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Countries with English as a Second Language

- CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION An introduction is the first point in everything we want to do. In this proposal writing, the first chapter is introduction, which contains Background of the Study, Reason for Choosing the Topic, Statement of the Problem, Objective of the Study, Hypothesis, Limitation of the Problem, Significance of the Study, Definition of Key Terms and Organization of the Research. 1.1 Background of the Study One of language function is as a communication tool. Some countries use English as a second language, for example Malaysia and Singapore....   [tags: writing, communication, schools]

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A Common Language for Everybody

- Humans have constantly struggled to find an effective way to communicate with others. In order to institute trade, communicate with native cultures, and spread ideology, man has created lingua franca. In its essence, a lingua franca is a nonnative tongue used between speakers of dissimilar dialects in order to communicate effectively. Though a lingua franca has been used from ancient history to modern era, recently, the concept of an international lingua franca has become popular; it is a language that could be spoken by the general public, regardless of their financial state or theological standpoint....   [tags: Global Institutions, Cultural Baggage]

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English as a Global Language

- Over the years English inarguably has reached a status of a global language and commonly is characterized as a lingua franca. It has become the language that is spoken by millions of people all over the world; as the mother tongue, as the language used for international communication and as the language learned in the millions of schools. Why has particularly English as a language become a global language. Researching this topic, answers to this question can be found in a global power the British Empire and the USA had during the history, especially since World War II (David Crystal, English as a Global Language, 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, 2003)....   [tags: communication, culture, identity]

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Sociallinguistics: Study of Language and Society

- Chapter One 1.1. Sociolinguistics- dokonczyc I opracować Sociolinguistics study the relationship between language and society. Sociolinguistics is a loose grouping of several related disciplines. It has been in existence for around forty years. As such, the field combines knowledge principally from two fields of study: linguistics and sociology. principles of sociolinguistics ( Wardaugh and Bell) the cumulative principle - as much data as possible about languages in use must be collected the uniformation principle - the basic causes of language change, internal structural influences and external shifts in style, have not changed in recorded history diachronic linguistics - the study of t...   [tags: principle, loanwords, polish]

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Teaching Theories of Language Acquisition

- Understanding the meaning of a word is a key part of communicative ability and is extremely important for both the construction and conception of a foreign language. To learn a word, one needs to know about its general usage and situational limitations, know its original form and the forms that can be derived from it, the networks it can form with other words and, all the meanings of this particular word(Richards 1976 cited in Ghazal, no date). In relation to the importance of vocabulary learning, Pikulski and Templeton suggested that students learning new words will lead to improve listening, speaking, reading and writing vocabularies....   [tags: vocabulary, applications, phones]

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What is a Language Without Variety?

- Over the course of the past 10 to 15 years and, even long before that, the English language has experienced a monumental degree of change. We can attribute much of this change to its gradual globalization and standardization over time. Although many have attributed its globalization primarily to British colonial conquest—even though it may be true in some sense—the English language has established itself also as a Lingua Franca to be used to cross socioeconomic and even cultural boundaries. This has made the language extremely appealing to non-traditional English speakers (i.e....   [tags: Standard American English, Hybrid English]

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Ranks Of Foreign Students On Us Campuses On Rise

- In the article “Ranks of Foreign Students on US Campuses on Rise” by AP Education Writer Justin Pope (2012), he explained the reason of the growth of international student in American universities. In addition, he also included in his writing the positive and negative impacts due to the rising event. Base on the reading, I strongly believe the truth about isolation is happening as the growth is boosting every year and I also think that the tuition cost applied to outsiders is kind of overwhelming....   [tags: Student, International student, University]

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English as a Universal Language

- ... Besides that, English can help youth to communicate easily. If one people can speak English, that means he or she can communicate with over a billion people over the world. He or she can talk or sharing one’s ideas and opinions on Internet. Furthermore, English can increase one's chances of being accepted in the exchange program by improving English. One of the requirements for the program is that people applying should have decent skills in the English language. Therefore, youth should take actions to improve English language before regret....   [tags: goals, motivation, proficiency]

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English as a Global Language

- Having a lingua franca is vital for communicating with people around the globe and would seem ideal, but what costs does it come with. Due to the United States power right now, it seems English is quickly filling this role. “Many would reasonably claim that, in the fields of business, academics, science, computing, education, transportation, politics and entertainment, English is already established as the de facto lingua franca” (Mastin, 2011). Of course with a lot of positivity, comes a lot of controversy....   [tags: Political Power, Homophones]

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What Makes A New Language?

