Achieving Literacy And The English Language Essay

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Achieving literacy in the English language is impressive, being literate in a foreign language as well is an accomplishment. Literacy in the Spanish language for me means that I have a strong understanding of the language and am able to comprehend what is being communicated to and around me. Thanks to Señor Jimenez, what I learned in my Spanish classes is something that I can take and practice for the rest of my life. The road to get there was not painless, but it was worth it. After four extensive years of pain and suffering day after day in Spanish class, I can proudly say that I am literate in the Spanish language. Having Señor Jimenez as my teacher made the experience worth it. He is absolutely hilarious, dedicated, but yet very serious about his work. From day one he spoke Spanish and did not ease up, even if we were all confused looking to each other for help. I had a very bumpy start to the class and considered dropping it multiple times. He had high expectations for our class and didn’t accept anything less.
I remember sitting in my icy, blue desk longing for the class to be over so I could avoid being the next victim. It felt like Señor somehow knew that I had no idea what was going on. It felt as if every question I received was fifty times harder than anyone else’s. I can still feel my face turn blood shot red thinking about how humiliating it was to not know what was happening. It felt like everything he did was so sinister at the time. He covered the…

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