After reading “Are We Different People in Different Languages?” follow these steps:
- Write a reaction to the reading passage. Do you relate? Can you agree? Do you disagree? What does your first language represent to you? What does English represent to you? Why? This should be at least two essay-style body paragraphs with topic sentences and at least one reference to the reading.
- Translate 10 lines of “The Colonel” in your first language or another language you speak.
- Write (at least) a full paragraph discussing your experience translating the poem. Was it easy? Difficult? Why do you think so?
- How did your experience translating relate to the ideas discussed in the reading. Refer to parts of the reading to back up your opinions and experience.
This will be due at the beginning of class on Wednesday.