- Nowadays, our community is very ethnically diverse. Many people know more than one language because it is an advantage in many ways. For example, many companies look for employees that know more than a language to attract a wider range of customers. Knowing more than one language is definitely beneficial thus many people are starting to learn a new language. In this digital era, the majority of people use technology daily. YouTube is a very accessible website that is completely free and has so much information from all around the world....   [tags: Learning, Knowledge, Psychology, Play]

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Is It Significant for International Students to Change Their Thinking and Writing in the Academic English Writing Style

- Introduction Since the beginning of the 21st century, studying overseas has increased. For example, the number of the Saudi's students in the UK now is roughly 25 thousand compared to 10 years ago there was about 2000 students. It is a good opportunity to learn many different skills when students study abroad such as IT, research skills and language. International students who are studying in the UK may change their thinking and writing in the English academic style because their writing in their own language is likely to be different from English language....   [tags: foreign students, languages, UK]

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English As A Second Language

- INTRODUCTION The world is globalizing. Many move from one country to another in search of better opportunity of education and job and so on. According to Foderaro, (2011) the population of international scholars who are working in colleges and universities in the United States; as researchers, instructors and professors has rose to 115,000 from 86,000 in 2001. It is the highest of all-time. With this increasing trend in foreign scholar, the number of foreign-born instructors in the U.S. will also rise....   [tags: Education, University, United States]

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English As An Official Language

- For many years, the thought of English being the official language of the United States has come with a little controversy. Some argue that English should be the official language because it is the most dominant language in the world. Some believe by doing so, it would create a stronger unity among the American people. Proponents believe that although the United States is diverse, it may be too much for the American people to juggle multiple languages. Others believe that English shouldn’t be the official language and instead be one of many prominent languages that are widely used in our nation such as Spanish, French, and Chinese....   [tags: Culture]

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Politics and The English Language in George Orwell´s Animal Farm

- ... Another commandment that can be changed into simpler terms is “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."(Orwell 133) This commandment sounds too repetitive and can be changed into something simpler like all animals are equal but others are better than other animals. Squealer gave a speech about the pigs should eat what they are given. "Comrades. He cried...Many of us actually dislike milk and apples. I dislike them myself.... Milk and apples (this has been proved by Science, comrades) contain substances absolutely necessary to the well-being of a pig....   [tags: language, society, active, passive]

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Cherokee Language

- Cherokee: An Endangered Language In the United States, an emphasize in learning the dominant language, English for example, can inevitably put other languages within the country in extinction. In reality, there are many other spoken languages in the United Sates, like those spoken by Native Americans, that are becoming endangered because of the immensity of more used languages. One may ask, what is an endangered language. According to Michael Cahill (Bonvillain), who has studied and researched many different endangered languages around the world, a language is endangered when "it is in fairly eminent danger of dying out." Cahill states two ways to quickly identify when a language is on its...   [tags: Languages]

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Data Manipulation And Manipulation Language

- Data Manipulation Language Data Manipulation refers to data retrieval from the database, data insert into database, modify data of the database and delete data from the database. Since these operations can manipulate data in the database, the language is called as Data Manipulation Language. There are two main types off DMLs. They are as follows: 1. A high-level or procedural DML can be used to specify complex database operations concisely. 2. A low-level or procedural DML must be embedded in a general-purpose programming language....   [tags: SQL, Data modeling, Database]

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Vocabulary in Language Learning

- INTRODUCTION About half a century ago, Sweet (1964) supported that the real intrinsic difficulty of learning a language lies in that of having to master its vocabulary. This claim was made at a time when vocabulary was notably neglected in language learning for a plethora of reasons. Decontextualised vocabulary instruction had been emphasised too much in the classroom during the years of the Grammar Translation Method, so there was a need for a shift of emphasis on the structural component of the language....   [tags: Education]

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Intelligent Tutoring System: A Proposed Approach to Javanese Language Learning in Indonesia

- The Javanese language is becoming endangered, although it is one of compulsory subjects at schools. Students become unmotivated when they learn the language at school because of boring and irrelevant teaching and learning materials. Furthermore, their closest mentors such as teachers, parents and relatives can not provide motivating conditions to learn the Javanese language. In order to preserve the Javanese language through education at schools, Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) is proposed for Javanese language learning....   [tags: education, languages]

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Personal Note On Travel Bloggers And Vloggers Aside From A New Language

- One of the most commonly asked questions we get as travel bloggers and vloggers aside from "Are you married?" Yes, people always question that... is "Damon and Jo, how do you guys learn languages so quickly?" or "How are you so good at speaking different languages?" We need you to hold up a hot second because it is never "easy," nor are we good at it right away. Every language learning process comes with struggles, embarassement, and eventually, just maybe, fluency. Recently I 've been determined to take on Italian....   [tags: Learning, Language, Speech, 2006 singles]

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The Politics of Language and The Language of Politics

- Power and Ideology play a large role in how we perceive situations. Allahar and Cote (1998) discuss that ideologies are emotionally charged beliefs and ideas that mediate between individuals and groups; on the one hand, and social reality on the other had. They serve as mediums to understanding the world (Allahar &Cote 1998). Ideologies are presented to the public through language thus how people begin to accept and tout an ideology is based on the language through which it is presented. Language is a determinant factor in the formation of our perceptions of the world (Collins&Glover 2002)....   [tags: somalia, piracy, somali politics]

