Literacy Narrative Essay On Language

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Literacy Narrative Language was something I had never put much thought into until October of my junior year in high school. For sixteen years, I lived in the same town, went to the same school, and was around the same people. I was never exposed to different languages. The farthest I had ever traveled from my hometown was twelve hours to Orlando, Florida for family vacation. I learned about language, reading, and writing in school. English was never my favorite subject but I normally excelled in it. I remember around the end of my sophomore year, I was scheduling my classes for the next school year. I knew I had to choose a foreign language and my choices were simple: Spanish or Latin. Many people told me that Latin was the smarter decision …show more content…
Because of the cost, the trip would be my Christmas and birthday present for that year. Since I was a still a minor at the time of the trip, I could not go alone so my step dad would go with me. I had a long eight month wait until the trip. In those eight months, I learned as much Spanish as I possibly could. I advanced from Spanish I to Spanish II. Although my Spanish II teacher turned out to be one of my all-time worst teachers, I still enjoyed the class. I spent hours learning new words, conjugations, and pronuncuations. I tried not to focus on his terrible style of teaching and be thankful for the opportunity to keep learning about this new language I …show more content…
I was given the opportunity to travel and experience the Spanish culture. I am so grateful for my experiences and all the things I learned in Costa Rica. By learning a little bit about a new language, I was about to create instant friendships with people by speaking a few words the recognize. To the children, Americans seemed so different. I was able to make connections with them by speaking their language. My life was forever changed in Costa Rica because of being able to speak and understand

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