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The Language Of The English Language

- Throughout countless ages the English language has been constructed, comprehended, and perfected in so many different ways. For many years including the present time there are well known linguist and many different sorts of writers who have studied the English language to the absolute core. These linguists as well to writers have researched how different cultures, people with different backgrounds had taken the English language and converted it in their own types of speech, slang, dialect and grammar proving the flexibility of the English language....   [tags: English language, United States, Dialect]

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Language And English Is My Second Language

- Languages is the key to communicate. Everyone learns language at the early stage on their life when their parents trying to transmit some simple vocabulary to them. Communicate means we can give and receive knowledge through language. I was born and raised in Malaysia, which means I have to learn at least 3 languages which are Chinese, Malay and English as well. I would say learning few languages was actually a difficult task to complete. Although it was hard at the beginning, I have also found the fun part of learning several languages which is having the ability to communicate in few languages....   [tags: English language, Language, Linguistics, Learning]

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Learning A Second Language

- Introduction Learning a language is quite possibly one of the most difficult and time- consuming endeavors a person could ever undertake. Therefore, it comes as no surprise, that a limited number of second languages are taught in schools across the western world, and languages are sometimes failed to be passed on to children growing up in a different country than their parents did. Even in Canada, an officially bilingual country, only 15% of Canadians speak English and one unofficial language (Statistics Canada 2008) and in America, only 21% of the population is versed in two languages (Logan, 2003)....   [tags: Language]

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English - The Most Important Second Language

- 1. English - the most important second language Over 700 million people in the world speak English and it is the international language of diplomacy, business, science, technology, banking, computing, medicine, engineering, tourism, and Hollywood films. Furthermore two-thirds of German companies anticipate that applicants have thorough knowledge of English. Therefore teachers have to advance students' foreign language competences as early as possible to prepare them for the globalised world outside the classroom....   [tags: Language ]

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The Sun Never Sets on the English Language

- English has evolved in the last hundred years from being a fragment of the old Latin world to being widely spoken around the new world. Despite living in America, we see international meetings where leaders of many countries all speak English to communicate with each other. Is it possible that English has become the lingua franca and will continue into the future to be the global language. There are many sources that indicate that future can only hold English as its selected language. In the future we will have a variety of “Englishes” that will dominate global communication, and this will occur because the dominance of English is believed to be ‘inevitable’, practical to foreign nations, an...   [tags: Language ]

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On Vagueness of The English Language and a Proposal to Remove It.

- A problem long plaguing the English language, and all spoken communication for that matter, has been the ambiguity between one's own understanding of what they are talking about as opposed to another party's own understanding of the same terms or concepts. There is no way to fully impart your thoughts to another and know for certain that the complete concept was received. The mere act of speaking instantly changes the idea as soon as it is translated through the others ears and matched to their own meanings to the words....   [tags: Language ]

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Language Acquisitions Of New Languages

- In Suzette Haden Elgin’s Native Tongue, infants of linguistic households are required to acquire various alien languages to become native speakers of Earth for the new languages studied. Our society, for the most part, understands that adults acquire foreign languages differently from the acquisition of a second language by a child. Furthermore, most people generally have the understanding that children learn languages quickly and easily compared to adults. Adults, however, are able to acquire foreign languages in fair or controlled conditions....   [tags: Linguistics, Second language]

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Language Acquisition Principles

- Language Acquisition Principles Stephen Krashen is one of the experts when it comes to language acquisition. He has theorized on the subject of second language acquisition for years and has been quite influential in the field of linguistics approaching the subject of second language acquisition by presenting his five hypotheses for his theory of acquiring a second language. His approach comes from his view that acquisition is obtained best through contextual conversation, which demonstrates his Acquisition-Learning hypothesis....   [tags: Language ]

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Why Is A Second Language?

- Why is a Second Language. Do not be educated. It is true that learning another language takes time and dedication. Also, people think that learning a foreign language leads to confusion in the brain, and they do not know that the brain grows more while they attempt to acquire a different language. Moreover, being bilingual is helpful for improving listening skills because the brain works harder than usual and it has to distinguish diverse sorts of sounds in two or more languages. In addition, learning another language leads to the development of the primary language, since attention is drawn to the abstract rules and structure of language....   [tags: Language, Second language, Language acquisition]

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Studying Language Abroad

- 0. Studying Language Abroad Being exposed to a different culture is a great way to learn a certain foreign language. This is why many students are encouraged to study abroad rather than stay in their countries to when it comes to linguistic education. Staying in their classrooms and being supplied with limited amount of information can be rather dull for a student. However, he is bound for an unrestricted learning experience when given the chance to study abroad. The student will benefit in learning English more by going to an English school in USA....   [tags: Language]

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The Problem Of Learning A Second Language

