Ethos Story: Coming To A New Country

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Ethos Story 2010 was a year of great changes in my life. Changes that consisted from a new country and a new language, to be accepted by others. When I came to the United States, I did not even know that a language called English existed . It was like going on a new adventure, an adventure you do not know what to expect, like going to the open sea. I was new to this country, this country and its language were new to me. I was having too much of new, sometimes new might be good like a new pair of shoes, new clothes, but this new just started to changed me. In Guatemala I was an outgoing person, but when I came to the U.S.A. I became as quiet as a mouse. I fear for what others would think about me, on how I was going to fit in a new environment. The first thing I thought when I came to this country was to go back to Guatemala, the place that saw me born, the place in which I spent my childhood. I will never decode this language, I thought. In that same year, 2010, I started to go to high school. September 13, 2010 is a day I will never forget because it was the most nervous day I ever had. I was as nervous as a kindergarten kid at his first day of school. I did not know anything about this country nor about its schools, I did not know what to expect, so it…show more content…
I was behind in my English, History, and Science classes because I took ESL classes that did not count as regular classes. I had a tougher time getting all the classes that I needed in order to graduate from high school. I even had to go to summer school and adult school to graduate on time. I was very glad to hear from my counselor that it was a great accomplishment for an ESL student to graduate from high school in 4 years. Out of the students that started ESL 1 with me just another student and I were able to graduate. All the other ESL students dropped out of high school during sophomore and junior

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