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Submitted by Josephine Versace on November 29, 2017, at 10:12

I have a skill for languages, and my life is definitely richer because of it. I speak English, French and Italian, so that means I have a wide circle of friends and acquaintances from each language group, not just in the city that I live in, but around the world. I’m forever changing the language keyboard on my iphone so that I can communicate in the right language on Facebook, in Messenger or in a text message. I’m not complaining. It’s a small price to pay for being part of such a rich linguistic social group. Of course, this is just one example of how being multilingual has enriched my personal life. Professionally, I have gained a lot, too. Every day, whether I’m at work, at home or elsewhere, I’m reminded of how lucky I am to speak more than one language.