Topics: Language, Second language, French language Pages: 2 (743 words) Published: September 17, 2013
Dieu Tran English 1301.059

For a long time ago, people started to use language to communicate with each other. In different countries or areas, people use different language. Today, English is used as a general language that people use around the world. Second language speakers may encounter many difficulties, such as: a new language can cause confusion, learning a new language requires frequent usage; a person fist language may hinder process, and those who don’t speak English as a first language feel embraced or stupid in public First, a new language can cause confusion. According to Amy Tan in “ Mother Tongue”, the way her mom English reflected and what she thoughts was imperfect, so people in department stores, at banks, at restaurants did not take her seriously, did not give her good service, pretended not to understand her, or even acted as if they did not hear her (264). As Richard Rodriguez in “ Private Language, Public language”, his nun said oddly impersonal voice about his name. Then he turned to see his mom’s face dissolve in a watery blur behind the pebbled glass door (235). It will be a big distance between people who aren’t the first language and others because the more they try to explain what they thought, the more made other people feel confusion, but in order to get better, specially Tan and Rodriguez, they are trying Second, learning a new language requires frequent usage. Like Tan in “ Mother Tongue”, her mom was using “ broken English” that made people can understand some of it or none of it, as if her mom were speaking pure Chinese (264). According to Richard Rodriguez, “ Private Language, Public Language”, his parents spoke a hesitant, accented not always grammatical English, but they would have to strain their bodies tense to catch the sense of what was rapidly said by los gringos. And...
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