My Personal Experience On The Development Of Literacy Essay

822 Words Feb 9th, 2016 4 Pages
All the people have inquisitiveness to discover and learn different knowledge and experiences; we all have this ability to acquire knowledge and experiences through study, experience, or by being taught since the first day we born. As we grow up we have the neediness to be able to communicate with the others; consequently, we begin to develop the skills to talk catching all the words we hear around us that are important to the development of literacy. With time we are old enough to attend school which is the place where we improve all our cognitive skills such as reading, writing, and math, but not all the people have the same know-how or capability to acquire these knowledge. In my personal experience the buildup and development of my literacy was not difficult; however, the most difficult part of my learning was when I began to learn another language. Like Frederick Douglass in “Learning to read and write” I have different kind of obstacles and difficulties. My first language is Spanish, but when I graduate from high school in Colombia where I am from, I decided to learn English because I was going to move to USA; therefore, to be able to communicate in this new country I had to learn English. I can identify with Douglass for learning to read and write in another language has been challenged by acquiring a new vocabulary, understanding idioms, knowing the correct pronunciation, and breaking down the languages barriers. Learning to read and write in another language has…

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