Today is Hangeul Proclamation Day in Korea, which is a day to celebrate the invention of Hangeul, or the Korean alphabet. I thought today would be an appropriate day to talk about something that is very relevant to us TCKs: language!
One thing that most TCKs have in common is that they’re multilingual – and yes, we’re proud of it. Whether you’ve fully mastered the language or know just enough to get by, you’re already a step ahead of the game from many of your peers.
Language is a very significant part of any TCK’s life. We grew up in places where they didn’t speak your parents’ language but as you already know, those all happened to be blessings in disguise! Because of these opportunities, we’ve organically acquired a very important and sought-after skill-set. We’re able to communicate and express our minds very colorfully using the different languages on our palette. We like to call ourselves global citizens, worldly, wanderlusts, etc… I truly believe that there’s nothing quite like language that defines our crazy (but exhilarating, nonetheless) lifestyle. Here’s how: Continue reading