As time goes on, Rodriguez realizes that he must know English to “fit in” with the society. He becomes frustrated that his parents do not know English, so they cannot help him in school. Eventually, Rodriguez pretty much forgets Spanish and has some difficulty conversing with his family, however he is still able to communicate with them. 7. As previously stated, narrative and first-hand accounts of situations allow us to further understand Rodriguez, which helps amplify the magnitude of his
The difference in the two is that although Amy’s mother did have a hard time speaking the language clearer that the average English speaker she was able to have a language with her family that was English but they had a certain bond with it. Richard Rodriguez on the other hand was told he had to speak English even with his parents but his parents were no more an English speaker than he; so, once he began to understand the language better and speak it with his parents, his parents were the ones
He became a good collector of thoughts, but usually lacked his own opinion. Reading helped make him a more confident English speaker and writer. Education had changed his family’s life. He became resentful to his parents when they could not help him with homework which pushed him to read more. He became embarrassed at his parents lack of education,
This time, it was asking about a class we were both taking in school. After he smoothly got me to text him we began talking daily. I started seeing a more mature, changed side to Corwin and I found out that my initial impression of him was completely wrong. He turned out to be a truly amazing person that I never gave him enough credit to think he could be. The more I got to know the real Corwin Weik, the more I realized that he built up walls and portrayed a certain person because that’s what he was used to, just like me.
another social insitiution is william, who not only supporst his writing talents, but also helps him gain confidence within his work. he allows him to visit ehrn hr needs too and he helps him by editing his work too sheer perfection. Jamal even refers to him as his "teacher" which is a huge sign of respect when his fellow peers begin to get curious. one other inferior soscal institution would be claire, a female who is present throughout his school career, but he also begins to devolpe feelings for her. this is an achievement because he is actually beginning to show feelings for a person outside his
My feelings for not speaking Spanish are that we speak more English because we are in America and that is the language spoken primarily. They have taken Spanish class and did ok but don’t use it much. My parents and I talk in Spanglish on a daily bases, especially if we don’t want to let my boys here what we are talking about. I don’t feel like not teaching them was a bad thing. I also feel like I don’t like it when I am approached by other ethnicities and spoken Spanish to.
Aria In the short narrative which is excerpted from the book titled “The Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez”“, Aria” Richard Rodriguez talks about the diversity between private and public language growing up as a child. Richard Rodriguez in addition speaks on the subject of what he gained from learning to speak the English language and what he lost by gaining this comprehension. He argues his principle that bilinguals be on familiar terms with what separates personal language and public language. On the other hand, Richard Rodriguez feels the pain and struggle that comes in the midst of being a person who does not speak the public language. The difference stuck between public and private language with the aim of Richard
He was a “scholarship boy,” a boy who never thought he was adequate, always anxious to learn, but highly uncreative. Mr. Rodriguez was more advanced in his understanding of the English language than his parents, and he knew this. He mentions “I was the one who came home and corrected the “simple” grammatical mistakes of our parents.” However, as he got older he tried to separate his school life from his home life. In the end, the realization that he came to later on in life was that the reason why he was so successful in school was because he understood the gap between him and his previous culture was widening, but he let it widen
Would you rather have a professor that speaks one or two languages? People may think that knowing two tongues is impressive and important to the students, but it could also bring confusion to the other peers. A student in an English class would feel more comfortable knowing that the instructor’s first language is English. Then by surprise the students find out that the instructor messed up the student’s attention by speaking in Spanish. Students will start to think, “I thought we were in an English class?” The reason why the instructor spoke in a different language may be that he/she has students from Mexico, the most common language spoken around here is Spanish, or perhaps Spanish is the first language he/she learned.
Nowadays, many people on the world learn at least one foreign language because they want to improve themselves. The problem is how to learn a foreign language effectively. I think the best way to learn a foreign language is combination of the two ways: going to class and learning by yourself. When you study the foreign language in class, you have some benefits. You will receive the good materials that provide by school.