My Spanish And Spanish Language Essay

854 Words Oct 25th, 2016 4 Pages
Recently I decided to change my Spanish minor to a major. My reasoning for this change is that I can spend more time in the Spanish culture and have a better understanding of the Spanish language. I plan to pursue a career in the medical field and having a comprehensive understanding of the Spanish language will allow me to reach more patients. Latinos represent 16% percent of the Spanish population and are the fastest growing ethnic minority group. For this reason, I have chosen to study Spanish over other languages such as Mandarin or French. Being immersed in the Spanish culture will sharpen my speaking skills and also help me better understand the history and culture of the Spanish-speaking people. Although learning in the classroom has provided me with the tools to speak the language fluently, being engaged in the culture on daily will provide me with an experience that cannot be recreated in a classroom. Coming to Grace College provided me with an opportunity to experience an unfamiliar setting. I had never visited the school campus prior to move in day, nor did I know anyone on campus. Moving to Grace College was the first time that I had been away from home for an extended period of time. During my time at Grace I have adjusted to a different culture. Being from California and moving to Indiana, I had to realize that the way of life in Indiana is unlike the lifestyle that I lived in California. Not only were the people unfamiliar to me, but I also had to adjust to…

Related Documents