The languages shift depending on the person I am talking to. When I am speaking with my parents, I would only speak Spanish. When I am presenting, participating, or talking to a teacher I speak English. When I am speaking with my friends or people who know both languages and are familiar with Spanglish that is when I would use it. Being able to shift my languages and balance them out, I become a more bilingual person as my ability to speak the languages get stronger.
That was what I did in Houston community college English courses, so I didn't think not once it would be much different online than in going to class in person. so, for on the surface, to an outsider, insider I am sure know that this is what it appears that English course do. To be honest in most all my classes I did read, discuss, and write papers; however, quickly I find out that there was so much more learn to it. I feel that is going to be my specific experience I had while at Houston Commute College, I see that is really shows how integrated is to learn. I never give up even that my language is Spanish.
He later found the different between the two languages. For example, classroom language is the same as public language while home language is the same as private language. Rodriguez felt more comfortable in speaking Spanish, his private language, than English. Therefore causing him to not really participate or speak in class. Out of the blue, his teacher came to visit his family asking “ to encourage your children to practice their English when they are home.
I would layout the flyers in the front office and throughout the school so that other teachers and parents could see and spread the word. I will hold an informational bilingual night open to all parents and other interested teachers of the lessons I hold in class that encourages both languages. Their home languages would have lessons about the cultures that last a week long. A Power Point would be created to inform parents their students are learning their home language yet are still learning the English language by doing other activities in the
With the help of relatives, we learned English and from then on we felt like the world was at our feet. The feeling of being able to completely understanding what someone is saying and having the ability to respond properly became my new favorite thing. Once we learned English many doors opened up for my brother and I. We were moved from ESL classes to regular classes so that we could further our knowledge. The first two years of school in the U.S. for me were spent trying to learn English, while my classmates were working on learning to write properly.
When one is a monolingual speaker, he or she is missing out on a completely different captivating culture. Although having grown uo in a spanish speaking atmosphere, I wasn’t a spanish expert. To be able to improve my spanish and get to understand and experience my culture, I’m taking an AP Spanish course. Taking that AP Spanish course has helped me improve my spanish and has also succeeded in teaching me some of our traditions through activities we do in class. For el dia de los muertos, we gave a presentation on what the day meant to a class of freshmen.
I was taking a Spanish class, a class in where they were teaching my own language, and so I realized I didn’t needed the class. I had to ask my Spanish teacher if there were any classes that will helped me learn english, and so he mentioned the ELD class(English Language Development Program). Later I was enrolled to the ELD class. When I first came to the country, I thought I was the only one that couldn’t speak English. As soon as I stepped into the class, I knew I wasn't the only one struggling.
It gives a better understanding not just in English ll but in your other classes as well. Every student should take time to understand what the syllabus is all about and how it could change your behavior and or study skills. Therefore I believe that the syllabus and it 's great way of showing what it 's worth can improve on many students on following
In this essay, I would like to address question # 41: “What does Charles Cooley mean by the phrase “the looking-glass self”? What use does his concept have to your status as a student?”. This question is from chapter #4, which concerns (Socialization, Interaction, and the Self). The question is important to us these days because most people care about how others look at them and how they can judge by how we appear to them. Many people start to look at what people like to see in them, and they forget who they really are because they are so focused on what many people would think of them.
As most of the time I am with myself so I want to come out of my comfort zone, do something different and meet others to know people and want to know that what people do and what they want because in my comfort zone I will never find out that what others think and what method they have in their leadership skills. And I want to know that how people make connections with others, how they make friendship or how they meet new people and make relation with them as I have problem with meeting new people and talking to them first. Most of the time I wait for people to come to me rather I go first and talk to them. These skills are important for leadership as these skills help you to know people and know how to work with people with different personality. The other thing that I want to improve is my communication skills and public skills that will not improve if I don’t have interactions with others and that’s why for the first step I choose to come out of my comfort zone and work in community such as
When Rodriguez was young, he would speak in English in school or in stores near his house, and when Rodriguez would get home from school he would speak Spanish (72). Rodriguez’s English was not the best, and because of that he would either be silent or quietly mumble when asked to participate by one of the nuns (73). Since his lack of participation was noticeable and showed little progress, some of his teachers visited Rodriguez’s home to ask his parents to “encourage your children to practice their English when they are home?” (73). Rodriguez one day walks in on his parents speaking Spanish, but when they see him they switch to English, which offends and over the days that follows angers him enough to decide to seriously learn English. Rodriguez even willingly decides to participate in class (74).
I grew up learning Spanish as my first language because that was my parents’ native language. I had to learn English in school and practice at home, but it was difficult when my parents could not help me. Therefore, I mostly kept to myself and puzzled over words that I simply did not understand. My parents understood that I was having a tough time in school because of my lack of communication skills and decided to place me into the English Language Development program in my elementary school so that I would not get behind the other students. This program appointed me to a counselor who would check my progress in class on a weekly basis.
I was also involved in a program called women in history at my school. We learned a speech and then presented to younger grades. This shows that I can be trustworthy enough and accountable to learn my speech in the time given. This also shows that I am comfortable talking in front of other people respectfully. I also am involved in a lot of community service projects not just for school, but from outside activities as well.
English was not my second language, but I did know what it was like to learn a language and how frustrating it could be. Because of this, I want to be as much help to them as possible. Tenorio says, “It is not the awareness of racial and cultural differences that leads to prejudice and racism, but how people respond to these differences” (p. 26). Every student is different. It is up to me and every other future teacher out there to always be available to their students as well as to be open minded and
To many, code-switching seems like a bad thing, and I guarantee some that are guilty of it will deny it at first chance. However, I have uncovered many benefits of being a code-switching fanatic. To begin, code-switching sets the proper appropriate tone when talking with a certain group of people. For example, it helps you gain status in the workplace to speak in a formal fashion. Similarly, code-switching might the the very tool needed to fit in with a specific friend group at school.