This week was just as hard as the previous week. However, I was able to speak a phrase and then use it when I was with other people. It was neat to see the expression of the other person when I was speaking another language. I am sooo excited about learning another language and being able to apply it to my life but it is much tougher learning on my own than having a teacher guide me along the way. In a way I wish I had a teacher to help guide me but then again it is good to take responsibility of my learning. This week as we learned about passion based learning I started to think how can I show passion in my ILP? It took me back to the beginning of the ILP and why I chose to learn another language. I chose this topic because I am passionate about being able to create relationships with my students so that they are able to see that I care about them. I am passionate about learning their language so that I can incorporate their passions into our lessons.
Throughout this week I practice learning how to introduce myself and greet others. I was able to learn different phrases in the Lakota language. When people say learning a different language when you become older is a lot tougher they are absolutely correct! In high school I thought learning Spanish was tough… boy was I wrong! Learning the Lakota Language as a senior in college is more challenging. However, I absolutely love the challenge because I will appreciate the time I sacrificed being able to learn my future students language!
When I was assigned to make a vine this week I was nervous about everyone watching me. My vine might be silly but I had fun learning the language and being able to share it with everyone. It is rewarding knowing that I am making progress in learning another language other than my own. I am grateful for this opportunity to be able to choose what I would like to learn about. As this next week gets ready to begin I look forward to the next challenges that I will face when it comes to learning the Lakota Language. This next week I would like remember the phrases I used this week and learn what different objects are called in the other language!
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