- It is often said that you cannot teach an old dog new tricks. This proverb may in fact be true when learning a second language. The implication is that there is a critical period for learning a second language. Unfortunately, many elementary schools in the United States do not offer foreign language classes, missing the opportunity to learn a new language while still young. By learning a new language early on, students may increase their chances of success in higher education and mental capabilities all while exposing themselves to a diversity of different cultures and experiences....   [tags: Second language, Language education]

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Developing Language Acquisitions

- Students learning English are expected to learn the foreign language, English based on various experiments, studies, concepts, and theories. However, focusing on the principles of learning a new language sets forth high standards if applied appropriately. Learning English inquires language acquisition principles that will focus on learning strategies, content, context, meaning and knowledge. The article Principles of Instructed Second Language Acquisition by Rod Ellis is a very meaningful article that acknowledges and explains in detail the principles of language acquisition and how to imply such learning principles within the classroom setting....   [tags: Language ]

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Why Is The Language Important?

- The language is important in human life, however most people do not usually recognize this fact because the native language for them is the breath of life. I also did now know that. When I was at school, learning languages -Korean that is my mother tongue, English that was a required foreign language, and French that was a second foreign language- was just for my grades. I never felt the need to learn the languages and never have the chance to choose what kind of languages I want to learn. However, from the moment I had to live in Frankfurt, Germany, every situation changed, not for sightseeing....   [tags: Second language, Language, French language]

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Maintenance Bilingual Education for Heritage Language Learners

- Introduction According to the 2010 U.S. census the Latino community makes up 16% of the country’s population and grew 43% from 2000 (Humes, Jones & Ramirez, 2011). Within this large community there is great diversity both culturally and linguistically (Schreffler, 2007), from newly arrived immigrants to individuals whose families have been established in the region for generations. Most bilingual education programs are targeted towards English language learners (ELL) with the purpose of acquiring a second language (L2)....   [tags: Language ]

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The Requirement Of A Language Requirement For Citizens

- About 95,000 foreigners a day arrive in the United States and each one plays an important role in shaping our society and culture. The United States has always took pride in and celebrated its immigrant heritage, and we often recite countless stories of renewal, rebirth, and prosperity brought by newcomers from abroad. Yet many Americans have worried since the days of beginning of our foundation about unknown, various changes caused by immigration, specifically in respect to American culture and language....   [tags: Second language, English language]

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Language Learning : Syntax And Grammar

- In language learning, many components and features are studied including; morphology, lexicology, syntax and grammar. While these are important in understanding language learning, there is another area that deserves attention but is often neglected within the world of language learning. This area being phonology, the study of a language’s sound system and the features that help develop the sounds of speech. Pronunciation is the way in which these sounds are manipulated to form comprehensible speech, the manner in which a particular language realizes these speech sounds, or if they even utilize a particular sound, is part of what makes each language unique....   [tags: Second language, Language acquisition]

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Can Graduates From Universities in Malaysia Compete With Foreign Graduates?

- The number of students graduating from universities in Malaysia is increasing every year. According to the Ministry of Higher Education (2011), 113 618 students from public universities and 44 586 students from private universities graduated in the year 2009. However, 115 015 students and 66 767 students from the public universities and private universities graduated in the year 2010 respectively. This shows an increase of 23 578 in the number of graduates from 2009 to 2010. It is a good thing to see the number of graduates increasing every year, but the question is do they possess the same qualities like those holding overseas degrees....   [tags: oversees degrees, foreign universities]

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Evolution of the English Language and the Emergence of “World Englishes”

- Evolution of the English Language and the Emergence of “World Englishes” As technology is bringing the world closer together, increasing the contact between peoples of different languages and cultures, the English language has established itself as the tool for communication, becoming the lingua franca of today’s globalized society. This role that English has taken can be traced back to a unique evolutionary history that should be understood on two separate levels. This first level of evolution that English has undergone is in the nature of the language itself....   [tags: Language ]

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Language Choice Patterns of Young Cross-Cultural Couples

- SUMMARY Development of transport and communications contributed to intensification of the contacts of all kind among the members of different cultures. Raising numbers of cross-cultural relationships is one of the consequences of this internationalization of life. The communication of cross-cultural couples is important for both scientific and societal reasons. The research on this kind of unions could contribute to the knowledge about the international communication in general as well as it could serve as a basis for a system of counselling for the growing number of this kind of couples....   [tags: Language]

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English As A Global Language

- Pro English as A Global Language At this very moment, you might be sitting and munching on something. I’m also guessing that you know how to read and speak the English language. So, what are your thoughts about the English language. Is it nice, easy, or simply boring. Are you forced to speak English. These are easily answered questions. Though, the real question is, how would you feel about English becoming a global language. Many people already know it, so might as well make it a global language....   [tags: English language, Second language]

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Language Learning in Primary Schools

- Primary schools that introduce language learning at an earlier phase may do so for a number of purposes, but it is because of the benefits of learning a language at a younger age that this paper has chosen Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) as its target scheme of work. For the purpose of this assignment the focus language will be French (but the strategies to be discussed will apply to any MFL). The ideas within the scheme of work will be critically discussed as part of university experience, school practice and relevant research....   [tags: language acquisition, language experience]

