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How I Learn Another Language Essay

  • Submitted by: cutziyffw909
  • on February 24, 2009
  • Category: Arts and Music
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ENGLISH 100
CARMEN CARCAMO
My mother   is from Mexico, moved to Guatemala a week after marrying my father in Mexico city, my father,   a only child, raised in a rural place by his grandparents in a small town of Guatemala,   none of them with any information regarding schools and educational choices.
I have had many different experiences with language in two different areas.   Since my parents decided to enroll me in a German speaking school, just because the sons of my godparents were already enrolled in that particular school.
I spent 14 years of my life in an Austrian Institute, were I started to attend, when I was 4 years old, I heard the German language all morning and part of the afternoons. Since all my teachers were from Austria and all my classes were in German with exemption of the grammar class   and social studies in Spanish. that was fine and normal for me, I did not feel any difficulty learning another language, until I was 11 years old, when I realized I had to make room in my brain for a third language.
In that moment, I felt deeply wounded, I was so use to the German language, that English was for me like a staving on my back. My mother sent me for two years after school for extra lessons in English, first with a private teacher she found were the devil lost his tale, by the way, the placed smelled like sulfur, I think it was just coincidence.
After writing a hole notebook with grammar rules for the English language and not getting even one point in improvement in my English note, my mother decided   we had breathe enough sulfur for that year, so she sent me to the government University, were they had a program of English, for anybody that wanted to learned English as a second language.
This was a complete different experience from the one I had before. I was 12 years old, and all my class mates were at least 10 years older than me. Well, to make a long story short, I ended being the baby mascot of my college level English class and if this was...

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