Stephanie/ October 6, 2018/ Reflective Essay #1/ 1 comments

I was raised speaking two languages, Spanish and English. I say Spanish first because I was born in Ecuador, my roots and heart lie within my beloved country. Although it is my first language it has been super helpful to have learned to speak English as a young girl too. The people of Ecuador either live along the coast where

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(Brian)Reflective Essay #1

Brian/ October 3, 2018/ Reflective Essay #1/ 3 comments

Brian Tapia September 28, 2018 Professor Ines Vano Garcia Reflective Essay #1   New York City is a gathering of different cultures, and along with it comes different forms of languages. Since the United States has no official language, everyone is free to speak their own language in which the choose. However, the most commonly used language in the United

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(Ahmed) Reflective Essay #1

Ahmed/ October 3, 2018/ Reflective Essay #1/ 4 comments

Ahmed Shehada Professor Garcia ELL 101 October 1, 2018 Reflective Essay #1   I was born in the in the Middle East and I went to America when I was about 2 years old. I grew up learning 2 languages which were Arabic and English. For me, Arabic was my first language and English was my second. I was pretty

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(Abigail) Reflective essay #1

Abigail/ October 2, 2018/ Reflective Essay #1/ 2 comments

I consider myself a Puerto Rican American if that makes sense. I was born in Manhattan, New York but both of my parents are Puerto Rican descent. I was raised in a household were two languages was spoken. Those languages were English and Spanish. Growing up I was always around my grandparents. My grandmother didn’t speak English at all and

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(Alisia) Reflective Essay 1

Alisia/ October 1, 2018/ Reflective Essay #1/ 3 comments

As a young – adult, Cuban – American, New Yorker, I speak many different languages/dialects everyday. I mostly speak English outside of my home. Within my household we speak a mixture of Spanish, English and Spanglish. When having interactions in English, I am able to switch between formal and informal language. For example, when speaking to a person of higher

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(William) Reflective Essay #1 Draft

William/ October 1, 2018/ Reflective Essay #1/ 3 comments

Language has always been in an awkward position between family and school ever since I was little. Especially when I was little, I had difficulties speaking at home and at school. Even though I was born here, my first language was Chinese since that’s what my family spoke at home. I later on learned English while in school but always

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(Scott) Reflective Draft #1 Language Attitudes: Your Language

Scott/ October 1, 2018/ Reflective Essay #1/ 3 comments

The attitude that exists throughout my language/dialect would most likely be considered as one of rudeness. And the language I am associating with this is my language/dialect of American-English. I portray American-English as a dialect as well because with American English, depending on where you reside in America, the American-English language can have a slight deviation in terms of sound,

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(Rose-Ericka) Reflective Essay Draft #1

Rose-Ericka/ September 30, 2018/ Reflective Essay #1/ 3 comments

In my lifetime I only speak two languages which is English and French. But actually I would speak English more than French now. Its because I was never really fluent in French even though in my childhood I was surrounded by relatives who only speak French and my mother would teach to me despite me being shaky at learning the

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(Malekie) Reflective Essay Draft #1

Malekie/ September 30, 2018/ Reflective Essay #1/ 3 comments

It’s reasonable to believe that the best way to understand your method of speech is to ask those who normal speak to you, correct? So with that in my I spoke to two of my close friends and asked them to help me understand my dialect. This is how I learned that my way of talking heavily depends on my

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