no wonder my students can't take me seriously

dirtmunch  asked:

Is it normal to feel very... Protective of your language? I'm Chinese and currently taking a Chinese beginners class because I can't read or write Chinese. The clad is wonderful but the non eastern Asian students who don't take the class seriously or are rather to show-off-ey rub my the wrong way... I know learning another language is good and everyone should be encourage to do so, but I feel really protective of it, especially when I've been speaking it my whole life

100% relatable. I’m also taking an intro Chinese course and I can’t read / write / or speak. But I feel the same way. I also dislike the expectations of me to be better than the white students.

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