I came to Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) after transferring from Gallaudet University. I found that what I was required to take a pre-course before taking the real credit courses at TNCC called English Fundamentals 1. So, I took the class that my counselor and my interpreter, who worked in 25 years at TNCC, recommended me to meet Ms. Dubbé. This semester I have improved my reading and writing skills. I am a better student because I have learned effective strategies and pondered over my future goals.
All of this will be accomplished by first passing all my courses here at heritage and one think will lead to the next as if we were to play follow the leader. Also I hope to meet new friends here at Heritage and out in the work field. There has been one good friend that I’ve known on my journey here at Heritage and her name is Vanessa Ochoa, I can say we are two peas in a pod because we are always together at school and it’s great that she is also in the social work program.
My long term career and educational goals are to graduate from college with a double major in Spanish and Piano Pedagogy with a 3.9 GPA. I would like to open a private piano studio and tutor Spanish. I also hope to be able to teach English as a second language to Latinos and Hispanics in my community. To reach my longer term goals I first of all need to decide which college I will go to! When I get to college I need to do what I did for my shorter term goals - budget my time and be responsible.
As a hopeful future undergraduate at IUPUI, I am eager to participate in the nursing program. Currently I am taking a class at my high school that will allow me to become a certified nursing assistant if I pass the state exam. Although I have only started this school year, I can tell that I have found my passion through nursing. With this simple goal, I plan to focus on my school work and dedicate my time at IUPUI. Besides the school aspect, I also want to participate in numerous extracurricular activities offered.
The Summer Stay Scholarship would not only help me to achieve my educational goals but will also benefit my future career. By taking summer classes I will be able to complete all of class requirements to graduate on time. This will also allow me to complete other classes that I would like so specialize in during my time in school. Specifically, I would like to achieve my minor in sign language. Without taking summer courses I will not be able to receive this minor without an extra semester at school or overburdening myself for a few semesters.
Vanhonsebrouck, is known for her fantastic teaching methods and positive attitude. Overall, any elective you’ll choose will be fun, but the one that will prepare you for high school is Spanish. Spanish at the middle school will go at a slower pace in middle school compared to high school because they split the first year into two. I really wish I took Spanish as a seventh grader and prepared myself for high school. Learning a new language can be fun if you go at the right pace and with the right
What is the dead and is it achievable? The deadline I set for myself is within three years. The reason I say within three years and not just three years is, depending on where I am during my schooling I may opt to join and agency as I finish my schooling part time. Three years will give me plenty of time if I do decide to finish school first though before searching for a job. To be realistic, have I afforded myself the time necessary to complete my goal?
I search for ways in which I can bring to my family not only knowledge of other lands where people look, live, sound and eat differently but also ways in which I can help them communicate with people from around the world. I have done my own internet searches and conducted my own personal research about which language is the best choice for my family to begin learning in addition to English. It is obvious that learning Spanish as a second language here in the United States is the most practical choice if we want to use our new found language on a daily basis. Experts suggest using the new target language daily if you hope to become bilingual, and I know we will use it every day in our community that has experienced marked Latino growth.
This Life-long Learner Report assignment has really helped with my Spanish speaking. One of the things I said I would do was speak to my mom in Spanish whenever I can, and this has helped me a lot. For example, when I spoke to my mom, she would give me instant feedback when I would pronounce a word wrong. She would also tell me new words that I didn 't know beforehand. It 's also been fun to be able to understand the Spanish TV shows and movies, because before I started this class I didn 't understand much of it (I would have to constantly ask my mom questions on what they talking about).
Competence in English I pursued all my school education in in my own language before entering United States. However, my family and myself prepared me well to pursue higher education in English since my middle school. After my immigration to United States, I had only one year (placed as a senior) to fulfill 3 years of English language requirement and 3 years of History requirement to graduate high school on time. I accept the challenge and work harder to finish the requirements.
Jekoi D. Lassiter Personal Statement UNCG School of Education Degree Objective: M.Ed. My interest in the field of Education dates back to my primary years of school. Throughout my elementary years, I was always fascinated with aiding my fellow classmates in the area of reading comprehension, through the usage of breaking apart words and using the correct skills and strategies to attack reading passages and questions. This love for literacy increased throughout my grade school career. In my senior year of High School, I was provided the opportunity to participate in an Apprenticeship where I served as a Third Grade Teacher Assistant at one of the local elementary schools.
Despite the fact that I was born in the U.S., my native language is Spanish, I was raised in Mexico, and spent half of my life studying in Tijuana. It wasn’t until the sixth grade that I decide to switch to an all English-speaking school in San Diego. I’ve since crossed the San Ysidro border every day, going the extra mile to wake up earlier, and to getting to home later. I in no way regret my decision to leave my friends, and my comfort zone, even if it might seem puzzling to many including my family. But this wasn’t always the case.
Previously I thought a teacher only needed to know if the child was developing correctly and all student where treated equally. Although there are still some of this in play I have now taken a different approach. One of the interesting issue I learnt from this week was Development Appropriate Practice. Using knowledge about a child development, abilities, development of key milestones to create a plan that is suitable for the age and stage of their development. Understanding what is culturally and socially acceptable as well as individual appropriateness are just as important.