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Teaching Strategies For Beginning English Language Learners

- Using varied teaching strategies for beginning English language learners, including the use of cartoons, pictures, graphic organizers, drawing, pictures, videos, and other visual representations may increase language acquisition process among students. As a result, if the use of visual representations is a valid approach, then students should perform better on both oral and written forms. According to Collier (1987, 1988) from the time children are born until about five years of age when they begin to read, children get most of their information via visual observations....   [tags: Second language, Language acquisition, Linguistics]

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American Language Vs. British English

- American Language VS. British English The two languages are very similar, so much that it is very easy to understand between the two countries. The languages do not need translation due to writing in what is called standard English. Standard English is the written English format used in all three countries making it very versatile and easy to understand. There only a handful of similarities between American English and British English. There is more of a difference than there are similarities....   [tags: English language, United States, Dialect]

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The United States Should Not Adopt English As Ficial Language

- The United States is stuck in a conflict between keeping the tradition of multiculturalism and diversity, and assimilating into one singular culture. Caught in the middle of this struggle is language. Currently the United States does not have an official language, even though many governmental organizations try to pass legislation making English the official American language. The Cambridge Dictionary states that the definition of an official language is, ¨the ​language or one of the ​languages that is ​accepted by a country 's ​government, is taught in schools, used in the ​courts of ​law, etc” (¨Official Language¨ 1)....   [tags: United States, Spanish language, English language]

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Language As A Fundamental Element Of Human Daily Life

- Languages change. An inevitable change; however, somehow they manage to stay around and are spoken for hundreds maybe even thousands of years. Languages are a fundamental element of human daily life. With language, humans are able to talk to their families and friends, conduct business deals, gain an education, the list goes on and on. What if in twenty years, the language humans speak today were not understood. What about fifty. Or even one hundred. Would humans be able to adapt to the changes in language as they had in the past....   [tags: English language, Lingua franca, German language]

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Should English Be Ficial Language Of The United States?

- In many situations, the language spoken in a specific region influences the identity of the people who live there. Because of the power a common language has with governing a society it is a very disputed topic. In some cases, countries even fought wars in order to maintain or overrule a society with a different language. Like how the Roman empire used Latin, the language of the people, in order to execute orders. Or like how after the Norman Conquest, the French ruling class in England adopted the language of the peasants to have more authority over them....   [tags: English language, Second language, United States]

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Language Is A Fundamental Element Of Human Daily Life

- Languages change. It is an inevitable change. They do not stay the same, yet somehow manage to be spoken for hundreds maybe even thousands of years. Language is a fundamental element of human daily life. With language, humans are able to talk to their families and friends, conduct business deals, gain an education, the list goes on and on. What if in twenty years, the language humans speak today were not understood. What about fifty. Or even one hundred. Would humans be able to adapt to the changes in language as they had in the past....   [tags: English language, Lingua franca, German language]

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Gender Differences in the Japanese Language

- In Japan, men and women speck differently. The Japanese language has gender difference that is still prevalent in modern Japan even though it has grown less and less clear in polite conversation. Women in modern Japan do speak m ore politely compare to men. The Japanese language feature elements that make women’s speech sound polite and feminine. Meanwhile, men’s speech sound less polite and masculine. The language difference between genders reinforces Japanese social norms and this examined in particular to the Japanese marriage relationships....   [tags: Language ]

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Making English The Official Language

- The United States is made up of many different ethic groups. These groups vary from Latinos, Asian American, African American, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, and etc. These ethnic groups come into America speaking many different languages. However, many people are still surprised to learn that the United States has no official language. Many assume that English is the official language of the United States. Despite all the effort over the years, the United States has no official language. Because the United States has no official language, it is suffering with substantial costs....   [tags: Language]

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Age Is An Important Factor On Chinese Learner 's Second Language Acquisition Of English

- Age is an important factor on Chinese Learner’s Second Language Acquisition of English With globalization, a growing number of Chinese starting to learn a second language. For example, massive foreign language teaching materials have been published and various foreign language training centres have been established. Second language acquisition, or SLA, is the processes by which people learn languages in addition to their native tongue. Johnson and Newport (1989) find that age is to some extent most significant factor which leads to the individual difference of second language acquisition....   [tags: Second language acquisition, Language acquisition]

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Elementary Second Language Acquisition : Should It Be Mandatory?

