The Benefits of Writing Your Life Story in a Second Language
Forward by David C. Brake
There are so many benefits to having English learners tell their own story in English. It can increase understanding and awareness by native English speakers when they hear about the events and struggles that the author may have gone through to get to where they are. It can touch other English learners who may identify with the story and inspire them to tell their own life stories. It can act as a motivating catalyst for the author's own personal growth and reflection, and it can serve as a recorded document to facilitate a connect between the author and his or her own family members and future generations.
The only problem is, writing an autobiography or a partial autobiography is a huge undertaking even in one's primary language, let alone a second language like ...