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The Genetics of Language

- -ildar- The tabula of human nature was never rasa. W.D. Hamilton Language is defined as the “Communication of thoughts and feelings through a system of arbitrary signals, such as voice sounds, gestures, or written symbols.” Yet this alone cannot sum up the importance and vastness of this magnificent gift human own. Language is one of the most amazing features of human culture and personality; its roots have remained unchanged since the start of civilization. It is the basis of all communication in the world and in it’s best is the most complex form of expression....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Languages Around The World

- There are so many languages around the world, so if someone has a chance to learn more languages, then they should take it. Language is used to communicate with others, but if a person does not know the other person’s language, then that person can’t communicate with them. A person coming from another country to America might forget their native language, if they are only speaking English. A person should practice both languages because that is a part of their identity. It doesn’t matter if some people don’t like the language a person may speak because all that matters is really what you think....   [tags: Spanish language, Dialect, Second language]

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Does A Second Language In Early Life Affect a Native Language?

- Language acquisition is the process whereby children acquire the capacity to identify and comprehend a language either native or a second language. Most children learn a language through observation and listening and from there, they learn to copy what they hear and pronounce it. Many children learn to speak through sounds and vocabulary by imitating what the people around them, speak. Children are exposed to a language and this exposure helps them to be able to interact with the rest of the people....   [tags: PreProduction Stage, Sound Distinctions]

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Should The Language Barrier Be Torn Down?

- The United States of America has always been known as a country of many cultures. These cultures have wide variances in the languages that are spoken within them. For many years, there has been an ongoing debate as to whether or not America should declare English the national language. I do not think that the government should pass a law declaring English as our national language because it would not stop discrimination, it would place limitations on cultures, and people are still able to make their point whether speaking the same language or not....   [tags: discrimination, communication, culture]

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United Kingdom : Criminal Justice And Language

- United Kingdom: Criminal Justice & Language Learning how to speak multiple languages in the criminal justice field can lead towards an officer having the ability to communicate with foreign language speaking people such as Russian, Chinese, and the main leader Spanish. Most individuals really do not know that having foreign language skills important and useful in the criminal justice field because many police agencies such as U.S. Customs, Scotland Yard Task Force, Federal Bureau of Investigations, and the International Police Force use those skills at their disposal....   [tags: Police, Crime, United Kingdom, Criminal justice]

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A Short Note On A Online Language Tutorial

- A1. Branding “Myself” Assignment MRKT610: BRANDING YIXIN ZHANG 1101494 YZ Online Language Tutorial 1. Introduction In recent years, there is a stronger connection between America and China, especially in business. To expand the opportunities of cooperating with overseas companies, many middle-class managers and project managers are started to studying Chinese and English in their part-time, although it is not convenient for them to study after working....   [tags: Brand, Brand management, Brand equity, Branding]

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Using a Student's First Language in Teaching

- 3. USING FIRST LANGUAGE IN TEACHING More than twenty years ago, a study done by Atkinson (1987) raised the debate of the role L1 plays in classrooms. In the light of previous discussions, the teaching system has seen an increasing effort in promoting the use of L1 as a tool to assist foreign language learning and teaching. In order to achieve the highest efficiency, we must understand how and when to integrate the L1 tool into the learning, and teaching process. 3.1 WHEN TO USE L1 IN THE CLASSROOM Before using the learner’s L1 in classrooms, teachers should know the criteria for deciding whether the adoption of L1 will be the best choice....   [tags: efficiency, comprehension, learning]

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Learners Autonomy and Independence in Language Learning

- ... Metacognitive strategies are the processes that allow learners to control their own cognition by planning what they will do, checking how it is going and then evaluating how it went. The last strategies in this category are: affective and social schemes. Affective strategies serve to govern emotions, motivation and attitudes, whereas social categories are actions which learners choose to adopt in order to interact with other learners and with native speakers. Moreover, some learning strategies are separated according to skill areas which include not just open and productive skills, but also vocabulary learning and translation which separate the four skills....   [tags: teaching concepts, communication learning]

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Polari: The Lost Language of Gay Communities

- Lavender linguistics is a branch of linguistic studies that analyses speech in gay communities. One of the most used slangs among gay speech was Polari. Polari was prominent in the 1950’s and 1960’s and was principally used by gay men. These men used Polari to communicate among themselves and exclude heterosexual people from their conversations in a time that homosexuality was illegal. In 2010, the World Oral Literature Project labelled Polari as an endangered language. However, some linguists argue that Polari cannot be labelled a language, as it has not constructed its own grammar nor did it construct a comprehensive vocabulary....   [tags: Lavender Linguistics]

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Contrastive Analysis : A Comparative Study Of A Pair Of Languages

- Contrastive analysis ( CA ) is the systematic study of a pair of languages with a view to identifying their structural differences and similarities between the first language and the target language . Contrastive Analysis was extensively used in the 1960s and early 1970s as a method of explaining why some features of a Target Language were more difficult to acquire than others. Contrastive analysis is concerned with the comparison of two languages for the purpose of translation and foreign language teaching ....   [tags: Linguistics, Language acquisition, Second language]

