Why Hindi-Urdu?

There are of course as many reasons to learn Hindi-Urdu as there are students of it, but you can listen below to a moving program on why the children of immigrants may want to learn the language of their parents, even if the parents themselves don’t think they should.

About two thirds of New Yorkers are from immigrant families. And when parents – who came here from other countries – raise American children, they face all kinds of choices about which cultural norms to follow. That’s the case in Radio Rookie Andrea Lee Torres’ family. Her parents came here from the Philippines in the 1990s. And she’s not sure she agrees with at least one decision they made – not to teach her their language. 

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