Filipinos born in the USA and other parts of the world should be taught to speak the Filipino language to be able to feel their culture. 

Filipinos born in the USA and other parts of the world should learn to speak the cultural language Tagalog or Filipino. You can feel the Filipino culture if you are able to speak the cultural language along with knowing the history, traditional food, and Filipino traditions.

Latino parents are very good at training their US-born children to speak the Spanish language. There is a very high percentage of Latinos, like Mexicans, that are able to speak Spanish. Their parents taught them because that is part of the culture, and they are able to speak it.

The Filipino community in the USA is divided into two groups. One group of Filipinos who are able to speak Tagalog were mostly born in the Philippines, and the other group doesn’t know how to speak the language and were mostly born here in the US.

Sometimes the US-born Filipinos will tease the Philippine-born Filipinos as being FOBS, or Fresh Off the Boat. They will even make fun of their accents when they speak English. If only the US-born are able to speak the language, there won’t be divided into two groups anymore.

Most US-born Filipinos crave the culture when they go to college. They join the Filipino clubs, learn the food, learn traditional dances and history. Many US-born Pinoys want to learn the cultural language, so they enrolled in a Conversational Tagalog class. After they take the class, they are not able to practice because they have no one to practice with and the parents are not cooperating. Sometimes they want to practice with other Filipinos, but are afraid of the American accent and are not able to pronounce it well.

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