• The Need For An Official Language
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    The Need for an Official Language Language is the most important media in human communication. It makes it much easier to exchange ideas. Imagine if everyone in this society spoke his own language. What would our society looks like? Probably not as prosperous as what we are now because business is very difficult to do due to the fact that all documents have to be printed in different languages. Our whole society would be split up because there is no communication between each other. The fact tha...
  • Bilingual Edu Education Students English
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    Benefits of Bilingual Education David HostermanThe issue of bilingual education is a very controversial issue and many people have different views concerning this subject. 'Bilingual education began in 1968 as a small, $7. 5 million federal program to help Mexican-American students, half of whom could not speak English well when they entered first grade' (Chavez 23). In addition, it began 23 years ago as a historic order for busing students to schools to achieve racial integration. One would be...
  • Silence American School
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    Silence (Maxine Hong Kingston) In Maxine Hong Kingston's autobiographical piece "Silence", she describes her inability to speak English when she was in grade school. Kindergarten was the birthplace of her silence because she was a Chinese girl attending an American school. She was very embarrassed of her inability, and when moments came up where she had to speak, "self-disgust" filled her day because of that squeaky voice she possessed (422). Kingston notes that she never talked to anyone at sch...
  • Learning Language English Mother Amy
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    People will face a lot of difficulty, when they learn a language that is not his first language. One of the big obstacles is that there is a culture gap that makes the language is even more difficult to learn. The essays Hunger of memory and Mother Tongue contain good and bad examples on how to learn a new language. In the process of learning English, I admire the article Mother Tongue rather then the article Hunger of Memory because it gives me a new insight, and it teaches me a good attitude. ...
  • Immigration Ethnic Group
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    I am from an ethnicity and culture that is in the forefront of many political topics in this region today. I am Mexican. When this word comes up most people seem to think of illegal immigrants crossing the border. This thought can bring up much resentment and contempt from certain groups, and along with this comes prejudice and discrimination. However, before I jump ahead of myself I would like to discuss the physical and cultural differences between my people- Mexicans and the U. S. majority- ...
  • Bilingual Education English Speak Language
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    Bilingual education was first initiated in 1968. It was a new means to educate the children who spoke a minority language. thirty-one years later the same problems exist for those children who speak a language other then English. The experiment of Bilingual education has been a failure and now it's time to move on. The first English only initiatives were brought forth in 1981 by newly elected president Reagan. Since then the conflict over Bilingual education has drove on. Currently twenty-three...
  • The Imoirtannce And Difficulty Of Teaching English
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    The Importance and Difficulty of Teaching EnglishByJeffrey Dobson Period 36/1/00 Part 1: The Importance of English "In the world were over seven thousand languages have, one language had become dominate. This dominant language is English."In the majority of countries throughout the world speak English as their second or first language, no longer just America or England." English has taken many forms, American English, the Queen's English, Australian, Canadian English, and several others. Even Am...
  • Native American Irish Americans Boundaries
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    Many people would agree that the Irish have been successful in assimilating into American culture and the Native American has been unsuccessful. There have been many boundaries that both groups have encountered but they are more of a hardship for the Native American. These include Racial and Cultural boundaries, Personal boundaries, Sociological boundaries, Political and Economic boundaries, and Geographical boundaries. Racial and Cultural boundaries are probably the hardest obstacle that Native...
  • Bilingual Educations English Education Speak
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    Chris Watkins March 12, 2003 English 1302 Tuesday/Thursday 9: 30-11: 00 Bilingual Education There is a great deal of controversy in regard to bilingual education. Some individuals are for bilingual education and some are against bilingual education. Richard Rodriguez is against bilingual education. Many individuals like to argue that bilingual education is best for a non-English speaking student. Bilingual education could possibly be the worst thing for a non-English speaking person. Bilingual ...
  • Bilingual Education English Language Hayakawa
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    Should, English be the only language? That is a question that is argued over frequently, especially in the United States. Hayakawa supports that English being declared our official language can do no harm, stating this, "While it is certainly true that our love of freedom and our devotion to democratic principles help to unite and give us a mutual purpose, it is English, our common language, that enables us to discuss our views and allows us to maintain a well informed electorate... ." (Hayakawa...
  • Official Language English America People
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    America And The English Language Essay, Research America And The English Language America and the English Language To what degree do the words you use define the person you are? This is a central question in the hotly debated issue of making English the official language of the United States. If English did become the official language, the rights of people who do not speak English would be violated and the nation would be further segregated. Just as schools were segregated in our past, this aga...