Linguistics: first day!

My first class was Language and Culture.

All intros, today, of course.

Right off the bat, i was scared.
“I don’t believe is memorization.”

That’s my one forte.
Testing and i go together like a dolphin in a sea.  I can test.
That’s what i’m darned sure of.
If testing is not an emphasis, i will be left with very little to work on my grade.
I’m hoping my essays are good.  I think i write well.  But my academic writing is not the sharpest as of late.  So maybe this semester i can start polishing it again!
That’s one thing i’m excited about in this class.  Essays.  She knows language, and she’s very willing to help a student.  I have never had a teacher so openly state the degree to which she is willing to help.
“You are my responsibility and what you practice in the world because of me is my business.”  And i am falling in love with her pedagogy.
We can completely rewrite any written assignment because to her, everything is practice and only the finished product is the one that counts.
I know what you’re thinking.
I thought that, too.
“Pfft, what an easy teacher.  That’s pretty much cheating, i can’t believe she allows this.”
But it made sense.
I mean,  know it would help me a lot, not just to get a passing grade, but more importantly, to actually learn something in one class.
That doesn’t happen in many.
Quick, tell what you learned today, and how you can apply it to life.
Very few can say what.
And she’s just so gosh darned awesome!
I finally meet somebody who loves Spanglish more than i do.
I must admit i used to hate it, but over the years i learned to love it.
just like i ❤ txt text, and L337 59e4k.
Language is a wonderfully, ever evolving, living, breathing, awesomeness.
Let’s keep it that way.

So i’m excited for this class, and i’m excited to share what i learn next time.


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