Some words on my early experiences as a second-language-learner in the States. Acculturation and language barriers may be part of the struggles of children and families. I hope part of my story can help expand on the importance of cultural competence, seeking to understand the unique and individual struggles of those who are learning language, and the family dynamics that may be affected in the process.
How do you define your identity?
- Is it through culture? - Is it through ethnic origin? - Is there a difference?
- Is identity what you do? - Why does it matter?