My father in law emmigrated here to the US from 'Germany when he was 11. He speaks some German but mostly English. He doesn't have a German accent because he has been here longer than he was in Germany. However, he has a cousin that is friends with us and them on facebook. Gunther speaks German and replies in German. He can read English. I use google translate to answer back and read what he posts. I find it so cool that I can correspond with a relative, however distant, in German and be able to translate. Maybe in the long run, I will learn some of another language as well.
I used to speak spanish as a child because we lived in South America where my Daddy was stationed. Ican use google translate and practice spanish. It would be cool if I could relearn spanish. I was fluent as a young child. I remember some now, but not enough. I think I am going to set out to learn spanish by typing in and practicing phrases.