I'm from the Dominican Republic and I have 4 years living in the United States. When I came to the united states I was 13 years old, it was not easy for my brother and me to start a new life in another country without our mother. Learning another language was the hardest things I have ever done in my life. Being an immigrant it's not easy, I’m in a country that is not mine, so I had started from the beginning. And the beginning will be difficult.
Challenge Essay Moving into The United States that has a different language has been the biggest obstacle that I have ever faced, especially with the fact that there was a time where I didn’t understand a single word of that language called English. This was a big obstacle in my life since I was raised in Mexico where the prime language, there is Spanish and that was the only language I knew back then, it was until the day had come where my family and I had to move into the United States due to the violence that has been happening in Mexico. I consider those times the most difficult ones of my whole life because I had to work triple than what I normally did in school in order for me to learn a huge complex language.
Coming to America is the greatest change in my life. Being an American meaning one will be granted with limitless opportunities: financial aid, college grants, employments. Although I am not an official U.S citizen yet, I have been able to enjoy the privilege of being one. I was once reserved and afraid of fighting for what I believe for, but now I’m able to express my thoughts, exercise my freedom of speech and stand on the my ground. I am given chances to interact with different types of people, not just pertaining to school, but also to other aspect.
“ My writing experiences in English” My interests are to learn to write and to speak English. English is very important for my life. Because English is international language. When I came from my country to the united states I could’t speak and understanding it but jest I could a little words in difficult accent.
After reading the story “Me Talk Pretty One Day”, by David Sedaris I came up with tons of thoughts which are all about being in New York and having difficulties with my second language, which was English. I never thought that in the future I was going to have too much complications only because of my second language. Because, originally I had a bachelor’s degree of Chinese philology. And I used to be a Chinese teacher in my country.
Ragini Sharma Professor Debra Peplow AP English III 24 April 2016 The Immigrant Struggle Along with a few belongings and their visas, immigrants arrive in the United States with a bounty of hopes and dreams for their future. They idealize America as a land of freedom, equality, and opportunity--a land that will improve their quality of life and allow them to grow as individuals. However, upon entering the United States, many immigrants face an entirely different community with foreign cultures and values, resulting in an identity crisis.
I’m a Vietnamese immigrant. I came to the U.S in October 18th, 2010. The funny thing is it was my birthday; the day that I felt real loneliness for the first time. It wasn’t an outgoing boy neither in my birth country so it became even harder for me to fit in. So loneliness was my biggest challenge that affected my academic achievement.
The first time I arrived to this nation, I landed at the city of New York, where countless of immigrants, like me, once entered, what was and is known as, the land of opportunity. I’ve come to think that Ellis Island, the gateway to millions of immigrants to the United States, has remained in tact over the years to remind us that this nation was built and made what it is today by immigrants. The hurdles of being new to this nation approached life in different colors, forms and shapes. My English was undoubtedly limited and the few words that I could grasp did not allowed me to even sustain a conversation based on simplistic small talk.
The finish line loomed ever closer with each stride I took. Ba-dum.. Ba-dum.. Ba-dum. I could feel my heart beating wildly against my chest; the world seemed to slow down, and the tune of an Akan hymn from church service the night before echoed in my mind.