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A Joint Venture For A Foreign Market

- A Joint Venture When a company decides to enter a foreign market, they must decide on the best mode of entry. There are many modes of entry that a company can choose from and all have their advantages and disadvantages. Different local conditions at different foreign locations require specific entry mode strategies. One entry mode strategy that many companies choose to use is a joint venture. A joint venture involves establishing a firm that is jointly owned by two or more otherwise independent companies (Hill, 2013, p....   [tags: Lantau Island, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort]

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Language and Class: A Glossary of Sociolinguistics by Trudgill

- In order to study the oldest version of language of a country, scientists typically use a NORM to determine what exactly this variant is for a specific location. The NORM is a non-mobile, older, male from the countryside, or a rural area, to fit the acronym. However, the language variants of the NORMs all over a country are definitely not the standard. Great differences in speech can seen in opposing social classes, age groups, living areas and sexes, whereas the Joe Average is just a middle class, city dwelling male and not the answer to all linguistic questions....   [tags: rural communities, NORM, social classes]

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The Politics of Language in the English Translation of Yajnaseni

- Language is the medium through which a text communicates to the society. Or in other words language expresses reality. However it also acts as a manipulative tool, and instrument of control and power: “any language use is a site for power relations” (Venuti, 1998:9). Power can undoubtedly be expressed through ideologies and ideologies are clearly linked to language because its use is the commonest form of behaviour. And over the period of times these ideologies are unquestionably canonized in the form of discourse....   [tags: Yajnaseni Essays]

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English Must be the Official Language in America

- A country’s strength comes solely on the social theory of nationalism, to give loyalty and love for that country even if it means sacrificing ones own life to defend it. Whether its called the homeland, motherland, or holy land, citizens of a country define it, if not, its really just a large mass of land. The United States of America has instituted many rights to its citizens, which were issued in the bill of rights they are the first ten amendments. The first amendment mentions the free exercise clause, freedom of speech and of press, and by interpreting it says that congress cannot make any laws constricting to a established religion or prohibiting the free exercise....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]

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Doing Business in a Foreign Country

- Written communication is expressing oneself clearly, using language with precision, constructing a logical argument, note taking, editing and summarizing, and writing reports.(Spears, R. A. (2001). When doing business with a foreign country such as Brazil, one needs to also factor in the countries political history, religion, and culture of your audience. There are three things that will help with communicating with partners you may have in Brazil or any other foreign country. The first is structure, the way the content is laid out....   [tags: cultural differences]

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Learning A New Language By Carol Dweck

- Learning a new language is something many people struggle with, but there are many ways people could learn a new language. Any foreign learner who is trying to learn a new language should learn to have a growth mindset, accept challenges, and maintain a healthy mindset. Willing to have a positive attitude and accept change will help people achieve any goal set forth. It takes a person who wants to learn have the ability to accept challenges no matter what they might be. Having a growth mindset, giving up is never an option....   [tags: Nervous system, Neuron, Brain, Psychology]

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Bilingual Education Act

- Bilingual education is defined as involving the use of two languages as media of intrusions (May, 2008). It is an educational process that aims to promote and “maintain longer-term student bilingualism and bi-literacy, adding another language to, but not subtracting from the student’s existing language repertoire” (May, 2008, p. 19-20). Simply, bilingual education is the use of more than one language to deliver curriculum content. Bilingual education Act (BEA) was enacted into law in 1968 by President Lyndon B....   [tags: Bilingual Education, languages, foreign]

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Language Attainment May Begin in the Womb

- Neuronal plasticity found in infants, and the learning process has been of keen interest to neurobiologists for some time. How does the brain develop and attain the skills we need as one grows is fascinating. It is commonly understood that a crying infant can only be consoled by his/her mother, and is able to recognize her voice over the voice of a stranger. A number of studies have also been done on the distinct reaction of infants to sounds of their own language versus a foreign language, familiar melodies or fragments of stories they may have heard repeatedly during the fetus stage (Partanen et....   [tags: Fetus Development, Development]

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The Foreign Legion By Clarice Lispector

- The narrator of 'The Foreign Legion ' states that 'Ofelia 's stuggle came ever closer and then inside me, as if that creature, who had been endowed with most extraordinary strength, were drinking from my weakness '. What is Ofelia 's struggle. In Clarice Lispector 's short story The Foreign Legion, images of birth and motherhood are repeatedly contrasted with those of imprisonment and helplessness. The latter of those are linked to a mother 's responsibility for others, keeping her from acting on her own desires and effectively trapping her in her role....   [tags: Mother, Family, Pregnancy, Father]

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Factors Of Expanding Into Foreign Markets