- Elementary Second Language Acquisition: Should it be mandatory. According to a study conducted on language, 52% Europeans are fluent in two languages, while only 9% of Americans are bilingual. This is most likely due to America being the only industrialized country to graduate high school students without sufficient knowledge of a foreign language. Starting mandatory second language learning in elementary school would improve create a more rounded person, support cultural growth and even improve in their native tongue....   [tags: Linguistics, Language acquisition]

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Language Testing And Assessment : A Great Asset For Learners And Educators

- Introduction The concept of authenticity in testing and assessment has been defined in numerous ways. A frequently mentioned definition is the one by Wiggins (1993) who describes authentic tasks as “Engaging and worthy problems or questions of importance, in which students must use knowledge to fashion performances effectively and creatively. The tasks are either replicas of or analogous to the kinds of problems faced by adult citizens and consumers or professionals in the field” (p. 229). In language testing and assessment many experts believe that authenticity should be characterized by specific characteristics: practicability, reliability, validity, authenticity, and washback (Brown, 200...   [tags: Language acquisition, Linguistics]

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Language Acquisition Is Significantly Easier For Children Than Adults

- On Tuesday Nov 8th of this year, Proposition 58 was voted into legislation in California with support among 73% of voters. This proposition revised a previous bill requiring the request of parents for children to receive bilingual education in schools. It repealed this, bringing back the teaching in other languages to schools in California. However, it maintained the previous mandate that all students become proficient in English through these educations (Ulloa 2016). This decision is at the forefront of debate on language identity, education, and standardization in America....   [tags: Education, Linguistics, English language]

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Second Language Immersion And Bilingual Education Programs

- Literature Review Second language immersion and bilingual education programs function on the concept that a student 's two tongues need to be separate. It is important to maintain a different space for each language, but also to teach for transfer across languages. While teaching bilingual students rather than assuming that monolingual instructional strategies are inherently superior, it is useful to explore bilingual instructional strategies. . There is an interplay between bilingual and monolingual instructional strategies within dual language programs and concrete strategies for optimizing students ' bilingual development....   [tags: Language education, Linguistics, Multilingualism]

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Explore the Effect of a Critical Period on Second Language Acquisition

- Critical Period Hypothesis: Critical Period (CP) refers to a specific and ‘fixed’ or invariant period of time during which an organism’s neural functioning is open to effects of external experiential input. To be specific, there are three important essentials in this conception. Firstly, this developmental period is biologically determined; the onset, end and the length of the critical period are invariant, which is the consequences of some internal clock that keeps time independent of what happens during the window of time....   [tags: Second Language Acquisition]

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English Is A Language Spoken By Millions Of People Around The World

- English is a language spoken by millions of people around the world. According to the Ethnologue, a comprehensive reference for the languages around the world, native speakers alone number over 335 million (Lewis). This is of course excluding all the second-language speakers of English around the world. Yet, despite this, English is the only language in the top 5 largest languages which has no official body, and one of only 2 in the top ten, the other being Lahnda spoken in Pakistan (Lewis). In case the reader is unaware to what I 'm referring to, an official body is an official organization that has the authority to say what a language is, and often what it should be....   [tags: English language, Linguistics, Dialect]

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English Is The Formal Language For American Education System

- Oxford College and many other American institutions are culturally diverse. English is the formal language for American education system. At the same time, English is the lingua franca, hence widely spoken across the globe. Nevertheless, English has hundreds of dialects and thousands of accents which sometimes make communication between two English speakers ineffective. Non-native English-speaking students at Oxford College and many other American learning institutions have poor learning experience....   [tags: English language, Education, Linguistics]

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Elementary Education: Foreign Languages in the Classroom

- ... How well children listen also constitutes how well they will listen for the rest of their lives. Learning a foreign language will improve their listening skills because they have to pay attention to how a word is pronounced in order to speak the word themselves. Learning a foreign language in high school or as an adult does not develop those listening skills to the same level. As people grow older, they have a stronger ability to read and write then they did as children, so they will rely heavier on reading and writing capabilities rather than hearing capabilities to learn a language....   [tags: techniques, listeners, learning]

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Foreign Languages: Children Should Be Taught

- According to a well-known biblical story, there was once a universal language that everyone spoke and could understand. One day, the people came together to build a city in honor of themselves. In that city, they decided they would construct a tower that would reach to Heaven. However, when God saw their arrogance, he decided to confuse them by making them speak in different languages. As a consequence, the people were forced to discontinue the tower and tore it down. In much the same way, language today is just as confusing....   [tags: Education]

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International Students 's Second Language Learning During The Studying Process Abroad

- International students have challenges in second language learning during the studying process abroad. Sawir (2005) illustrates that international students in Australia are facing language difficulties. Strategies of how to help students study in a persistent, energetic and efficient language acquisition status have been discussed. Dörnyei (2009) concludes that motivation has been found to be of the great significance in facilitating the success of language learning. It can be referred to a metaphor that motivation is the ‘engine’ of study by Gardner (1985)....   [tags: Second language acquisition, Language acquisition]

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English Should Be the Official Language of the United States

- English as the official language of the United States could benefit the U.S. Government and America as a whole. America has long since been a multicultural nation and has been an English speaking nation since it was founded. The constitutional and federal documents are all in English, which furthers the American people, believing English should be our official language. The majority of states already have English as their official language, for English has always provided a much needed cohesion to our diverse citizens since it was founded....   [tags: Reasons to Make English the Official Language]

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Learning Foreign Languages

- Students all over the world are generally required to learn a second language. In some cases students are even required to spend another shorter period of their education learning a third language, and in some cases even a forth language course may be offered. This happens in most countries in Europe, for example in Portugal where students are required to take 12 years of English alongside with their native language (in this case Portuguese), and an additional 3 to 6 years of training in French may also be required in their education in order to graduate from high school....   [tags: US Education, Culture, Latin]