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Language Is The Road Map Of A Culture

- In a globalized world where change is inevitable, learning a second language is a great benefit. Although it takes time and dedication, learning a new language has its benefits. Language is what defines a group of people. It is what separates them because of how they speak and also on how the language is developed. In today’s society, there are over 6,000 languages in particular, and learning one will surprisingly help you in life. Rita Mae Brown once said, Language is the road map of a culture....   [tags: Second language, Language acquisition, Psychology]

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Attitudes of Iranian English Language Teachers towards the Use of Persian in EFL Classrooms at Private Language Institutes in Tehran

- Introduction In most Iranian private language institutes, inspired by the rise of Communicative Language Teaching, EFL teachers are largely encouraged to run their classes on the bases of a “monolingual approach” where only English is used within their classrooms. Some scholars have supported this approach and believe that since the process of L2 and L1 acquisition are similar, more exposure to L2 which results in less exposure to L1 is essential, because interference from L1 knowledge hinders L2 learning process (Cook, 2001; Krashen, 1981)....   [tags: Language ]

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English As A Global Language

- The discourse about the use of English as a global language comes at a time when there exists cultural, political and economic supremacy among nations that are speaking different languages. The rise of nations such as China to the global platform and the influence of France in the European Union are making both the Chinese and the French languages to gain respect in the world. Beyond this, English remains a formidable language that can serve to unify all nations of the world. Firstly, English speaking countries have the powerful global status than other countries, English is a flexible language, making it easy to learn....   [tags: English language, French language, Second language]

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English is the World Language

- Question 1: Write your own definition of the term global language. A global language is one that is widespread internationally and used as the common one for communication between various groups and societies. It is the language that is most taught and learnt as a foreign and/ or a second language worldwide. This kind of language has a large amount of prestige, and official or special status. It is the language of politics, international business or economics, international communication, academic conferences, science, technology, tourism, media, publishing of books or journals, newspapers, and health sciences....   [tags: World Language]

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Language Processing

- Language processing is a complex interaction of a wide range of factors and one of the most difficult tasks involved in language processing is to do simultaneous interpreting in a foreign language. This study will describe an experiment in which the writer herself experienced the job of a simultaneous interpreter in order to gain insights into the language processing in L2 and to reflect on the difficulties in L2 processing encountered by the simultaneous interpreter. Background of literature Different models have been developed to explain the complexity of speech processing, of which Levelt’s speaking blueprint (1993) presented below has become ‘the most complete and accepted one for a mono...   [tags: Language ]

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Essay On Sign Language

- Sign Language only recently became recognized as a language. Contrary to common belief, sign language is not a universal language. American Sign Language and British Sign Language have completely different signs and different origins. Each system has its own complex grammar rules and pronunciation varies with the individual signing. Sign language differs from region to region and between ethnicity and age groups, which explains the many variations within the language. The differences are similar to the diversity of verbal language....   [tags: Sign language, Language, American Sign Language]

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English Language Teaching And Learning

- Literature Review: The English language teaching and learning in Bangladesh historically has been based on traditional Grammar Translation approach and structural syllabus. The history of English language learning is very old, since the British colonial period English is taught as foreign language. It is also the second language but not officially recorded. So to determine the context McArthur (1996) locates Bangladesh in the ESL territories but again he says in Bangladesh English is neither a second language nor is if a foreign language....   [tags: English language]

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English Is The Best Language

- Nowadays, traveling abroad is encouraged. Universities are encouraging students to travel abroad for a few weeks to a semester to even for a whole school year. Here at Buena Vista University, they strongly encourage traveling. They offer many different chances to travel abroad throughout the year. Many people have learned the language of the country that they are traveling to so they will be able to understand what is being said. In today’s times, one can travel overseas and find tons of people who can speak English and who have adapted to some of the English culture....   [tags: Second language, English language, Dialect]

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Language Learning Field: Content and Language Integrated Learning

- ... How can motivation be created and maintained during the whole lesson. How do we get students to interact. How can we encourage students to think. These questions need to be taken into consideration when we plan a CLIL lesson. According to Nikolov (2002), students are intrinsically motivated if the tasks are cognitively challenging and teachers should use predominantly form-focused tasks, and few meaning-focused tasks. As far as my lesson plans are concerned, I tried to create the task focusing on the content rather than the language....   [tags: curriculum, students, second language]

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Using Immersion And Dual Language Programs

- Through the acquisition of a second language, studies have shown vast improvements in various academic disciplines and cognitive abilities. Many schools are abandoning ancient teaching techniques for new, innovative ways to teach students foreign languages. Immersion/dual-language programs allow children the opportunity to take all or a great majority of their classes in a second language. Therefore, the second language is used as a “vehicle of communication and instruction,” instead of being taught as just another subject (Stewart 11)....   [tags: Second language, Language acquisition]

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My Experience With Learning The English Language

