Learning English in Pursuit of a Dream
Learning English as a second language is the first step for immigrants to enter the country of “Opportunities and Liberty for all.” Our dream is to integrate into new knowledge and a new society. People like me, want a better life for their families, and therefore we need to adopt a new language, new culture, and new traditions. We need to be realistic and determined about learning English. One reason for me to learn English is to help my family. I want to understand my children and get involved in their goals. I enjoy assisting them in their knowledge development in accomplishing their objectives. I also need to be able to communicate with my children’s teachers.
Furthermore, I want to obtain my teaching degree. I’m a kindergarten teacher in my country, and I love to teach and help children. I need to achieve my goal step by step and master my reading, writing, and speaking skills. I would like to work and get better opportunities. The last reason is that I want to be a responsible citizen in this country. I always like to improve and learn different topics in order to be a productive person in society. I try to follow the laws of this country and learn about them.
In conclusion, these are some reasons why I want to learn English. I fight every day to be an excellent mother, good wife, better daughter, and a determined student. I have big opportunities in my English school with professional teachers who have been helping me be a well-rounded person in this country, and who evidently, helped me reach the “American Dream.”
Sandra Ramirez was born in Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico. She has been married for twelve years and has five wonderful children. She volunteers at Lujan Chavez Elementary School, helping in her children’s activities. She is learning English at Ysleta Community Learning Center in El Paso, Texas.