A single mother traverses several miles in order to reach the Land of Opportunity. She has left her entire life behind, in hopes of a better future for her children. Besides the socioeconomic problems she faces due to her class standing and her status as an immigrant, she also faces the issue of not being able to speak the predominant language of the country. What is she to do, stop working in order to go to a school that offers no flexibility and doesn’t cater to her specific needs? Without a basic understanding of the English language, she faces being ostracized by society and put in low-paying laborious jobs. That’s where I come in. I have plans to start Connect The Dots. I am writing to you today in order to ask you for the funds to start this project. It is a for-profit language learning school which will cater to low-income immigrants who are struggling to learn English. There will be teachers on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
From the day I was born, my life had been filled with a certain type of music. It was the mixture of Spanish and English flowing through my ears. Learning the two languages simultaneously has allowed me to see all the different colors of the dialect. Spanish and English were my ways of creating a beautiful picture. My mother, on the other hand, could only supply the brush. The colors would simply not stick in her eyes. Her thick accent was like a warm blanket, enveloping me in its familiarity and comfort. To others, the sound was that of a song slightly off key. It was understandable but unpleasant to the musically-trained ear. Seeing her work long hours, with her only source of English learning being a Country music channel, was a defining time in my life. The day she was able to perfectly pronounce Jason Aldean’s name with no issue or hesitation was the day my life changed. The absolute joy and pride in her face at being able to pronounce those two words correctly was something that has stuck with me for the rest of my...
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