- English is my primary language and I would like to think that I have mastered the English language. However, who ever ends up reading this journal entry might think differently. Do to my experiences with learning the English language, I do show empathy to ELL’s students. Not only are they learning a new language, but they must also use this new language to comprehend and learn academic areas such as science, math, and social studies. I can hardly begin to imagine what it is like to come to a new country and school and to have to learn a new language....   [tags: Second language, English language]

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Language Acquisition Is The Most Important Field

- Language acquisition is the most important field in the study of Linguistics. If we could not acquire languages so easily, Linguists would not have a lot to study. Children learn language in the most amazing way – no matter the country, class, or ethnicity all children follow a similar patter of acquisition and normally have complete control of the language by puberty. Before Chomsky, language acquisition was not as well understood. Because of his ideas about the innateness of language and the potential for a critical period, linguists have spent the past decades studying infants and children trying to understand the language process....   [tags: Linguistics, Language acquisition, Language]

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Teaching Strategies For Acquiring A Second Language

- Acquiring a second language at any age presents the learner with many challenges, as well as, an added avenue in which to explore the environment, culture, and complexities of a new language. Learners regardless of age may have a specific need or desire to learn another language, such as: to be able to communicate, desire to connect with others from another culture, enable them to achieve a goal, gain enrichment, or to access education, the list is endless. In the learning process all language learners, whether primary or second language learners, go through stages in acquiring a language and will have many factors that may impede or promote the learning process....   [tags: Second language, Language acquisition]

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Taking Advantage of One’s Early Years: Learning a Second Language

- Being able to fluently speak two languages is a very demanding and competitive skill. The capability to articulate thoughts to people who may not speak the same primary language as you is very profitable not only in the work force, but also in everyday life. Learning a second language also helps to shorten cultural gaps between different countries. With the seemingly increased importance in learning a second language, schools nationwide have implemented learning a foreign language as a requirement, for graduation in High School....   [tags: Language ]

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Learning A New Language?

- Learning A New Language Culture is slowly growing all over the world, as well as language. As culture continues to grow, the need for multilingual employees increases. Learning a new language, then becomes an ideal ability employers look for. There are many organizations that require their employees to be multilingual due to the fact that they are more empathetic and they can communicate with foreign people. Learning a new language can be overwhelming and time consuming, but there are many benefits and opportunities that accompany it....   [tags: Second language, Linguistics, Language education]

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Should English Be A Global Language?

- Argumentative Essay on whether English should be a global language The English language arose from the early Anglo Saxon inhabitants in ancient England and spread to Scotland and other European countries via the British Empire and later to the United States through colonial political and economical influences. It later dispersed to other parts of the world through these same influences to become one of the leading languages of the world. It has over the years developed by adopting different dialects to create a language, which is the standard lingual Franca in many countries....   [tags: English language, Lingua franca, Second language]

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The Second Language Instruction ( Sli )

- In second language instruction (SLI), the role of one’s first language (L1) is often questioned: is it helpful. Does the L1 hinder the progress of second language (L2) learners. This article will discuss the possible effects of L1 on the L2 of learners and how these effects manifest themselves in the classroom construct. I will be discussing Victoria Murphy’s 2004 study of native English-speakers and ESL learners and their strategies for determining how to form the past tense of nonce English words....   [tags: Linguistics, Language acquisition]

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English As A Language Of Research

- Every day, more than 7,000 different languages are used in around world, and Chinese, English and Spanish are the three most common languages around the world. The most common six official languages: English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and Arabic. English is one of the only working languages used by world widely, and English is also commonly used in most of business meetings. Therefore, millions of research papers and books published and translated by in English, and Swales said that “English will remain the primary language of research”....   [tags: South Korea, Korean language, English language]

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Global Dominance of the English Language

- Global Dominance of the English Language In the year 2014, the language that is most spoken around the world is English. There are currently 1.5 billion people that speak English as their first language, second language or as a foreign language. The English language has had a great impact on the world as a whole. English is still the dominant language that is spoken throughout the world. Although the language has evolved over time and changed in many ways it has still stuck around and became a language that was spread throughout the world....   [tags: history, most spoken language]

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The Communication Barrier And Language Acquisition

- Take a look around in any instruction manual, what do you notice besides the instructions. The fact that it is printed in at least two different languages, sometimes even more. The United States is often referred to as the melting pot of many cultures. Therefore, the people speak many different languages. The use of these languages is a way of communicating amongst these cultures. As a result, it is becoming necessary to learn more than one language in order to properly communicate. The communication barrier can be eased through the learning of a second language by English speaking Americans....   [tags: Linguistics, Second language acquisition]

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Cognitive Factors : Language Aptitude And Native Language Learning Problems

