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Ever since I can remember I’ve talked Spanish and English at home. My mom would talk to me in Spanish, my dad would speak to me in English, and once my sister and I were old enough to communicate, we spoke mainly English. It wasn’t until my sophomore year of high school that I began to struggle with the Spanish language. I had taken Spanish 1-2 - which were levels 1 and 2 for Spanish speakers. At first, I believed the class would be an easy A, yet as the year flowed, I realized it wouldn’t be as easy as I had anticipated. Learning and perfecting a language wasn’t as easy as I believed. Due to my dedicated teachers, help from my parents, and assistance from friends, I became successful in the class I believed would be a breeze. Through my teacher – Mr. Hernandez – I was able to get help and advice in order to pass my Spanish class with the grade I wanted. At the beginning of the school year, I had believed I spoke Spanish fluently, however, after a few quizzes, I realized I struggled more than I would’ve liked. There was so many grammar rules to Spanish that I never known about and I discover that I couldn’t read at a very high level in Spanish. One time in class I had to read in aloud in Spanish, although I was able to read it fairly smoothly, I realized that by the end of the text I had no idea what I had just read due to focusing on trying to pronounce every word correctly. After my first test, the score was not the score I wanted. It was after that test score that I

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