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All Americans should adopt a second country

All Americans should adopt a second country

Ten minutes into the soccer game, Sebastian's cries of "here," "behind you," and "cross it" became cries of "aquí," "atrás," and "al centro." I'd never heard so much Spanish pour out of my 10-year-old. There is nothing like a hunger for the ball. And nothing like full immersion in a foreign language. I brought Sebastian to San Miguel de Allende in central Mexico for weeks of Spanish and art classes. But mostly, I wanted him to soak up the atmosphere of his other country, the one where his dad was raised. I grew up in Mexico, in a split household — American mother, Mexican father. Two languages,...

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