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English: The Official Language of the United States

- The United States is made up of many different ethic groups. These groups vary from Latinos, Asian American, African American, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, and etc. These ethnic groups come into America speaking many different languages. However, many people are still surprised to learn that the United States has no official language. Many assume that English is the official language of the United States. But despite efforts over the years, the United States has no official language. Because the United States has no official language, it is suffering with large costs....   [tags: Language ]

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Bilingual Classes : A Second Language At An Early Age

- Bilingual Classes En caso de una segunda lengua puede enseñar a una edad temprana. My answer to this question is yes. For many years researches have studied whether or not it is beneficial to learn a second language at an early age. Today, more of the world’s population is bilingual or multilingual than monolingual. The Associated Press reports that up to 66% if the world’s children are raised bilingual. The Census Bureau found that there are four major language groups in the US besides English, they are: Spanish, other Indo-European languages, Asian and Pacific Island languages and all other languages....   [tags: Multilingualism, Second language, High school]

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Discuss the roles of Language and Reason in History

- Title Discuss the roles of Language and Reason in History Most of the knowledge that we possess today is a result of the learning and findings that have already occurred- in our past. And we still continue to learn everyday. The past - our History - covers the entirety of time. But the significance of History is such that the events that previously took place have led to this day and provided us with a better understanding of where we stand in the world today from where we were when the first group of Homo Erectus spread out from a village in Africa (Chandra 5)....   [tags: Language ]

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Teachers vs. Software, Jobs in Language Education

- A teacher is a person that demonstrates how to perform particular tasks, directs you on the path of endless possibilities, instills morals along with integrity, and reveals a wondrous world of learning. Methods of comprehension are changing with every increasing minute. In the 21st century education has a higher demand and one of these demands are a second language. In the Ridgewood School District, in Ridgewood, New Jersey, school officials are electing to substitute educators that administer foreign languages with a learning software Rosetta Stone....   [tags: Teachers, language Software, Jobs, Education, ]

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Foreign Policy Paxton Hibben and Henry Morgenthau

- Paxton Hibben Paxton Pattison Hibben, soldier, diplomat, and journalist, born December 5, 1880 grew up to become a prominent voice in shaping American foreign policy in the World War I era. Lending his experiences as a solider, his skills as journalist, and his position as a United States diplomat, he helped bring the voices of foreign powers and peoples to the American people and government. Devoting much of his time and resources to humanitarian aid he helped in the rebuilding of war ravished nations, and the release of Japanese prisoners of war....   [tags: American foreign policy in WWI era]

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Language And Its Impact On The Preservation Of An Entire People 's Culture

- Language is a force that binds the world together, allowing for the spread of information and communication to surpass all boundaries. According to Susannah MacKaye, the head of a language rights-group with a masters degree in linguistics from Stanford University, language creates a common bond and establishes a common ethnicity (137). Language exists as a unifying source for diverse cultures and composing the American heritage. “Vanishing Voices” by Russ Rymer describes the loss of languages, a direct consequence of the domination by English, the official language of numerous states....   [tags: Spanish language, United States, Second language]

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Language Test Analysis

- Language Test Analysis 1. Purpose of the test Was to expand the skills of professionals who will in turn impart this knowledge to speakers of second languages and form a basis for professionalism in language teaching as well as evaluate their as understanding of English language in a classroom situation. At the end of the test, the learner should have been able to construct future classroom tests for the assessment of linguistic competence (grammar and vocabulary) and the four language skills. My two tested subjects were a middle-aged Irish woman with O-Level education from her native Belfast High School and a 50-year old Jamaican immigrant who had lived in London for the better part of his...   [tags: Language ]

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Analysis Of David Crystal 's Article ' Why A Global Language?

- In his article, “Why a Global Language?”, David Crystal informs his audience, which seems to be people of all different countries, of the reasoning behind a global language by incorporating concrete examples and common diction choices into a skillfully structured article, beginning with a description of what a global language is, how it achieves this status, and finally the reasons for having a global language, and the need to adopt one. The reason his article is effective is because it successfully unifies this complex idea and makes the article more understandable, allowing him the chance then to persuade his audience to adopt a global language with this technique....   [tags: United States, English language]

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Code-switching as a Resource in Content and Language Integrated Learning or Bilingual Classroom

- Introduction Currently, teaching content in foreign language and second language, for example, content and language integrated learning (CLIL) or bilingual teaching approach has become a trend in education world. Some countries such as Malaysia, Africa, and European countries have adopted this model of learning in their education system. There are some reasons behind adopting CLIL or bilingual teaching approach in their education system, for example, to improve cross countries (cross language) traffic, and as a respond to the important of English language as a dominant language in the world (Samala, 2009)....   [tags: Education, English Language]

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Language And Learning : Teaching English

- Of Language and Learning: Teaching English in the Land of the Rising Sun Language. It is a sign of who we are and where we come from. As language defines us, so does it unite us, but it can also impose barriers that drive us apart. As our society aggressively pursues globalization, individuals who maintain cultural sensitivity and strive for effective communication despite language barriers will be an increasingly important commodity; individuals who can also pass the gift of adept communication to others will be invaluable....   [tags: English language, Language education]

