First, living abroad might destroy a person`s mother tongue. The other factor is abandoning the language.
It is a known fact that a the surrounding environment significantly influences affects the process of language acquisition of a language. When a child`s parents move to another country for specific purposes, the child will is likely to acquire the other country`s language. When living abroad there is a big chance that people lose their language to some degree. Such instances of losing one’s own mother tongue on account of migration are quite common. Some might lose everything about the language and others might lose some skills such as writing formally or speaking properly. However, the degree of loss is relative; some may completely forget their mother tongues or their first language while others may retain parts of it. In cases where the migrants practice their traditions in their adoptive country, they are far more likely to retain their first language and acquire the second one, i.e., the language widely spoken in the foreign country to which they have relocated. Some families try to keep their traditions by using their native language abroad. In other meaning, when they speak to a family member they use their native language and by this way they maintain the language.
Throughout the history we have seen witnessed instances and / or read about people who lost their language because they did not use it anymore. They lived abroad and started using and learning the host country`s language. I have two friends who were born in the United State and spent six years in the US. They came back to Saudi Arabia and enrolled in school at the age of six and at that time there were no English subject taught in elementary schools. When they were By the time they attained the age of 12 at the age of 12, they have had forgotten most of their acquired language i.e., English and they struggled to learn the language and found it extremely