I remember I took my first English class in Mexico, when I was in middle school. I have to admit that I was so excited about it. However, a few days after I started my English class, I lost all the interest, and also I hate English at this time. But destiny is hard to describe and I come to the United States of America, and for firs time in my life I realize how important was to learn English for me.
I remember my first English professor was so nice with me. He helped me a lot understand my second language. He also motive me to learn English. For first time in my life a felt happy to be in an English class. One of the things that I remember most is; when I was out from school and I was walking to my home, I used to read every sing, or flyer that I founded while a walked. Days after I start to read my short stories from my a little sister’s book.
After some months, my next step was tried to watch TV in English or listen English radio. But for me this practice was so hard, and I almost desist of these activity, because I couldn’t understand a single word. Then I used one strategies that really works for me, when people are talking in English I translate in my mind, every word that I heard. I remember one day that I was in class, the professor started talking, and talking then I realized that I was understanding every word without translation. That day I felt so good. That day I started to watch TV again.
However, the process of learning how write English have been very difficult for me. One of the reasons that I felt that happens to me, is because I’m a very good writer in my first language. So a lot of the times, when I write, I think in Spanish. However my last class of ESL help me a lot with my English writing. My professor was a very good teacher.
I don’t know if my way to learn English is the best way to do it. However I’m pretty sure that is the one that works for me. At this moment of my life I enjoyed a lot my second language. I also enjoyed the music, movies, but one of the things that I most enjoy is the opportunity to communicate with people of different cultures.