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Enhancing Vocabulary Acquisition Through Computer Assisted Language Learning

- ENHANCING VOCABULARY ACQUISITION THROUGH COMPUTER ASSISTED LANGUAGE LEARNING Introduction Vocabulary is an important segment to acquire language proficiency. There is a reciprocal relationship between Vocabulary knowledge and Reading Comprehension. Vocabulary acquisition is an important aspect of L2 which leads to academic achievements. This paper focuses on the possibilities to enhance the vocabulary acquisition and reading comprehension with the help of computer assisted language learning programmes....   [tags: language proficiency, reading ]

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Text Messaging Enhances Language

- Text Messaging Enhances Language My younger brother sits as his computer everyday after work to "talk" to his friends through America Online (AOL) Instant Messaging (IM). They use terms like BRB (be right back) and LOL (laugh out loud) that seem a little confusing to the "out-dated" older sibling. It amazes me that he can carry on a conversation using abbreviations for virtually every word or phrase. It doesn't even bother him anymore that I peek over his shoulder to see what they're "talking" about, because he knows it's foreign to me and I can't understand it anyway....   [tags: Communication AIM Language Essays]

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English As A Second Language

- Spanish and English may both be widely spoken languages, however English is becoming more and more prevalent as a second language. For this project I interviewed an acquaintance who speaks Spanish as a first language and English as a second language. Spanish and English are similar in aspects such as grammar (in that they are both SVO—subject, verb, object—languages) and vocabulary (since both were influenced by Latin) (Shoebottom n.d.), however they are also quite different, especially in their phonology....   [tags: English language, Second language]

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The Language Of The English

- Disparity between the spheres of spoken and written English has existed since the language’s standardization. Spelling has infamously and unreliably advised what it considers “correct” elocution, which leaves pronunciation to unwittingly fall into a relatively inferior position. The English tongue performs at the command of spelling, following the confusing structures of various lexeme permutations. This disassociation between the spelling and the pronunciation of modern words historically began during the Early Modern English period, a result of technological advances, changing national attitudes, and transformations in linguistic variation, occurrences which contributed to the general stan...   [tags: English language, Vowel, England, Modern English]

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Effects Of The Globalization Of The English Language

- Causes and Effects of the Globalization of the English Language Introduction Globalization is a word that has been highly discussed by people for decades of years. It is the process of making something in a lot of different countries all around the world (Longman Dictionary). It involves in a wide variety of areas such as language, business, and technology. This essay mainly focuses on the factors that precipitate English into the most global language, and potential impacts of spread use of English around the world....   [tags: English language, Second language, England]

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Language Is A Tool For People Communicating

- Language is a tool for people communicating; with its development and increasing diversity, people gradually become unsatisfied by using language, as a communication method, barely to understand, instead, they are eager to interpret. They would like to know a person’s personality through his or her language speaking; they are more intended to judge others through the superficial language skill. An invisible standard continuously forms that people who have a higher language skill deserve more respect and may lead more self-confidence....   [tags: Second language, English language, Confidence]

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Benefits Of Technology For Additional Language Learning

- 1. The working title of your paper (approx. 20 words) Hacking Languages: The Benefits of Technology for Additional Language Learning in Schools 2. Authors Keith A. Crawford, Dr. ChunLei Lu, Dr. Candace Figg 3. Anticipated Outlet: TESOL Journal: Technology in English Language Teaching and Learning TESOL journal is a referred, practitioner-friendly journal. The journal explores research and theory-based approaches to additional language learning and teaching. Although an impact factor is not listed, the journal has been in existence for over 25 years and is represented internationally by editors from around the world....   [tags: Language acquisition, Second language, Language]

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Language, Language And The Environment

- “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart,” proclaimed Nelson Mandela. Language is the key to talking with someone. Language is the key to reaching out to someone. Language is the key to true communication. How is a language learned to begin with. A first language, a person’s mother tongue, is acquired through a mixture of nurture, nature, biology and the environment. A baby picks up the sounds around him and then pieces together where one word ends and the next one begins....   [tags: Learning, Linguistics, Intelligence]

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Second Language Learning: Factors Affecting Success in Learning a Second Language

- Second language learning is the process of learning a different language other than one’s mother tongue resulting in the ability of an individual to use one or more languages different from his first language. It can take place in a natural setting or through classroom instructions; however, the degree of proficiency differs (Gomleksiz, 2001). Learning is a conscious process that includes thorough explanation of grammar rules, practice of those rules, as well as memorizing lists of vocabulary, usually in a classroom setting (Wisniewski, 2007)....   [tags: languages]

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The Importance Of Sign Language

- Sign language has been around for awhile; however, many people do not use it as often as any other language in the world. Sign language is mostly used in the deaf community. Sign language is not a modern language used on an everyday basis by households. One problem with sign language is that it has different parts of/in it. For example, each country has its own type of sign language that its natives speak. So, what one signer signs another signer may not be able to understand. There are 38 sign languages with different structural aspects, history, and culture (Jepson, 2015)....   [tags: Sign language, Language, Gang, Deaf culture]

