Bilingual Analysis

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I don’t recall the exact process I went through to becoming bilingual as a child, but when I saw the reaction of the children in the film, speaking with tounges, on their first day of kindergarten in a mandarin dual immersion class. Even though they were lost, they also seemed very intrigued of what their teacher was explaining to them in an unknown language. I can visualize my reaction being very similar because of the knowledge I have attained throughout these courses of how second language acquisition occurs.
When I began taking the block 1 one courses I realized that the way I acquired a language was very similar to the stages that have been mentioned throughout the courses. For example, the film speaking with tongues had a story of a …show more content…

At the end of the film the expression on Jason's father showed the impact he knew it was going to make in his son’s life. He was overjoyed that the decision he made to enroll his son in a dual immersion course was one of the best decisions he had ever made. I honestly feel my parents were so involved in my education because they knew it would benefit me for the same reasons Jason’s father had, and it has in many ways. They've struggles have become my greatest motivation throughout the years. My mother always tells me “Mija, quiero que tengas una vida sin preocupaciones.” She would go on and explain and emphasize that having a good education was the key to being successful in life in all aspects. Even as I young adolescent, I knew what I had to do. I wanted to learn. It wasn’t easy for me at the beginning of my education because my first language wasn’t English, but I never gave up. Then came a time when I became more fluent and lost my accent, but I never lost my first language, and for that I am very thankful. My parents didn’t let that occur they knew the opportunities it would bring to my future, and like always they were right. I can’t even imagine not being able to have a conversation with the people I love and admire due to a

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