Essay I Am Of Mexican Descent

1035 Words Oct 2nd, 2016 5 Pages
Confidence is a state of mind, where the individual has self-assured and has faith in their abilities to succeed. Confidence levels can vary from person to person, depending on how much confidence an individual has, which can affect their position in life. In fact, Failing to realize my self worth has been my biggest failure.
My failure began when I started elementary school. As I was entering Pre-k, my teachers and my parents noticed something that differentiated me from my classmates. I did not communicate to any of my teachers or classmates. Being a young girl of hispanic background, my teacher assumed that I could not speak any English. But my parents, on the other hand, assumed that I had a speech disability. Although I am of Mexican descent, my first language is English and I can easily understand the language. I was tested by school officials to diagnose my problem. The school tested me on my communication skills, and instead of passing the test with flying colors, I failed miserably. After failing the speech exam, I was placed into an ESL program. ESL program helps students to understand and learn the English language. After taking many classes, my instructor noticed that I did not need any help with learning the language, instead he noticed it was my personality that was in need of repair.
I was a shy person, who was afraid to speak in groups of people. I was afraid to ask for help, fearing that I would be ridiculed for asking and so for years, that was my state…

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