Personal Narrative: An Interview With A Bilingual Teacher

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The interview that I’ m doing is with Mrs. V, she is a teacher at head start for 9 years. She is a bilingual teacher and works with 4 year olds that are turning 5. She has a total of 20 kids and there is a total of two teachers. The other teacher Ms. M has been at head start for 2 years and she is English speaking. In head start each room is filled with an English speaker and a Spanish speaker. The reason for this is because head start makes up 60 percent Latinos and 40 percent are Spanish speaking in their home language. The native language is half English and half Spanish speaking children. I teach them both languages in my classroom. The thing I like most about my job is spending time with the little ones that are Spanish speaking and teaching them it is okay to talk in their language. Teaching …show more content…
V. said we do English and Spanish every day at circle time and everything in the class is labeled with Spanish and English and the books in the library are the same way.” Ms. V chose this field because she loves children and she wants to see that the children know their language and they were not forgot about when they were learning English.Mrs. V’ s native language is Spanish and she is from Mexico City. She started learning English at the age of 13. Mrs. V, said, “yes she was fluent in her native language before she started speaking English.”. She learned English in school and out of school and with friends. Mrs. V spoke her native language at home which was Spanish. Mrs. V. said, her experience learning English was extremely difficult, because in Spanish they have different sounds to letters and different ways of saying word. Mrs. V. said, “Learning English was very challenging to her because she was very shy, timid and quiet.” She also said, “It was hard getting used to a new place and having to get used to so many things”. My experience with the English language was very typical, because I have never heard the language before and it sounded like Chinese to

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