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Bilingual Education : A Second Language

- In our widely globalized world and rapidly changing environment, knowing more than one language is extremely useful. Knowing a second language helps people worldwide to effectively communicate with each other and reach beyond one’s own cultural horizon. Impressively, there are more second-language speakers of English than there are native speakers, according to the historians of English language Richard Hogg and David Danison (423). An even more surprising fact is that there are as many bilingual children as there are monolingual children in the world (Genesee, Paradis, and Crago)....   [tags: Second language, Multilingualism]

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Selling Properties Of Foreign Buyers

- Selling Properties to Foreign Buyers: Why to Be on Foreign Internet a Must Keywords: foreign buyers, selling to foreign buyers, marketing to foreign buyers, international real estate sales, foreign internet Key Takeaways: • It is not enough to have an English website if you are really serious about selling your properties to foreign buyers • Talk to the foreign buyers in their own language on a localized in their internet website that has been promoted on the foreign search engines • Foreign internet and the number of internet users in foreign languages are growing faster than in English Why should you care about the internet presence in a foreign language if you wish to sell properties...   [tags: World Wide Web, Internet]

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Finding Familiarity Of Foreign Food

- Finding Familiarity in Foreign Food As if Volta’s vibrant blue and white Greek keys and flashy yellow sign is unable to strike their diners attention, the assortment of menu items sure will. Being a foreign restaurant it can be intimidating to customers and outsiders, especially those who are not familiar with traditional Greek dishes; however, Volta has successfully created a menu that makes every menu item seem a little more familiar and less intimidating. Whether it be adding explanations under menu items or adding a variety of traditional items such as chicken fingers and French fries to pizza and wraps....   [tags: Restaurant, Food, Menu bar, Eating]

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Foreign Influences on Old English

- Reading of Chapter four in the textbook titled " Foreign Influences on Old English,” the followings are the terms that came across as interesting and necessary for the understanding of the extent of foreign influence on the old English language: • Continental borrowing: This is the first period of Latin borrowing that happened through the Germanic contact with the Romans before their invasion and settlement in Britain. It is also described as the Latin influence of the Zero period (Baugh & Cable, 2001)....   [tags: continental borrowing, celtic transmission]

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Starbucks: Foreign Market and Diversification

- Introduction This paper will provide an argument for diversification to be presented to board of directors for Starbucks. A strategy for diversification indicating the products and industries for diversification and how synergies may be gained will be provided. The identification and the discussion of the foreign market Starbucks should enter will be presented, along with the strategy it should use to enter the market. Challenges Starbucks may face in the foreign market will be discussed, as well how it might respond strategically to minimize the impact of these challenges....   [tags: ethical behavior, moral awareness]

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Domestic And Foreign Market Research

- The Mayo Clinic is looking to expand their international sales revenues by 100 percent, over the next five years. In order to effectively expand their clinic, it is imperative that Mayo Clinic understands foreign markets and how they operate. Foreign research greatly differs from domestic research. " The basic difference between domestic and foreign market research is the broader scope needed for foreign research, necessitated by higher levels of uncertainty.......... a countries political stabilty, cultural attributes, and geographical characteristics are some of the kinds of things that are not ordinarily gathered by domestic marketing research but they are required for a sound asses...   [tags: Research, Quantitative research]

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Language Is More Violent Than War?

- The variety of language is something many cultures have, some say, having a second language opens up doors, but the hardship you go through makes you think otherwise. As a person who is bilingual like myself there could be a lot of pros and cons, but in this story by Gloria Anzaldua that’s what helped her shape her personal identity. It not only does that amount your power, but brings shame through your journey into fitting into society. In How to Tame a Wild Tongue, a quote that made me think why are Latinos ashamed to speak in Spanish....   [tags: Language, Second language, El Salvador]

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Is English a Global Language?

- ... A person needs only one language to talk to someone else” (2003, Pg.15). With the English language becoming increasingly employed by people throughout the world, other languages are being spoken less and will eventually cease to exist as English has dominated the globe on such a prodigious scale that there will be no need for other languages as every one will communicate in English. This is assenting in the sense that if an individual travels to a foreign country, they will be able to communicate with the natives as every one in the world will speak in the same tongue following the elimination of other languages....   [tags: death of languages, advantages, disadvantages]

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The Language Barrier Standing in the Way of Puerto Rican Immigrants

- The Language Barrier Standing in the Way of Puerto Rican Immigrants The United States of America is regarded to many foreigners as the "land of opportunity". To many Puerto Ricans that still live on the island they view the mainland as just that. While other Puerto Ricans can't wait to return to their homeland. Many Puerto Ricans came to the United States because they believed they would not only find better jobs but a better education than on the island. Puerto Ricans first started migrating to the United States in the 1860s....   [tags: Language spanish Immigration Essays]

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Thinking, Language, and Intelligence

