Learning English Essay

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Coming from a Spanish speaking household having to learn a new language can always be difficult. While, I was a child learning a second language was difficult. It was difficult for me to put words to use in the correct way. And use terms that make sense with one another term. It was difficult for me because some Spanish words sound the same as English words, and while learning I wanted to translate everything the way I say it in Spanish to English. For example, in Spanish “helo” means ice, but if you say it out loud it sounds like “yellow”. Little things like that will be a big issue to me. I have to put up with many looks from others and hear all sorts of criticism around me. Learning a new language at a young age was a struggle with reading…show more content…
Knowing nothing about the language and then suddenly having to learn how to read and write gave me big obstacles to overcome. During, elementary school through 6th grade I went to a bilingual school. We had a month of all English courses and then one month of all Spanish courses rotating along the school year. During, this time I learned how to read and write in English. Also how to use past, present, and future tenses while incorporating them into sentences. Not only was this difficult for me, but also having to read in front of classmates was embarrassing. Every time I would have to read out loud I could feel my face get hot and red. However, not only did I have to learn a new language and have an accent with it, but I also had to face the criticism from others who knew the language and had no struggle with…show more content…
One of the major reasons I pushed myself to master the English language was to better my future to obtain a better job than just working for minimum wage. Another, reason is to avoid the criticism from others. Avoiding this will save me the embarrassments and will boost my self-esteem around others. Finally, I am still learning to help my parents succeed. Helping them makes me feel good inside, because I know that they will not go through everything I went through and that they will gain more knowledge. Being felt as an outsider has gave me confidence inside about my languages. I have gained a great amount of knowledge and will continue no matter what the situation is. I guess, that being an outsider can be beneficial. It gives you more courage to work on yourself, and prove others that you are capable of doing whatever you set your mind too and even help others along the
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