She stated that her mother "reads Forbes report, listens to Wall Street Week, converses daily with her stockbroker" (Tan, 2006, p. 21). This evidence supports the claim that lack of "perfect" English does not equal a lack of intellect. The key point shows that even though the author used "simple" English to speak to her mother, yet her mother was still able to read English. This proves that her mother was not incompetent at all with understanding the English language. Specific evidence that supports my claim that Amy 's mother did have a good understanding of English, was when she effortlessly reads "the Forbes report" or "Shirley MacLaine books with ease" (Tan, 2006, p. 21).
And it was perhaps the first time she had heard me give a lengthy speech, using the kind of English I have never used with her" (Tan 1). This quote from the narrative showed the author 's realization of the difference in the way that she speaks in different environments. Later Amy grasped that she uses the same type of English with her husband, but she comprehended that it was the language of family talk or the language she grew up with. Tan starts to tell her mother 's story about the gangster that wanted her mother family to adopt him. She states, "You should know that my mother 's expressive command of English belies how much she actually understands" (Tan 1).
She realizes that it is perhaps the first time her mother had heard her give a lengthy speech using the Standard English that she learned at school and through books. A kind of English she had never used with her mother. Amy realizes again the English she does use again when she is walking down the street with her mother and her husband. Her husband doesn’t notice any switch of her English. This is because they’ve been together over the twenty years.
Learning how to read and write for me was a tough journey due to several circumstances. As I was born in a country where more than 25 percent of its population is illiterate, it was not hard to get proper education of my first language, but it surely was to learn a second language properly. Thankfully, I come from a well off family that puts education as their first priority. My mother always said “No matter how expensive or hard it gets, but your education is your only identity in this world, it is what you’re worth”. Surely getting international level education which provides you with a foreign certificate has an extortionate price, but my family enrolled me in an international school starting first grade.
This all started when a big part of my family, from my mother side, went to live in the United States looking for a better place to live. For when they moved there, no one really knew Spanish , so they had to learn English to be able to communicate. That is when my family, from my mother side, comes more interested with the English language. Yet, not everyone was fascinated with the idea to learn a completely new language. A couple of years pass and my mother marries my dad, whose family does not really care of any other language except Spanish .
She saw it as an obstacle that they would be able to overcome with hard work. And so, after a good cry to just let all of her fears, worries, and grievances out, she buckled down and started looking at options for her deaf daughter. First, they tried the oral method at the Central Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis. Once a week, for two years, they drove thirty miles to attend an hour-long class. This was very difficult and tedious, and certainly not the best communication method, but it was the only resource they had at the time, and at least it gave them a foundation to work off of from there.
The government even shut down recently as the Democrats and Republicans were unable to reach an agreement. However, providing a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants is favored by the majority of American citizens, and research shows that they help the American economy and lower the national crime rate well below the current statistics. Immigration policies are a vital part of any nation’s economy, and any changes can induce drastic changes. Canada, a nation with radically different immigration policy than the United States of America, enjoys the benefits of multiculturalism. Their immigrant population is the most educated in the world, and despite growing the xenophobia in the west their population is still highly in favor of an influx of immigrants (Tepperman 5).
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