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Why migrate to this country Why has it been so difficult for me to adapt to a new culture These types of questions have been in my head for the last seven years since I immigrated to this country I dont understand why I havent progressed in getting familiar to the culture of this country As a Hispanic immigrant Ive had to confront the difficulty of adapting to the American culture but I have noticed that having the courage to improve could make the learning path much easierAt the time I arrived to this country I was eleven years old not mature enough to understand why I had to leave my country my origins my friends my school my family and much more I put myself into a mindset where the English language and the new American life were negative to me the only think that mattered to me was the things I left behind in Mexico I didnt realize at that time the different benefits between Mexico and the US and it took me a long time to recognize those differences as something important Cultures can be easy to define but not easy for me to be part of Language has been my main disadvantage in becoming part of their culture but still the most important to learn it as in the article Migrants and Migration from the Concise Encyclopedia of Sociolinguistics indicates Their majority language L2 competence is the most important instrument for achieving a good school career as well as a key opening the door to a successful integration This is a statement that in my mind was blocked everyone repeated for me so many times but it was like I didnt hear themEnglish as my second language is not yet completed It has become the biggest issue in my seven years living here in The United States Because I didnt have the courage to improve my knowledge of the new language
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