- Cognitive factors: language aptitude and native language learning problems. Skehan (1989) defined language aptitude as an individual’s abilities or skills to analyze language and learn large amounts of information through reasoning and memory. Skehan stated that second language learning aptitude is the “second language equivalent of a first language learning capacity” (1989, p. 200-201), or “a residue of first language learning ability” (Dörnyei, 2001, p. 44). In other words, individuals who develop quickly in their native language tend to have relatively high levels of second language aptitude....   [tags: Language acquisition, Second language acquisition]

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The Critical Period For Language Acquisition

- Age is a significant reason why young individuals are better language learners than adults. Language acquisition affects an individual by their environment, education, and whether they are second language learners. For instance, a young English speaking American child taking Spanish classes at the YMCA will have a better understanding of the Spanish language in the future due to repetition, mixed culture, media, friends, and other influences. Because the child is growing in knowledge of their native language, they will also be able to grow in the concept of another language especially when dually exposed to both....   [tags: Second language, Linguistics]

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Second Language Acquisition ( Sla )

- Second Language Acquisition By definition, language acquisition makes reference to the process by which human beings acquire their capacity for not only comprehending and perceiving language but also for producing both words and sentences with the aim of communicating. Second Language Acquisition (SLA) thus refers to the process taken by people to learn a second language. In this case, a second language is defined as a language spoken in the locale of a person but is not necessarily their native language....   [tags: Language acquisition, Linguistics]

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English As A Global Language

- Global Language English has become a unique language used globally, the communication between countries in English create the world to lean toward globalization. In our world today having a global language is essential for commenting among the centuries. A language can become a universal language only when it is relevant to the world activities such as communication between countries, trading across the world and culture. It plays a significant role in the life of every individual in the world, and it recognized by every country (Crystal, 2003....   [tags: English language, Lingua franca]

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Becoming A Language Teacher Is A Valuable Tool

- Becoming a Language Teacher is a valuable tool, which provides a practical guide to the skills and knowledge needed by teachers to address the diverse needs of language learners. Today, mainstream classroom teachers work with learners with a diverse range of backgrounds and therefore teachers face multiple challenges; they need to teach content-area curriculum while at the same time supporting students ' language development. Thus, what makes the second edition of the book stands out is that it addresses both the academic and language needs of language learners, and it supports novice language teachers at the beginning of their teaching careers....   [tags: Second language acquisition, Language acquisition]

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Study Arabic as a Second Language

- ... In the beginning of the interview, Brian explained why he studies Arabic by telling his experience in the Middle East in the US military. He found the aspects of Arabic are entirely different from other languages he knew, for example, English and German. The language and the culture are inseparable, and it is difficult to learn Arabic without understanding the culture; therefore, he decided to study Arabic because, "You learn two things at once." However, Jim, who is energetic and speaking fast, has not been to Arab world, but he attended military college for one year and left it for a personal reason....   [tags: language, culture, interview, experience]

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Technology's Impact on the English Language

- Since the Industrial Revolution, technology has permeated and become an integral part of our everyday lives. In fact, a life without technology seems almost impossible to imagine. Almost everyone, around the globe, has access to technology in one form or another. Consequently this type of technology has become ingrained into our culture. Its roots are so deep that it is now peculiar to see someone without a smartphone than with one. Consequently, smartphones and the Internet have radically changed the manner in which we communicate and how we communicate with one another....   [tags: degradation of the English language]

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Learning A Second Language Acquisition

- Second Language Acquisition As globalization become more embedded in daily life, second language acquisition is considered as a necessary for people to be more engaged in the modern society. However, learning a second language is not an easy task. In order to acquire a second language in a more effective way, issues concerning the role of consciousness in foreign language learning have been raised. While there are general debates about the best way of learning a second language, I will advocate for the position that unconscious learning is taking place as a significant portion of second language acquisition....   [tags: Language acquisition, Linguistics]

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Second And Third Language Acquisition

- Second and third language acquisition are distinct processes which are strongly influenced by the similarity a known language has to the linguistic typology of the language being acquired. Research into multilingualism has shown that complex sociolinguistic and individual factors aside, the cognitive aspect of acquiring an additional language is facilitated by increased metalinguistic awareness and learning experience. Therefore, this essay argues that in a majority of cases trilingualism is easier to accomplish than bilingualism....   [tags: Linguistics, Second language, Multilingualism]

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Thesis Statement : American Sign Language

- THESIS STATEMENT (central idea + preview statement): American Sign Language didn’t begin until 1814 which is fairly new language compared to modern languages such as English, Spanish, and French. ASL started when deaf education was first introduced in America. In this speech, we will be discussing the following: where, when, and why did ASL started, the history of Martha’s Vineyard, evolution of ASL, recognition of ASL as a real language. ORGANIZATIONAL PATTERN: Chronological Order INTRODUCTION ATTENTION STATEMENT: “For almost three centuries, due to an inbred recessive gene, the population of Martha 's Vineyard had an unusual proportion of profoundly deaf people....   [tags: Sign language, American Sign Language]

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Language Learning And The Teachers Who Teach

