The World Of Reading And The English Language

1983 WordsOct 29, 20158 Pages
If there’s anything harder than learning how to read for the very first time, it’s learning how to read with a parent whose first language is not English. Learning how to read can get pretty interesting when you’re trying to wander into the world of reading and the English language. However, this small obstacle never stopped me from learning how to read or even from reading at all. Now that I am eighteen years old, I have a big love for reading. Reading is a virtual escape that allows me to jump into many alternate universes. My journey to the world of reading and the English language was not a smooth one, but it turned out to be a rewarding experience. Throughout my years in elementary school, I resided in Miami which obviously has a big Hispanic population. There are people who speak Spanish or are bilingual like me. Yes, English is not my first language, it’s Spanish. Despite the fact that I am bilingual, English is the language that I am more comfortable with. However, before I entered elementary school my mom had placed me in a day care that would teach me English. That turned out to be a failure as we never received any lessons in English and the English that I did learn was not quite appropriate for a four year old. That never stopped my mom though. She had already been living in the United States for almost 20 years so she knew enough English to communicate with others. My mother values education and learning a lot, so she would buy me books to improve my
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