Am I bilingual?
Spanish was my first language. When I was young, I learned Spanish before English. However my knowledge of Spanish slowly diminished as I grew up in a primarily English speaking household and attending English speaking schools. I still have the ability to carry out a conversation with a Spanish speaker, while my vocabulary and grammar skills are limited. When spoken to, I understand the language much more easily than I can create responses.
Would my knowledge of Spanish be enough to qualify myself as bilingual on college applications? If I do say that I am bilingual, will the colleges evaluate my language skills in any way?
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