- Language Learning and the Teachers who Teach Learning a second language can be an exciting and beneficial experience for many, however, for some, it can be frustrating and seen as a waste of time, especially if you struggle in your first language. Like Yvonne’s story in Between Worlds, I can relate to her experiences as a student, as a teacher, and the experiences of her students as well. Her student experiences were somewhat similar to mine and left me wanting to learn more about Spanish, however, I had little ability to explore in the way she did....   [tags: Education, English language, Second language]

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Principles of Communicative Language Teaching

- I. Introduction Today English is the most popular international language in the world. Many countries chose English as a second language; and Vietnam is one of them. After Vietnam was approved as a World Trade Organization member since 2006, writing and speaking English are required skills to access higher education or to find a job. Many foreign companies have invested in our country. Therefore, English plays a very important role in our society and is an important subject as a mandatory course in Vietnamese education system....   [tags: english language, vietnam]

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Second Language Learning And Learner Variables

- After reading the material we have been given about second language learning and learner variables, I’ve come to the conclusion that teaching a foreign language is very complex. It’s clear, however, that some factors and learner differences are more influential than others, and that I, as a teacher, can have an influence on most of them. In my mind, one of the most important variables is the willingness of a learner. Learners cannot learn anything without willingness although there are many supportive elements are surrounding the learners....   [tags: Language acquisition, Second language acquisition]

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The English Language Improvement Program

- The English Language Improvement Program (ELIP) is offered by the Centre for English Language Development of the university, which aims to help students improve their English for their future academic learning. Students who receive conditional admission to an academic program without qualified English proficiency, meaning with a lower International English Language Testing System (IELTS) band or a lower Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score than required, must register for this program before taking any academic courses....   [tags: English language, United Kingdom]

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The Language Of The Hawaiian Islands

- Worldwide four languages die every two months. Of the 6,000 known only 3,000 will be left by the end of the 21st century (Schwetizer). Hawaiian, one of the two languages in the state of Hawaii, is spoken by 8,000 of 400,000 ethnic Hawaiians and used in all domains, including oral literature, songs, and religion (“The Hawaiian Language”). Although Hawaiian was once the major language spoken in the Hawaiian Islands, today only a few thousand of Hawaii 's inhabitants claim it as a mother tongue (“Hawaiian”)....   [tags: Hawaii, United States, Hawaiian language]

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Language and Intercultural Communication

- The world is living the age of information due to the effect of globalization. It brought the necessity of faster and effective communication mainly in global business, worldwide tourism, news and so on. The key point is that performing these globally, the communicator will come into contact with people from different cultures (Beeby 2014)). In any culture, language is much more than words and strict meanings, much more than what is written or spoken because each culture has your own values, attitudes, beliefs, way of doing things, way of saying things and principally the way of understanding things....   [tags: Culture, language, globalization]

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An Systematic Instrument Of The Language

- Language, a remarkable invention of humankind, plays a substantial role in distinguishing human from other living creatures, enabling human to call themselves ‘Homo Sapiens’. Using this signalling system, humankind is capable of dividing utterances into separate words, replacing them with another, or changing the structure of the sentence but the meanings of it remains the same (Barber, Beal and Shaw, 2009). Every language has certain binding rules, yet, recur in massive number of combinations and patterns (Millward and Hayes, 2012)....   [tags: English language, England, British Empire]

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Bilingual Language : Is It Not A Requirement For All Monolingual Humans?

- Over half of the world’s population can speak more than one language, therefore, why is it not a requirement for all monolingual humans to adapt the skill of bilingualism. All across Canada, school boards only require students to learn a second language until grade nine, and once they have completed their credit they are free to choose whether they want to continue their studies. A majority of the students decide to drop their second language opportunities, clearly having no knowledge of how beneficial obtaining a second language in life is....   [tags: Language, Second language, Multilingualism]

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The, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Mayan, And Spanish Language

- One who is hard of hearing might only be able to communicate through sign language. What becomes of them if no one near can understand them. This demonstrates the importance of knowing multiple languages whether it is Sign Language, Spanish, French, Dutch, Mayan, or any other translation of words. Language is a fundamental component of any interpersonal relationship. Cultures throughout history have crumbled as a result of language barriers, leaving only artifacts and records to tell their story....   [tags: Second language, Language, Multilingualism]

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Language Immersion Is The Most Effective Pedagogical Approach

- Contrary to popular belief, the United States does not have an official language. Although English is the de facto language of the United States, the Constitution makes "no reference to choice of a national language" (Heath, 1995, p.179). The Constitution 's inherent tolerance of foreign languages, along with mass immigration, has enriched the linguistic diversity of the United States. Not surprisingly, this diversity has also made multilingual education an important component of American education—most American high schools and universities require students to learn a foreign language....   [tags: Language, Language education, Linguistics]

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Language And The Emotional Aspect Of A Person 's Life

- Different languages play a different role in the emotional aspect of a person’s life. There have been several studies which show the impact of emotion from L1 to L2. Many researchers have supported an idea that knowing more than one language after the age of 6 or above is known as a bilingual, but knowing just one language is known as a monolingual. Throughout this essay I would be mentioning how different words affect bilinguals, and studies showing which language expresses more emotion in different contexts....   [tags: Multilingualism, Second language, Language]

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Learning A New Language Can Be A Hard Task

- There are so many different kinds of languages in the World, while most people able to speak 2-3 languages; learning a new language can be a hard task. There are different kinds of approaches when it comes to new language, everyone have a different kind of method; we just have to find the best way that suits us. Most common approach is learning with a partner, when two people have the same goal, they pair up. Speaking a new language together through daily life can help them understand and learn how to communicate in that language....   [tags: Second language, Language education]

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Teaching English As A Second Language Learner

- Introduction There are many issues teachers and students encounter in educational contexts centering on teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). Many of the major issues addressed here are also relevant to teaching students American Sign Language (ASL), as well as other signed and spoken languages. The goal of this paper is to conduct a review of current research and literature of ELL/EFL/ESL/TESOL/TEFL/ESP/TOEFL/IELTS peer-reviewed publications that address these teaching-learning contexts and the key focus areas of culture diversity, sociolinguistic variation, the use of innovative technologies for language teaching and learning, language assessment, and language modalitie...   [tags: English language, Lingua franca, Second language]

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The Importance Of Taking A Different Language

- In today’s schooling system most high school students are required to take at least 2 to 4 years of a foreign language in order to graduate. However, some people do not understand the importance of taking a different language, until it is time to get a job or while they are in their current job. It is significant that we take at least 2 years of a foreign language in both high school and college and try to learn as much as possible because learning a new language can open up so many doors. While I was in high school, I took Japanese as a foreign language from 8th grade to 10th grade year, and I could have taken Japanese up to 12th grade, but I moved to a different state....   [tags: High school, Ninth grade, Language school]

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The Language Of The Sea Islands

- Ebonics is not the only language of the African diaspora that preserved its Africanity. In addition to several African influenced creoles, the Gullah language of the Sea Islands is reflective of African spirituality and philosophy. The Gullah language developed among enslaved Africans along the coasts of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, as well as the Sea Islands (Turner, 1). This region can be referred to as the Coast. In the early 18th century slaves from the West Indies, where resistance had grown common, as well as rebellious slaves from various colonies were being sent to the Coast....   [tags: Caribbean, Atlantic slave trade, English language]

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The Importance of Learning Foreign Languages

- Language is a key part of any family, community, culture and the human race. Without language the world today would be much different. From cavemen, to the Egyptian use of hieroglyphics, to Old English, to more than 6,500 languages spoken around the world today, the advances that humans have made in language is remarkable and inspiring. The ability to speak, read, write and understand more than one language is also remarkable and expands the liberties in life, especially for young people. High school students should be required to take at least two years of a foreign language class in order to graduate, as many recent studies support the benefits of doing so....   [tags: Globalization, Diverse Cultures]

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The Effects of Learning a Second Language in Adulthood

- Introduction Being able to speak more than one language is proving to be a valuable skill in modern society. Many children across the world are at least bilingual, leaving many American parents wondering if they too, should learn to speak another language. While this debate remains ongoing, many adults are seeking to learn a second language either to communicate with a new client base or to attain higher status within a corporate setting. Most Americans learn a second language in adulthood. Many public schools do not begin teaching second languages until high school, and all college students must study a foreign language in order to graduate from the university....   [tags: Second Language Acquisition]

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Cross Cultural Language Perception, Is Age A Crucial Factor?

- Cross cultural language perception, is age a crucial factor. Introduction Language has been a form of communication ever since the dawn of humanity; we most likely spoke before we could write. There is a diverse selection of languages across the globe and in today’s modern age it is not uncommon to come across a language unfamiliar to one’s self. The process of coming into contact with other languages stimulates a person’s perception, specifically cross cultural speech perception. In a world where the global gap between nations decreases through economic and technological advances, it is inevitable that you are going to encounter someone who speaks a different language....   [tags: Second language, English language, First language]

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English Is A Global Language

- "English is considered to be a 'global language '. Account for the dominance of English today, and discuss what the future of the English language might be." David Crystal (2003) suggests that if a language gains a 'special role ' which is recognized in every country, a language reaches a global language and gets a global status. There are two options how to fill this 'special role ' in given country: Firstly, the language is considered as a mother tongue and the official language of a country, such as for example Great Britain, India, Nigeria, United States of America, Canada, and New Zealand....   [tags: English language, United Kingdom, Lingua franca]

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The Language Barrier : ' The Limits Of My World '

- The Language Barrier Ludwig Wittgenstein wisely said, “The limits of my language mean the limits of my world” in Logico-Tractatus Philosophicus. Language colors our reality and the world, and what we see is shaped by the language we use. Speaking one language makes us think the rest of the world perceives the world in the same way. Mastering two or more languages shows us that the world’s outlooks are different with each language (Postman 124). Susumu Tonegawa, who won a Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1987, was quoted in a newspaper, Yomiuri, acknowledging that the Japanese language didn’t emphasize clarity (Postman 124)....   [tags: Mind, Thought, Cognition, Language]

