Essay on My Career Goal Is Be An English Teacher For Deaf Students

805 Words Feb 14th, 2016 4 Pages
The first question many teenagers are asked at any social gathering or family party is, ‘what do you want to do when you graduate?’ For most adolescents, that question is the most dreaded part of any day. However, that stereotype doesn’t apply to me, as I had decided in the 10th grade exactly what I wanted to do in life. My future career goal is to be an English teacher for deaf students. My plan is based off of my interest in the deaf community and culture, my passion for English and love for helping people. Obviously my career is a very specific one, and it sparks many questions. My interest in American Sign Language started when I was in the second grade. My teenage brother, at the time, had unsuccessfully been taking an American Sign Language class which led me to stumbling upon an American Sign Language dictionary. Unable to understand many of its words, but to interest to stop trying, my mother went out and bought me my own dictionary for younger learners. From there my interest grew into a passion, however with no one to learn and practice with and no formal instruction, I often put the book down to pursue other interest. Later in life, around middle school, my interest in American Sign Language sparked again for no other reason than my curiosity for the language and culture. I began attempting to teach myself, but found it futile when school started up again. Eventually as I got older, more resources opened up to me and I started taking online classes. Though I am…

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