Unit 1

Unit One Outline

  • Introduction

A.Sweaty palms, stuttering, and shame. Such experiences were common in my English class.

B. Learning from the beginning and hesitation.

  • Learning English is a challenging aspect, especially for international students.

A.From personal experiences, learning new alphabets and greetings made me feel stupid.

B. Observing others in my class gave me some level of hope and highlighted the primary challenges that English learners go through.

  • I was ashamed to make mistakes when speaking, leading to hesitation, and stuttering.

A. Remembering my experiences, I would hesitate to talk to others, having fear of shame.

B. However, personal experiences with friends were encouraging and played a vital role in increasing my confidence.

  • I struggled with poor vocabulary, although I could fluently speak less complex words.

A. Learning is a life-long challenge that often requires persistence and encouragement from families and friends.

B. Reading newspapers, blogs, and watching movies helped develop proficiency in English.

  • Conclusion

A. Despite a person’s level of proficiency, learning a new language can be challenging for most individuals.

B. Self-awareness and the readiness to ask for help are crucial when learning a new language.

Unit 1

Educational Narrative, Unit 1

Educational Narrative

An educational narrative is writing with the primary purpose of bringing back into memory the learning context. It is distinct from a narrative such as an imaginary narrative, encompassing mysteries, fairy tales, historical narratives, and horror stories.

My first class in college in my country was about communication skills, and it transformed my college life forever. Our first assigned topic was to discuss presentation skills, and the lectures informed us that everyone would have to present their piece. At that particular moment, I was nervous about college and standing in front of fellow students to present my work. My presentation was short but students and the lecturer applauded me. It was a memorable experience in my life.

A week later, my classmates voted me their class representative, a leadership position I had never held before. It was overwhelming and exciting at the same time. What this whole process taught me is to be opened minded to new challenges. The assignment and the class instilled in me critical thinking skills, the courage to discover new paths, and my self-confidence improved significantly. Giving me the chance to stand in front of classmates, the communication skills class taught me the significance of education and its benefits.

Discussions Process

Rhetorical Analysis – Mother Tongue

Amy Tan is a writer who understands the English language. According to her, language is something experienced every day and helps to express emotions, visual images and can evoke emotions at any given time.  This implies that language plays an essential role in trade and expressing emotions. In the paper, the author talks about the power of language. Also, the article talks about how people can enrich the language by ensuring that the language grows and how difficult it gets to comprehend the language.

According to the writer, many people get the words wrong and pass that down to the other generations. In so doing, they spoil how the language should be pronounced and communicated among the people. In the paper, Tan points out that her mother used English words, which made them familiar with the language. She used words that made them think critically and made them conscious about grammatical phrases. Some vocabularies were intimate with the language and could be compared with the language gangsters spoke at the time.

The tone in the paper was sincere. It expresses how the author talks about the issue of language in the text. The tone expresses can use language to show intimacy and familiarity with words and how the characters interacted using different languages. Arguably, Amy Tan was born in China but learned English and wrote books. This expresses how dedicated the author was dedicated in terms of learning new vocabulary and learning new words.