What am I? As a child, I have always grown up trying to understand the world and constantly asking myself those two questions. I spoke fluent English yet had the blood of a Korean and always felt out of place. I would also feel embarrassed around my grandparents because I never knew how to fully comprehend what they said. I rarely ate any Korean food or spoke a word of Korean other than the typical greetings.
Body Section 1 Paragraph 1 Parents put rules or standards of their children to follow, confusing children at times when a new option is brought up. Their parents might have a set religion already in the family and in most cases expect them to follow it. When a child comes across another religion that seems to work better for them, they can become confuse on what to follow. Should they either stay with what they already know, or make their own choice and choose something else. What makes this choice equally difficult is having to choose whether to go against their parents wishes or against their own.
Immersing oneself in a new community can come with difficulties such as language barriers and balancing two different identities. Firoozeh may have decided to add a “simpler” name, but had to deal with the emotional turmoil that came with people not knowing her actual Iranian heritage. Firoozeh also had to help her mother adapt to American culture by translating because her mother could not speak English. Firoozeh’s father had to adapt to the language barriers because his version of English was incomprehensible to the average American. Every single member of Firoozeh’s family had to adapt to American culture by giving up parts of their original identity because they had to make a place for themselves in their newfound
Language is a human system of communication with everyone and it values in our culture. We all have some kind of language barriers within us, no matter what background we are from. "Mother Tongue" by Amy Tan and "How to Tame a Wild Tongue" by Gloria Anzaldua shares similar themes as they both deal with how different forms of the same language are recognized in the society. Anzaldua and Tan are facing many barriers because of their difficulties with the language that they learned, in order to overcome these challenges, they needed to incorporate with their families so that these changes would not affect themselves but also their families. When living in a family with parents that speak "broken English", it is always common to find hardships and challenges.
(Goldsmith, 2004.) They see a child of a different ethnicity than their parents and they feel that child is not being brought up correctly because they are being brought up in another culture that is not their own. They think that it is wrong of the parents to adopt that child because they are taking the child away from its roots, where they came from, and who they truly are because of the difference in race and culture. Parents must do research and keep their children with their culture, because knowing who you are culturally has a big impact on your life. Being a multicultural family can open many opportunities.
It had some similarities to my native tongue, so pronunciations became less difficult. I studied the language until I graduated, and I was eager to continue learning Korean when I entered college. Unfortunately, EWU (Eastern Washington University) does not offer Korean. Which is why, studying in South Korea will have a significant impact on my language learning process. Speaking from experience I understand how important it is to live amongst the natives when learning their language.
Their beliefs then impacted their parenting method to allow their children to learn what they want and speak openly and honestly with each other. Societal beliefs of the time angered my parents, so they went against the rules when raising their kids. As a result, I hold similar values towards today 's beliefs, which impacts my decision making in all aspects of my life. Growing up in a nonconforming household has given me the opportunity to see society from an outside view. While it may separate me from most people, it allows me to view life from a different perspective.
Many children are exposed to a variety of languages each day. Parents, will usually be the ones to experience difficulty with raising their child bilingually with the proper support for their child’s needs. Parents may also find confusion in regarding their child/en and their psychical ability to speak and communicate in two different languages from their early age. That is why 6 years ago, we decided to build our own community and schools around Europe so that we can be the ones to help lead children into learning a new foreign language,even, if their parents are not bilingual. Our team works to their best ability to make the children feel comfortable and yet challenge them with learning a new language in a fun way.
Questions of abandoning or maintaining one’s home language affects education policy in all immigrant receiving nations. Because of the consequences of colonisation, migration, nation-formation, traditions of exogamy, and modernisation, some degree of bilingualism is typical of most people in the world.” Today the most advanced nations realise that they can no longer be ignorant of the languages and cultures of other people on this planet. This is why bilingual-multicultural education was initiated. It was believed that this approach will build closer ties between the students’ community, their language background, and the educational plan of the school. The students will develop pride in themselves and their heritage.
The duty of family is important in youngsters because it is the main foundation and structure of youngsters itself. Chaotic background of family can affect the foundation for children's learning .According to article; divorce family can affect typical reaction of children (Kathleen O'Connell Corcoran, 1997). The increasing numbers of chaotic background of family also increase the negative changes in the parent-child relationship based on their interaction among each other’s. As we know they learn how to manage their emotions and behaviours and establish healthy relationships with adults and peers through their parent in the family. Some of them would feel alienated by their own family.