- Important Factors to Consider When Expanding into Foreign Markets Going Global Taking a business global is a complicated process. Before deciding to expand a business into foreign markets, significant research and planning must be conducted. It is important to consider several factors involving cultural, legal, lingual, and technological differences within the foreign region (Delaney, 2004). Once careful examination of these factors has taken place, a company can then expand internationally. With thorough planning, it is possible to avoid damaging misunderstandings and miscommunications stemmed from cultural differences....   [tags: Marketing, Marketing research, Sociology]

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Racism Is Not Entirely A Foreign Concept

- As a person who was raised around Burlington, Vermont I had never experienced alarming racism first-hand. Although, it is nearly impossible to say that an entire small city has eradicated racist from its population, I think Burlington is pretty close. I feel a sense of acceptance and open-mindedness throughout the entire city. A general thought that people are people, despite their sexual orientation, race, gender, or any other external identity. Racism was not entirely a foreign concept to me though....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, United States, AmeriCorps]

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The United States Foreign Policy

- As globalization is happening rapidly, the US foreign policy is important in acting as laws or actions, leading how the US should establish its base for international interactions with the rest of the world. The US foreign policy is different from its domestic policy. Domestic policy is the nation’s plan emphasizing on different affairs that has impacts on people within the nation’s borders, such as health care, social welfare, and education. The main goal of the US domestic policy is to assist and protect people within the US....   [tags: United States, World War II]

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Effects Of War On Foreign Aid

- The Effects of War and Peace on Foreign Aid Wars and conflicts are two big issues that we can endure in the world, they are the cause that destroy development, when wars and conflicts are increasing, they lead a sharp that rise the humanitarian aids requiring the meet important needs of people who have been affected by the wars and conflicts. Here are some of the aids they get, that needed in the affected area such as water, food, shelter, and medical supplies, school, and more. The organizations of humanitarians can either meet the needs direct, or support the local services, that are engaging to similar work....   [tags: Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Tutsi]

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The Foreign Exchange Market

- 1.0 Introduction to Foreign Exchange Market There is one thing that differentiates the international business with the domestic business where it uses more than one currency in the commercial transaction. For example, if a company from British purchases some goods from a company from US, the international transaction will require for exchanging pounds and U.S. dollars which involve the foreign exchange market. In the foreign exchange market, any country that wish to do business with foreign country, the country need to convert their domestic currency into the foreign currency that they are wish to cooperate with through foreign exchange....   [tags: international business]

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Language of Opportunity

- Language of Opportunity The guarantee of opportunity of the immigrant community of the United States and the assimilation and unity of the population depend upon English becoming the official language of the United States by Constitutional Amendment. Our educational as well as our social system is put under serious financial strain by the over application of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 under the pretense of non-discrimination. Immigrants are being provided a false sense of security by not being encouraged to learn English, which would yield far greater advancement opportunities in employment....   [tags: Papers]

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Gesture as a Mediating Factor in Speech and Sign Language Storytelling

- Gesture as a Mediating Factor in Speech and Sign Language Storytelling There are many hearing individuals who do not know sign language but move their hands when speaking. Chances are these people would have a hard time telling the same story if asked not to use their hands. Additionally, the story told without the assistance of gesture would likely seem lackluster by comparison. The question becomes, to what degree is gesture an integral part of effective storytelling and how much does it add to the complexity and richness of a story....   [tags: Language Education Teaching]

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Save On Translation Of Your Marketing Material And Not Sacrifice The Quality Of The Foreign Buyers

- 10. How to Save on Translating for the Foreign Buyers How to save on translation of your marketing material and do not sacrifice the quality of the translated texts at the same time of course. We have talked about choosing a translation vendor in general and a translator in particular, and have come to the conclusion that it would be not wise to choose just the cheapest language provider. The cost is important, but the quality is the first priority. Look at your marketing texts and try to cut off some parts that might be not of any interest for your foreign buyers....   [tags: Translation, Source text, Machine translation]

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Bilingualism: The Key to Personal and National Progress

- Since the conception of the United States there has been no official national language, however, English has long been the formal language of choice in America. It is used in nearly all forms of communication both internally and internationally from politics, science, marketing and any other discipline one can think of. The United States has an overwhelming focus on integrating its citizens into speaking English, but a minimal amount of effort is placed on educated any other languages. In most states second language classes are required for only two semesters in high school, and the languages offered in high school and typically limited to Spanish and French....   [tags: Language ]

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Latin America Foreign Policy

- Latin America cannot be categorized as one homogenous block. In spite of sharing multiple aspects—culture, language, and history—there is not a single standard culture that distinguishes the region. One aspect of Latin American culture, regarding foreign policy, is a prevalent respect for the norm of sovereignty and non-intervention. There exists a strong disposition to follow international law as a means to prevent war or at the very least ward-off potential intervention by extraregional powers....   [tags: sovereignty, international politics, Utis Possidet]

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The effectiveness of the Non Native Speaking Teacher

