Learning languages is so important in today’s globalized world. Being able to communicate has been one of mankind's most important achievements. Through languages you are able to connect personally and culturally with other people. Hello, my name is Daniel Basurto Fojaco, I was born on June 15, 2002, in San Diego, California but have been living in Mexico my whole life.

Since a young age, English has been a core aspect of my academic life, eventually, it has allowed me to have some of the most amazing experiences in my life.

I took a leap of faith studied abroad for a year in a different country with a completely different culture from mine, that country was Taiwan. This shift brought about many things, it solidified my passion
and love for music at moments where I would sing for audiences, at a certain point getting paid to sing traditional Mexican songs, as well as starting to write my own songs; not only that but it also introduced me to learning languages, with the first one being Mandarin. After 8 months of
being abroad and enjoying life while relaxing for the first time in years, my time was cut short due to the ongoing pandemic. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx