I emigrated from Taiwan to the U.S. when I was 7th grade to receive a better education.
I was enrolled into Montserrat middle school when I migrated. Although I thought that
My English level was good and fluent enough at the time; I got placed in an ELD
(English Language Development) class. I soon earned my teacher’s (Ms. Kuwait) trust
and validation in class. My most memorable event in school is the first day of my ELD
I and my guardian went to registration for middle school during the summer. The
receptionist asked me all kinds of question to know where my level of education is. The
receptionist also told us that there was no guarantee that I am going to be admitted into
the school since more people are registering that the number of people allowed to be
entering the school. My other option is to try to be enrolled into Morrill middle school,
but both of my guardians said the other school is a place where most of the Mexicans
and drug dealers are and they are worried that students in the school will influence me.
As soon as I heard their comment about Morrill middle, I begin to worry about my future.
The era of anxiety ended when my schedule at Sierramont got mailed home.
The first day of school in a unfamiliar environment is always the scariest and one of
the most exciting school day. Meeting new classmates, new teachers and getting to know
more about the school is all part of this new school year. As I get seated in the ELD
classroom, Ms. Kuawada started to introduce new students to the class and started an
activity in which students have to know about each other. During the activity, I
discovered that some of the classmates are people who came from Taiwan and I became
friends with them. Ms Kuawada also gave us a test to see what our English level is, as
soon as I finished the test, I found out that my English level is not as good...