My Journey to Literacy
I came from China to live in United State as a resident. Literacy sounds more important to me and became a life issue. I did have my literacy which is in Chinese. When the time I immigrant here. America use different culture and literacy. I have to say I got stuck sketching totally. Literacy is affecting my families, my career, and my social perspective.
Literacy and family. Seeking back in 1993, when I first stepped on this country. I was about 22 years old. I just pasted the 21 years guild line of entering High School. I was immigrant to United State through marriage status. Once I set foot on America, I already enroll for my ESL classes. However, base on lack of my new marriage experiences, I got my baby boy out of my plan. Even I was working in big Clothing Company. I could make good money and pay 11/2 after eight hours. I still not feel happy about what I was doing. I like to get in touch with the people. I need friends and not just need to work and eat. Mentally I need to melt myself into this country’s culture and outcome I can enjoy my life. Especially my little boy started gabbling his language between Chinese and English. I wanted to communicate him and build up a good attachment and understanding relationship with him. I started to work one side and consistency learns reading and writing on the other side through TV, magazine, Food label, grocery shopping etc. I collected lots of words from different areas to build up my vocabulary, and into sentences. But still it was not a formal learning. I ended up struggling on the misunderstanding all the time. However, through this Literacy Journey it was helpful for me to keep myself up, because of English Literacy plus my own native Chinese. I can able to work as a part time after school teacher assistant in a Unified District with at my son’s school. Through the volunteering I grained more confident to keep myself going and also grained more experiences on...
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