- Introduction With the number of English users around the word reaching a probable 2 billion (Crystal 2003), it can be confidently stated that the English language has achieved the status of the world’s lingua franca (Wardhaugh, 2006). The increase in the use of the language has led to an increase in the demand for English language courses (Nunan 2003). Therefore, this has also led to an increase in the demand for English language teachers. These teachers can be both Native Speaking Teachers (NST) and Non-Native Speaking Teachers (NNST)....   [tags: Language]

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U.S. Foreign Policy Position

- The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 (9/11), changed the strategic landscape of U.S. foreign policy. Post 9/11 the Federal Government rightfully took steps to defend the nation from further attacks, and in doing so discussed further steps to expand and coordinate the powers of the governmental branches. When writing the U.S. Constitution, the Founding Fathers created an intentionally flexible framework that allows for expansion of powers within the Federal Government, however they clearly established a separation of powers that should not be circumvented through inter-branch coordination....   [tags: Expansion of Federal Power]

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Domestic and Foreign Comedies

- Title g Domestic and Foreign Comedies The most successful movies worldwide are comedies. Comedies are able to bring together many cultures together and have them agree on one thing – and that it being entertained. In the United States, comedy developed from the early slapstick, into screwball comedies, to dark comedies and finally social satires. Foreign films take everyday societal problems, or quirks and makes them into brilliant comedic performances. The quirkier the characters, there will a more favorable response from the audience....   [tags: Entertainment ]

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Grand Strategy : An Intellectual Architecture Of State 's Foreign Policy

- Grand strategy is an intellectual architecture of state’s foreign policy. There is an ongoing debate on the relevance of the notion of grand strategy. On the one hand, it should be reasonable for all the states to conduct their foreign policies with a clear and functioning grand strategy. On the other hand, there is a belief that countries cannot craft (construct, create, design) grand strategies because it is too complicated, expensive and hardly achievable. In my essay, I will argue that superpowers should always have a grand strategy in order to manage their foreign policies, but small and less powerful countries do not have a capability to create grand strategies for themselves....   [tags: United States, Cold War, Military]

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Japan and Foreign Influence

- Throughout the course of East Asian history, Japan has been largely influenced by the Asian mainland. From ancient times to the medieval period, significant contributions to Japan can be seen coming from both Korea and China. Both of these countries diffused elements of their cultures to form the basis of Japanese society – namely China. These foreigners would influence various aspects of society including technology, philosophy, politics, and religion. The first instance of foreign influence in Japan is documented as the Yayoi revolution....   [tags: Japan]

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Foreign Investing in Zimbabwe

- The strength of a country’s economy relies on many characteristics including culture, geography, political environment, population, economic environment, economic freedom, and investment potential. Like every word works together to build a story, every characteristic helps to form either a stable or unstable economy. Zimbabwe is a country where instability can be viewed throughout all of these characteristics. The first characteristic under analysis is culture. Zimbabwe is a very culturally diverse place both religiously and in its population....   [tags: culturally diverse place, christians]

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The Benefits of Multilingualism in a Globalized Society

- With the Internet now ubiquitous, making it as easy to talk to someone on another continent as if they were your neighbor, coupled with the accessibility of global travel, it is now more beneficial than ever to know more than one language. However, United States citizens are mainly monolingual English speakers. In today’s globalized society, multilingualism is essential in keeping the pace on the world stage, and the United States should seriously consider taking action to encourage it. There are many benefits that a multilingual individual enjoys....   [tags: Language ]

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The Benefits of Being Bilingual

- A new graduate from college walks into a job interview with a business degree. His potential as a worker is evidently high and the people sitting across the desk from him know that he is a highly intelligent individual, maybe even the smartest one they will interview today. This young graduate could do wonders for their business with his youth and energy. He is asked what seems like a million questions when finally he only has to answer one more question. They want to know if he can speak any second language....   [tags: Language]

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Chinua Achebe and the Language of the Colonizer

- Chinua Achebe and the Language of the Colonizer A powerful instrument of control used by the colonizing powers is the instrument of language. Language forms a huge part of the culture of a people - it is through their language that they express their folk tales, myths, proverbs, history. For this reason, the imperial powers invariably attempted to stamp out native languages and replace them with their own. As Ashcroft, Griffiths and Tiffin point out, there are two possible responses to this control - rejection or subversion....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Total Physical Response Method and Spanish

- Total Physical Response Method and Spanish Teaching strategies of a foreign language class have evolved from a long history of useless methods that do not fulfill the goal of language acquisition. The main goal of a foreign language class in terms of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards is that the students be able to communicate using the foreign language. Communication refers to the student’s ability to converse with a native speaker of the language that has been studied. In the past, it was assumed that students must first learn the rules of grammar and then use those rules to construct sentences and communicate, but there have been several linguistic theories that have refuted this...   [tags: Foreign Languages Education Essays]

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Mauritius: Foreign Relations

