“Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan (2006)
The author reflects on her upbringing by a Chinese immigrant mother and discusses the different forms of the English language she uses.
“Me Talk Pretty One Day” by David Sedaris (1999)
The author humorously recounts taking a difficult French class in Paris with his significant other.
“Some Lessons From the Assembly Line” by Andrew Braaksma (2005)
The author compares the difficulties of working 12-hour days in a factory with leisurely college life.