balancing your linguistic heritage with English? Does it open doors or make life more confusing? Sirine Demachkie is second generation Lebanese and a bilingual TV presenter and producer. She is also the host of Kinderling Kids Radio’s podcast, Mother Tongue. Sirine grew up speaking Arabic at home, and now she is doing the same with her daughter. Sirine explains why as a teen she pushed back against speaking Arabic, and why it has become so important for her today.
Kinderling Kids Radio has several bilingual stories available on their website.
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