- Thought Paper Chapter 9: Thinking, Language and Intelligence was very interesting to me. It goes over the basics that make humans, human. How we communicate with others, solving our problems in life, creating controversy over our opinions, teaching others our mistakes and finding that people can be more than you find them to be. Thinking is such a strange concept to me, I think about writing a paper and I have endless possibilities of what I could write. I find it amazing that we are compared to computers, when our brains are way more powerful than the fastest computer....   [tags: thought, intelligence, language]

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How Language Affects Our Daily Life

- How language affects our daily life. Language is truly part of our identity: our languages shape who we are. That is why we always have to be tolerant and comprehensive with others’ accents, typical phrases, or grammatical errors. Writers that really make an impact when referring to language and identity are Gloria Anzaldua and Amy Tan, with their readings “How to Tame a Wild Tongue” and “Mother Tongue” respectively. These two writers, with completely different backgrounds, shared their views about how language and identity are intertwined....   [tags: English language, Spanish language]

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Language Intuition in English Language Teaching

- 1. Introduction English language study requires learners mastering several parts including phonology, grammar, vocabulary etc. Among them, grammar studying plays an increasingly vital role in English language learning in secondary school. Generally, the traditional way of teaching involves a teacher-commanding class which teacher spent half class on the certain grammar points and using exercises to evaluate whether students fully master them. However, the old approach usually results in a class s filled with bored and exhausted students who may give wonderful result in tests but failed in communicating events....   [tags: teaching method, efficiency, secondary school]

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English Language Learners and Education

- As our nation shifts towards a more culturally diverse population both educators and families have to find a common ground to ensure that English Language Learners are academically successful. All stakeholders must carefully consider the social cultural impact on an ELL education. The process of raising bilingual learners take more than a language a school and a language learned at home. The transition must have a purpose and a goal. Collaborative Practices of English Language Learners and Schools Educating a student takes a massive amount of collaboration between schools, communities and families....   [tags: English Language Learners, ELL, ESL, Education, US]

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Foreign Companies And Foreign Firms

- Protectionism regards the assistance that governments provide to domestic firms to compete with foreign firms. A tariff is a tax placed on imports by the government that is often a percentage of the price. For example, the Australian government places a 5% tariff on all imported cars, meaning that from the selling price of these cars, an additional 5% is added on (Sydney Morning Herald, 2014). This protects local firms as they can offer more competitive prices without the additional taxation. Unlike a tariff, a subsidy is a payment made to domestic firms in a particular market by the government, in order to reduce production costs....   [tags: Economics, International trade, Inflation]

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The "Language" of Animals

- Tweeting, crowing, braying, and barking are forms of communication that certain animals use. Are the sounds of animals considered language. For this writer this question was a hard one because communication has always been considered language prior to this class experience. The definition of language would cause the answer to this question to be a resounding yes. Language is defined as being not only communicative but also arbitrary, structured, generative and dynamic (Willingham, 2007). If one were to observe animal’s long enough such as birds, or dogs, it can be noted that the birds sing songs that are used to alarm, just as dogs bark to communicate to other dogs in ear shot....   [tags: Zoology]

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The Expansion Of The British Empire Drove The Language Into Other Nations

- Modern English (1800 - now) The expansion of the British Empire drove the language into other nations. The growth of specific industries like science, war, manufacturing, and medicine brought specific words into the language. The invention of the automobile created an entirely new need for words. These specific words are now ingrained into our language and include terms like blitz, bulldozer, air-raid, cholesterol, allergy, hormones, stethoscope, quark, psychoanalysis, astronaut, carburetor, differential, spark plugs, and traffic light....   [tags: English language, German language, England]

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English Language Learners : A Policy Research

- “English Language Learners: A Policy Research Brief produced by National Council of Teachers in English.” The Council Chronicle. National Council of Teachers of Education, Mar. 2008. Web. 30 Nov. 2015. This policy brief produced by the National Council of Teachers of English gives a history and comprehensive overview of issues associated with ELL students and provides research-based recommendations for effective ELL instruction for teachers. The report states that the “foreign-born population of the U.S has tripled in the past 30 years and more than 14 million are expected to arrive between 2000 and 2010....   [tags: Education, Linguistics, School, English language]

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Contrastive Rhetoric Between Arabic and English Languages

- It is universally known that any writer is going to have difficulty when he tries to convey a thought in a new language. Sometimes it is difficult even between dialects in the same base language. The problems that occur to a person while writing in a second language due to language and cultural differences are termed contrastive rhetoric. Connor simply defines “contrastive rhetoric that maintains language and writing as cultural phenomena” (Connor 5). If two cultures vary greatly, then it would make sense that writers who try to cross that cultural and language barrier would have a more daunting task than normal....   [tags: Language ]

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Benefits of Creating Dual Language Programs

- ... There have even been bills that have supporting Bilingual Education in the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Bilingual Education Act of 1968, Lau v. Nichols of 1974, Phyler v. Doe of 1982 and Executive Order 13166 of 2000 lastly No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. One of the biggest benefits in creating more dual language programs would be that the English language learners will be able to advance more in their academics. The transition from traditional bilingual education toward English language immersion is an easier switch which ultimately helps ELLs catch up with their English speaking peers....   [tags: read and write in two languages]

