I found Amy Tan's article very interesting. I have often wondered how the English language is for those who come from other countries and cultures. I have heard that English is one of the hardest languages to learn. Reading about Amy having to make phone calls for her mother because people often dismissed her because of her 'broken' English was kind of funny and having to listen to her mother trying to get her point across but having much difficulty. I imagine growing up was hard when people didn't take you seriously and found you hard to understand. I think she was very brave to go for an English major and start to write fiction. She states that one of the sentences she had written which she even had trouble understanding. I enjoyed this article and learned a lot from it.