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The Role Of Computer Assisted Language Learning

- Introduction Since the last few decades, exercising the skills of spoken language has been receiving high degree of attention amongst the educators. The curricula of foreign language creates the main focus on the skills of productivity by laying special emphasis over the competence of communication. Since recent times, there have been advancements within the multimedia technology that has resulted in the emergence of computer assisted language learning as a tempting option towards traditional sources in order to supplement or replace direct interaction amongst the student and the teacher....   [tags: Linguistics, Language, Speech recognition]

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The Word Of The English Language

- Throughout the history of the English language, many words have been added to the English speaker’s vocabulary. English has not only formed new words from existing words, but it has also borrowed and used foreign words. With more and more new words forming and pushing their way into the English language, this causes other words to be labeled as “archaic”, “obsolete”, or even “rare”. Words that are labeled as “archaic” are words that were once very common during a specific age, but after a wide timeline of newly introduced words took over, these words became antique....   [tags: English language, England, Middle English, Verb]

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Learning and Teaching Vocabulary for a Second Language

- “Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.” (Flora Lewis, 2000) For as long as there are languages and for as there are languages, there are people studying and teaching it, but is there one way of teaching a language that is the right way. There are many aspects to learn a language, for the sake of the assignment I have been appointed only one aspect namely: Learning and teaching vocabulary. In this report I will be comparing my views on teaching with those of an experienced teacher ,a learner and three experts, using: Concept maps, interviews and pre-assigned articles....   [tags: language, studying, map, theories]

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Factors That Affect Language Learning Abilities

- Three years ago, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens announced his “Zeroing in on Excellence” philosophy, one which still serves as a theme applied at many levels of military leadership today. Central to this philosophy are three fundamental focus areas: Developing Leaders, Good Order and Discipline, and Controlling What We Own. Although each of these is equally important in the broader context of military administration, one of them is particularly applicable to reaching and sustaining strong language skills within the first ten years of a professional linguist’s career: Controlling What We Own....   [tags: Linguistics, Language acquisition]

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Uses of Fingerspelling and American Sign Language

- American Sign Language is the visual language that has been created by the deaf in this country. For those with a limited knowledge of deaf culture or American Sign Language (ASL), fingerspelling may be a foreign concept. Fingerspelling is the act of using the manual alphabet of ASL to spell a word or phrase. All fingerspelling is done with the dominant hand, as are one-handed signs, and is ideally done in the area between the shoulder and the chin on the same side as the dominant hand. This skill serves many purposes and functions in ASL conversation....   [tags: sign language, deaf, fingerspelling]

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Using literature in ESL and the principles of Communicative Language Teaching

- Using literature in ESL and the principles of Communicative Language Teaching Among the reasons Van (2009) believes studying literature in the ESL classroom is advantageous (providing meaningful contexts, a profound range of vocabulary, enhancing creativity and developing cultural awareness and critical thinking), he mentions the fact that it is in line with CLT (Communicative Language Teaching) principles. It is worth to elaborate this last point by specifying the ways in which literary exploration in the language classroom can go hand in hand with the main tenets of CLT....   [tags: Language, Teaching]

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English Language: The Basic Education Course

- Nowadays, English is an international language that is used around the world and people use English as a tool to communicate with each other (Wonglekha, 2010). In Thailand, English is necessary in all levels of education because Ministry of Education specifies English as a compulsory subject in The Basic Education Course, which every student have to learn English form Grade 1 onwards in order to have four language skills (Wonglekha & Khamkhien, 2010). In addition, Thailand will gather with nine countries in Southeast Asia to become ASEAN Community , so Thai government also promotes English learning to develop Thai students to communicate with other people from other countries in ASEAN Commun...   [tags: english, language, thailand]

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Assessment Task: Case Study of A Second Language Learner

- The second language learner that I have chosen to assess in my case study is an international student from Korea who is now attending year 11 and does the ESL course at my school, the Hills Grammar School. I will refer to my student with the name ‘John’ for confidentiality reasons. In this case study I will introduce my student, his language background; his exposure to English before coming to Australia and his current level of English based on the ESL scales after analysing his speaking, reading and writing work samples....   [tags: Language Evaluation]

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Language Is The Most Basic Of Building Blocks For Communication

- Language is the most basic of building blocks for communication in any culture; it is necessary in order to convey ideas, feelings and thoughts to others (Essberger, 2001). Spoken language is among the first skills that we acquire, with first words usually spoken within the first two years of life. (Bright, 2012) It is a natural progression and comes from an inate capacity to learn language as well as a product of our environment and socialisation. Written language, however, must be taught (Essberger, 2001) and is acquired through applied learning and continual honing of the skill....   [tags: Writing, Communication, Language, Written language]

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