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Different Types Of Languages With The World

- Second Language Logistics There are many different types of languages spoken in the world. People all around the globe speak at least one native language; many people speak multiples. It is important to realize that America is behind in teaching of languages, and this set back hits close to home in our school district. Because District 301 is lacking in offering second languages to be taught when students are in grade school, the students are being set back and are not as advanced in languages as foreign schools....   [tags: Second language, Language education, Language]

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English Language Teaching : Bridging Gap Between Theory And Practice

- INNOVATIONS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING – BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN THEORY AND PRACTICE I. Introduction Education is an engine for the growth and progress of any society. It not only imparts knowledge, skills and inculcates values, but is also responsible for building human capital which breeds, drives and sets technological innovation and economic growth. English, the official language of the entire world is a very tricky language to teach. In fact every language varies to teach. English is a very old language and has undergone many forms changes from Proto English derived from the Latin and the German culture to the Modern English which was established after in the post Renaissance per...   [tags: English language]

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Teaching Practice: English as a Foregin Language for Adults

- The aim of this essay is to examine the reasoning behind selecting the language objectives and materials for one upper intermediate adult class of English as a foreign language. Firstly, it will be discussed why and how the materials were chosen. Secondly, the language aims will be analysed and some potential problems will be examined. Finally, this essay will identify some theoretical approaches considered when planning the lesson. First, it is necessary to consider some general rules when planning a language lesson....   [tags: Education, languages]

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Is Learning a Second Language Necessary?

- Multicultural education in the U.S. school system has become more pragmatic with the affluent nature of globalization. As the world’s technology increases exponentially, our world has grown smaller, increasing the need for global communication skills and cultural sensitivity. However, American schools are plagued by the pressures of budget cuts, test scores, educational bureaucracies, and impending closures. For many schools, foreign language education has been put on the proverbial chopping block....   [tags: Social Studies]

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An Inquiry into the Dilemma of the Turkish Language

- ... The Turkish Language Association’s main mission is adopting the new alphabet, to find new corresponding words instead of Ottoman words and make research about history of the Turkish language. The Sun Language Theory was a nationalist, patriotic outcome of this period. On the contrary, Ahıska and Yenal emphasize that “certain foreign words that entered the language to replace banned Ottoman terms gradually caught on.” (44) We can deduce from that the Turkish language found other alternative pathways instead of refining the Ottoman words....   [tags: culture, industrialization, speak]

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Is It Important For Developing Language Skills?

- A human being can only take in so much information in one sitting; this is key information to know especially when teaching grammar because it can be very intense. Practice and application are important when developing language skills. A good grammar teacher will allow students time to practice and test students in order to find out where they are at in acquiring a language. Students should be subjected to mini grammar tests that hold little to no grade value, but are helpful to the teacher so that he or she may assess where their student stands in that course....   [tags: Education, Linguistics, Noam Chomsky, Teacher]

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How The Prejudice And Discrimination Based On The Language Are Associated With The Chronic Health Condition

- Literature Review An article (Yoo, Gee, & Takeuchi, 2009) discusses how the prejudice and discrimination based on the language are associated with the chronic health condition based on the stress and the length of stay in the U.S. The authors measure the data of the immigrations about how the immigrants had some discrimination which led to some problems in their bodies. The authors indicate that the mental conditions are easily influenced by the language discrimination; however, the physical condition of the immigrants is influenced by the length of stay in the U.S....   [tags: English language, Second language, United States]

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The Spread of the English Language

- English before the 1970s: You should consider to the spread of English, the goal of modernization in China, within a broad historical context where the use of language and education closely linked to economic policy, after the victory of Mao's forces in 1949 English began living a big drop, and this is due to the change of the ruling elite and the linking of English colonization, the downsizing of the relations with Western Governments and the Western business world(Tang , ( 1994 , p . 3 – 6 )) , add to the effort to purge the country of vestiges of capital and reduce the effects of linguistic composition in English and use until 1969, was burned foreign books and periodicals, and punished i...   [tags: china, education, teacher]

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Learning Anxiety in the Language Classroom

- Language Learning Anxiety The effect of anxiety on a students’ learning – how are teachers able to help, and what are some suggestions for the classroom. Anxiety can be defined as a subjective feeling of tension, apprehension, nervousness, and worry associated with an arousal of the autonomic nervous system (Pappamihiel, 2002). When anxiety is limited to the learning of a language, it falls into a category known as “specific anxiety reactions” (Horwitz, Horwitz & Cope, 1986). Language anxiety can be defined as fear or apprehension occurring when a learner is expected to perform in the second or foreign language and is seen as a distinct complex of self-perceptions, beliefs, feelings, and beh...   [tags: psychology in education]

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Finding Foreign Buyers For Your Property Online

