Becoming Bilingual: An Asset, Not a Waste

Hector Tobar, a professor of journalism at the University of Oregon and the author of the novels The Barbarian Nurseries and The Tattooed Soldier, wrote an autobiographical piece showing that knowing the language of your immigrant ancestors “makes you more powerful.” According to Professor Tobar, being a bilingual helps the person to establish his or her identity and understand the community that one is part of. For more read:


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