There are millions of people who inhabit the Earth; many speak some form of English, a language whose poetry dates as far back as the mid to late six hundreds of the common era.
Over the centuries the written and spoken language has grown through technological developments such as papyrus, the printing press, typewriters, and the internet, as well as cultural occurrences like industrialism, the canonization of literature, colonization and globalization.
According to Barrientos, “To me, speaking Spanish translated into being poor. It meant being left off the cheerleading squad and receiving a condescending smile from the guidance counselor when you said you planned on becoming a lawyer or a doctor” (561).
They are not respected in a lot of communities, they live dirty, and they have bad jobs.
The English language is the primary language in the United States, and it must be learned to be able to communicate with the public world.
The language that we speak at home is considered to be private because it is only used in the presence of the people we feel comfortable with, our family.Children are very impressionable and tend to take on others’ opinions as their own, but as they grow older, they develop a greater understanding and perspective of the way things are and the way they should be.As adults, both Tan and Barrientos learned to accept and embrace the languages that previously embarrassed them.The teasing by the students made me feel embarrassed and shy to speak the English language, giving me a fear of being made fun of or looked at differently.Practicing the English language with my own siblings and playing with the neighborhood kids who already managed the language gave me more confidence to speak English.Families immigrate to At that time, the teachers still taught bilingual classes, and I was able to understand and be understood.Most of my classmates spoke Spanish because they were also in the process of learning English; it is typical in a bilingual kindergarten classroom.People who can speak a certain language, but only in ‘broken’ form, are generally looked down upon by native language speakers.In her writing, Mother Tongue, Amy Tan writes about her However, many Hispanic families were and in some cases, still are viewed as lower-class citizens.Contributors include Los Angeles Poet Society founder Jessica Willson-Cardenas, award nominated Art Director Pogo Saito, Iris De Anda the host of Writers Underground Open Mic, Victor Sotomayor (Oz Monologues), surrealist painter Magdalena Murillo, and many more. Growing Up Speaking Spanish Many people immigrate to the United States from different countries to begin a better life.