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Growing up in Northern California I was surrounded by different ethnicities cultures and languages My journey of learning languages started at home with the influence of my parents and grandparents The concoction of my ancestral heritage language Punjabi and my first language English allowed me to have a dual identity At a very young age my immersion in both cultures allowed me to use both languages efficiently Punjabi was a language that was primarily spoken at home while in other social settings I spoke English In addition I also learned intermediate level Hindi and Spanish during my teenage years Despite being exposed to these four languages I cant claim to be quadrilingual Although I can speak conversational Hindi I cant read or write because I had no form of schooling in it My level of proficiency in all of the four languages increased based on my motivation to learn them B English was my native language in which I communicated regularly Due to this fact English came naturally to me and didnt require any special instruction In 6th grade I was part of the Roosevelt Honor club for English because I got high score on the districts writing comprehension test Following that I took honors English courses throughout middle school and earned desirable grades My positive experience contributed to my decision to take every possible honors and Advanced Placement English Course offered by my high school I soon realized that no matter which discipline one chooses writing efficiently is imperative Along with that public speaking is critical part of our daily lives In efforts to improve them I joined a mock trail team at my high school In mock trial I learned how to articulate and communicate clearly in my native language The goal of mastering on ones native language might seem unnecessary However one should always seek to improve their verbal and writing skills in their native language The process of
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