I have been learning various languages during my life. Growing up in Iran the mother language was Farsi. Once I entered middle school, learning English and Arabic was a mandatory part of our curriculum. After immigrating to Canada, I lived mainly with English and Farsi while my Arabic started to fade away.

During a year that I experienced high school in Canada, my immediate circle was comprised of a few friends from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine and as being the only non Russian speaking person in the group, I found myself left out in many occasions in which people talking…

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