- Mauritius, an island off the coast of Africa with a diverse background and rich history, is often deemed to possess one of the developing world’s most successful democracies. One may of heard of this country from a scientific stand point, as it was home to From the settling of the Dutch and the British to the shift of trade patterns in recent years, Mauritius has proved itself as one of the most prosperous economies in Africa through its well managed governmental actions concerning not only environmental issues, but foreign policy as well (BBC)....   [tags: Success, Democracy, Government]

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Speak The Language: A Global Analysis

- Speak the Language: A Global Analysis "Globalization and immigration have transformed today's business world. Many organizations are looking for solutions to improve communication between the established corporate culture and the new multicultural workforce" (Cross Cultural Consulting and Training, para. 1). Since its beginnings in 1986, Speak the Language focused mainly on foreign companies operating in the United States. Since then the company has seen a sore need for language and culture assimilation services outside the U.S....   [tags: India Business Analysis Culture]

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Canadian writing and the language of the colonizer

- Canadian writing and the language of the colonizer During the latter part of the twentieth century, Canadian writers have looked at the effects of colonialism on the original native population. The culture of the indigenous peoples and the oral tradition used, was for a long time on the verge of being eradicated, as the enforced language of the colonizer became the accepted norm. As many contemporary authors believe that they have been marginalized, they argue that they are similar to the tribal inhabitants, becoming “...spectators, not elements in what goes on” (Weibe, Rudy....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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English as a Second Language

- English as a Second Language The field of work I have chosen requires allot of talking this is because I am going to be an ESL ( English as a Second Language) instructor. I believe that by me going into that field I will help give students a chance to expand their learning skills and help them get through the rest of their life with a good standing of themselves. Many schools are in great need of people in the field of this type of education. They are faced with a language challenge because most of the students who are from foreign countries do not speak English at all....   [tags: Papers]

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Definition of the English Language

- Definition of the English Language The many varieties of dialects and accents of the English language make it difficult to put together one exact definition of what the English language is when looked upon as one unified language. One has to look at the evolutionary development of the language. It is therefore necessary to consider the historical events to grasp the coherence of the present situation regarding the English speaking nations of the world. The history of the English language is of significance because English is spoken more frequently than any other language except Chinese, (1)....   [tags: Papers English Linguistics Essays]

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Bruner and Wittgenstein: Language Learning

- Bruner and Wittgenstein: Language Learning A crucial phase in the child's development comes with its acquisition of language, but before we can engage in any pedagogical efforts to further infant development or to aid atypical cases, we need to understand methodologically what occurs during language learning. Jerome Bruner, in a methodological adaptation of Ludwig Wittgenstein's middle and later work in an extension of Noam Chomsky's LAD, has put forth one influential proposal (Bruner 1983). Ludwig Wittgenstein's own remarks on the topic also furnish an interesting story independent of Bruner's selective use of his corpus, especially insofar as his approach results in an irreducible riddle...   [tags: Psychology Children Communication Papers]

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Tailoring an English Language Classroom

- I. Is there a need for tailoring an English language classroom. II. Possible ways of finding a fit between teaching and learning styles A. Studying the group; B. Diversity; C. Flexibility. III. Harmony in the classroom -- good rapport and high achievements. I like the idea of tailoring an English language classroom immensely. It reminds me of a real tailor who takes measurements and takes into account all the peculiarities of a person's figure and even character to make a suit fit the person....   [tags: Education]

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Language, Culture and Globalization

- All businesses are being affected in one way or another by globalization and by the rapid advance of technology, especially in the area of communications. Some businesses are trying to expand their markets to gain advantage of such process; however, the use of English by entrepreneurs from the United States as the only language to communicate with stakeholders is taken as a ethnocentric attitude throughout the world. English has become one of the most important languages, but, most of the time its use is limited to politics, international trade or international relations....   [tags: Outsourcing, Offshoring, Free Trade]

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What is Language?

- What is language. Language is the basic and indispensable thing in human’s life. Language is a bridge of communication between people, country or world. Language is also linked with the countries culture. In the world, there are many kinds of language can use to communicate. Language can use to make self expression or understanding other people. Language is processed in many different locations in the human brain, but especially in Broca's and Wernicke's areas. Children generally speak fluently when they are approximately three years old....   [tags: communication, body, Chinese]

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Samoan Language

- Samoan is a rich language that remains the principal language of the people of Samoa. The Samoan language is exquisite and quite easy to learn and is similar to other languages in the pacific region. “Samoan is a branch of the Austronesian Language, formerly called Malayo-Polynesian language, one of the word’s largest language families, both in terms of numbers of languages-more than 700-and geographic spread-covering islands and some mainland areas from Madagascar in the west to Easter Island and Hawaii in the east” (Amerika Samoa)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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A Case Study of the English Language Center

- A Case Study of the English Language Center Three blocks away from the hustle of Market Street, the main thoroughfare of Drexel University's campus, an unassuming building nestles in a quiet neighborhood. The street, lined with narrow sidewalks and trees, gives one a feeling of coziness and safety. Other than the faint sounds of city traffic, tranquility presides over this neighborhood scene. At 229 North 33rd Street stands a long, rectangular, light-colored brick building two stories high....   [tags: Research Papers]

