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Unformatted text preview: was being spoken, because whenever his parents were in public they would strain to speak as much English possible. When he was five years old, he knew just enough English from overhearing his parents, that his mother let him buy groceries at the local store. One occurrence in Rodriguez’s life really made an impact on him and made him decide he was going to learn English. When he was a little kid he remembers his father walking into a gas station and talking to a teenager that couldn’t understand him. He saw the look on each of their faces and the bewilderment they were in. He talks about how he remembers when he was a child that three nuns asked his parents to teach him more English. He says that he is glad that he went to a school where he always knew he was not just one in the crowd. No t being like everybody else taught him individuality....
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This note was uploaded on 09/24/2009 for the course ENGLISH 1300 taught by Professor Dr.otto during the Fall '07 term at Texas Tech.
- Fall '07