- Find Foreign Buyers for Your Property Online in 2 steps This newsletter has always been about tips on how to find international buyers for your properties. Mostly we’ve been talking about the Russian-speaking foreign buyers, but the same methods can be used to market real estate to any buyers from other foreign countries as well - just pay attention to their nations’ cultural differences and languages they speak. Now I’ve started to organize all the data in a logical system, add new useful and practical information (including the particular differences of various nations’ buyers) and publish on Amazon as the *E-Series: How to Beat Your Competition Selling Real Estate to Foreign Buyers*....   [tags: Amazon Kindle, E-book, Real estate]

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The Problem Of The Spanish Language By Max J. Castro, Ph. D, The Future Of

- In the online article by Max J. Castro, Ph. D, The Future of Spanish in the United States, the author effectively use logic and reasoning to explain why the longevity of the Spanish language is possibly threatened in the United States. The article states a lot of statistical information about Spanish as a language in the United States, including that it is predicted to be the largest Spanish speaking country in the world by 2050. Even today Spanish is by far the second most spoken language in America, aside from English....   [tags: Spanish language, United States, German language]

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The Facets and Perspectives in Language Learning

- ... An adult L2 learner will have a distinct accent when learning the new language. According to assigned file to read: Krashen (1982) there are two ways an adult can learn a second language: “adults can (1) ‘acquire’, which is the way children ‘get’ their first language, subconsciously, through informal, implicit learning. Once you have acquired something you’re not always aware you have done it. It just feels natural; it feels as if it has always been there. Quite distinct from acquisition (2) conscious learning....   [tags: aquire, students, accommodations]

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English as a Globalising Language

- Globalization is an inevitable issue in the world, which brings boundaries between the countries much more close. Because of the sophisticated technology, the mobility of local culture, music, knowledge and goods has enhanced. As we want to communicate with the other races of people, we shall use one language to be a bridge. Therefore, the English becomes a globalizing language because of its clear structure and format. Does the globalizing language good or bad for us. I believe that the answer should not be one-sided....   [tags: lingua franca]

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The Power Of Language By Khaled Hosseini

- The Power of Language “He said that if culture is a house, then language was the key to the front door; to all the rooms inside. Without it, he said, you ended up wayward, without a proper home, or a legitimate identity” (Khaled Hosseini). Language is the most intricate part of human communication; the very essence of who we are. Without it, we would not have any way of communicating with those around us. One should never forget that language is not just verbal, but rather, it is a physical as well....   [tags: Communication, Nonverbal communication, Word]

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The Birth Of Language Is The Dawn Of Humanity

- Suzanne K. Langer states that (16) “The birth of language is the dawn of humanity” in her writing of Langer, S. K. (2015). Language and Thought. In Exploring Language (14th ed., pp. 118-122). Northeastern University, U.S.A.: Gary Goshgarian. I agree with her statement whole heartedly for many reasons in which I will explain throughout this writing. Without language and thought we cannot separate ourselves from the most anthropoid of beast, or perhaps even the most primitive of beast. Language allows us to think and not just act and fulfill needs, it allows us to pursue more meaningful things beyond hunting and gathering....   [tags: Cognition, Thought, Malcolm X, Psychology]

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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, Ghana]

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The Importance Of Teaching And A Second Language

- Metacognitve skills are essential to the acquisition of a second language. In this lesson, we will explain how metacognition is used to enhance learning in the classroom. !!!Metacognition You walk into a room. The writing is foreign to you and you don 't understand most of what is being said. Your heart starts to beat faster. Luckily, just before panic sets in and you bolt from the room, __metacognition__ comes to the rescue. Metacognition is a type of reasoning. It helps us evaluate our thinking and use of strategies when we need help understanding....   [tags: Learning, Skill, Education, Word]

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How to Teach a Second Language

- Presently, teaching a second language has been a very important task in most of the countries around the world, especially English as the universal language. Future teachers and even qualified teachers must be in constant preparation and improvement to achieve their goals with second language learners.Becauseof the time, some things you have learnt you forget put them into practice or some important considerations such as to know what can affect your students, or implement appropriate opportunities for learners to practice the language during the class....   [tags: teacher challenges]

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The Internet and the Future of Language

- ... Nevertheless the fact that the Netspeak displays the graphic and visual aspects, it is safe to say that the Netspeak has both speech and writing properties (Crystal 47). In sociolinguistic aspect, the Internet has created so-called a virtual community. It is true that the Internet is wired worldwide and at glance computer-mediated communication (CMC) seems to have overcome the limitations of physical environments, cultural differences and time-zones, but in reality virtual communities are relatively small-scale, restricting its membership based on solidarity and creating their own distinctive dialects....   [tags: communication, audio, visual, conversation]

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Why Students Must Learn a Foreign Langauge

- ... If everyone learned another language then these barriers would not be place. Like for example ‘‘In Montreal, Canada, the method used to teach French to English-speaking children is to start school entirely in French. This method has become the example for many other schools around the world’’ (Snow and Gonzalez 1-2). Being bilingual can also help the fight against Alzheimer’s because Alzheimer’s murder brain cells. How it helps is by stimulating the cells in the brain that are connected with memory....   [tags: billingual, opportunities, alzheimers]

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