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Written Language as Being Superior to Speech

- Written Language as Being Superior to Speech English language has two main features; it can be presented in a written form or in the form of speech. Hence, the debate on the topic of which form of language is more significant than the other is becoming greater as time is passing. This is because more and more new technology is being created by the day to help people who are unable to speak or others who are unable to write. And, the use of these proves they can lead a normal life without the feature of English which they are incapable of using....   [tags: Papers]

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Essay on Nonsense Language in Carroll's Jabberwocky

- The Importance of Nonsense Language and Sounds in Carroll's Jabberwocky     "Wn a bby fst ts 2 kmnikt the wrds snd gibberish. " No one knows what the baby is trying to say. The poem, "Jabberwocky," written by Lewis Carroll, uses meaningless speech to either frustrate or amuse the reader. When trying to pronounce the nonsense words in the poem, the sounds of the words come out as gibberish. The sounds are the important element of the poem. Often, people like to hear poets read in languages they cannot understand....   [tags: Carroll Jabberwocky Essays]

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On the Road Essay: The Motif of Inadequacy of the Language

- The Motif of Inadequacy of the Language in On the Road       Henry Glass, a kid fresh out of a penitentiary in Indiana who takes a bus to Denver with Sal Paradise, tells him about his brush with the Bible in jail, and then explains the dangers of the phenomenon of signification (I firmly believe that Kerouac intended no deconstructionist subtext in the passage; nor is it likely to be an neo-Marxist attempt to explicate the class conflict between the signifiers and the signified): Anybody that's leaving jail soon and starts talking about his release date is 'signifying' to the other fellas that have to stay....   [tags: On The Road essays]

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Students with Special Needs in the Language Classroom

- Students with Special Needs in the Language Classroom Students that show the need for special education are those who have more difficulties that the rest of the students in understanding curriculum that is at their age level. Reasons for the difficulties could be the result of a series of internal causes or the result of an inadequate educational approach. To overcome these deficiencies, the student needs a series of conditions that offer special adaptations to ordinary curriculum, such as including a list of specific resources that the students can use that differ than those which the school offers on a daily basis....   [tags: Economics]

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Foreign and Drug Policy

- Foreign and Drug Policy In examining the transitions in US government policy related to drug abuse and trafficking, historians are consistently confronted with the difficult task of analyzing the different motivations for variations in strategy from the Nixon administration to the present. In this specific case, our investigation centers upon the interplay of United States foreign policy in Latin America in the 1980’s (pursued mostly by the CIA) and the broad campaign against drugs both at home and abroad....   [tags: American Government Politics Essays]

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Linguistic Theories

- In the past, the study of grammar has been investigated for centuries, it was also significantly role in language teaching and learning. The reasons for teaching and learning are different in each period. In some eras, a major aim of teaching and learning was making learners to be able to communicate. In others, it was essentially taught for the purposes of reading and writing. For these reasons, the studies of two linguistic theories, the traditional grammar and the structuralism were created....   [tags: Language]

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Multimedia Glosses

- Many researchers believe language development to be the most important part of learning a second language (Knight, 1994). Also, a majority of students studying a foreign language and their teachers mention vocabulary as their number one priority (Knight, 1994). Language educators believe that foreign language learners need to increase their vocabulary and develop strategies for coping with new words (Harley, 1996). Usually, these strategies include the use of dictionaries and glosses inserted into some language textbooks....   [tags: Language ]

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Bilingual Education

- When visiting just about any school across America, students who attend come from all over the globe. This raises the question across America about bilingual education. This can create many challenges in and out of the classroom. The classroom should be a safe place for all students regardless of what native language they speak. In the essay Lost in translation written by Eva Hoffman, describes a foreign student who tries hard to fit in. Instead, Eva begins to feel angry, hurt and confused because people laugh at her....   [tags: Language ]

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- Languages i'm torn/rejecting outfits offered me/regretting things i've worn -Ani Difranco, "Pale Purple" Bilingual people make me feel guilty. I read somewhere that in Sweden as well as many Asian countries schoolchildren are required to learn two languages at the very least, one of them English. I feel proud as a speaker of excellent English. This is in part because the United States is such a powerful entity (the "dominating world power"), but I don't want to think about that. However, when I spent time in Brazil with my Portuguese-speaking native mother, I was a gringa; my English forming gravel in the mouth, harsh and jarring against the smooth samba-based rhythms of Portuguese....   [tags: Personal Narrative Foreign Papers]

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AngloSaxon Language

- AngloSaxon Language Nearly all knowledge of the English language before the seventh century is hypothetical. Most of this knowledge is based on later English documents and earlier documents in related languages (3). The English language of today represents many centuries of development. As a continuous process, the development of the English language began in England around the year 449 with the arrival of several Germanic tribes including: the Angles, the Saxons, and the Jutes (1, p.49)....   [tags: essays papers]

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