Language Self-Assessment: Verbal And Written Language

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Language Self-Assessment Verbal and written language is how people communicate with each other and encourage thoughts, achieve goals, and build relationships. Speaking a single, or multiple languages, and growing up in different setting can seriously alter the way that people speak the same language. This can either encourage diverse communication or make communication all but impossible. For the most part I speak English fluently, it is the only full language that I can speak and I developed this language growing up in a small farm town in the middle of New Jersey. English is the only language that I know fluently. I was raised in an English speaking household and attended school who spoke and taught in English. In elementary school I…show more content…
For instance, instead of saying “I’m feeling tired and need to take a break and lie down,” with friends I would say “Yo, I’m gonna go crash, I’ll hang out with you guys later.” While for the most part I can separate and remember to speak formally at formal events my words have slipped and used phrases I commonly used with friends in a formal setting. The most recent example was at work a few nights ago when I addressed the guests saying, “Would any of you guys want some coffee” instead of a more formal “would anyone care for coffee.” I do not notice a big difference between the English I hear through media and the English I speak to others with. The accent might be different sometimes, or the diction used could be more or less verbose than my own. Overall there is no overwhelming difference between the English I hear and the English I speak. My different life experience and background knowledge have molded me to speak and write in common, or standard, English. My words may vary and the meaning of what I say will change as conversations come and go, but I am still communicating through the English
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