I grew up speaking mexican spanish in my home. Spanish was mandatory starting in middle school. I thought "oh this will be easy" but when I got to class I was really confused. Senora Anderson used words such as"vosotros, coche(and other vocab.) etc" that I’ve never heard of. When my papi corrected my homework I half of it wrong.
I understand that she uses some words from spain and others from latin America. She also tells me that I’m being rude and disrespectful because I’m not using formal spanish when talking to an adult. But this was my godparent and we are close thus not using formal language. I get confused especially when she randomly decides to use spanish over mexican vocabulary.
Do other Mexicans who take spanish have this issue or is it just me? I’m really upset with my grade and how the teacher is always telling me I’m wrong when I’m trying my best.
I found out before the first week ended it wouldn’t be easy. I started trying as hard as I did in other classes. We don’t just speak slang and use poor grammar at home. There is times where I need to speak proper spanish. That is a common misconception. Not all mexicans are lazy and in ELL.
I’m not trying to complain. I’m asking for advice at getting a better grade in this class. After one failed assignment I learned not to ask my dad for help.