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  • Academic Excellence In Dual Language Programs
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    In the United States, more and more students are learning and achieving academic excellence in dual language programs. These two-way bilingual programs integrate students who were raised speaking different languages to promote and provide learning and language development in two languages (Christian). Even though Spanish is currently the most common language used in these programs, Cantonese, Korean, Japanese, Navajo, Russian, Portuguese, and French, are also used (Eric Digest.) To be able to se...
  • Subject Matter Instruction In The Second Language
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    Bilingual Education: Arguments For and (Bogus) Arguments Against by Stephen Krashen University of Southern California Georgetown University Roundtable on Languages and Linguistics May 6, 1999 Introduction It is helpful to distinguish two goals of bilingual education. The first is the development of academic English and school success, and the second is the development of the heritage language. Good bilingual education programs achieve both goals, but my focus in this report is on the first. Conf...
  • Times French And English
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    This essay will be about the prohibition of English words in France by law. It is quiet a big problem to forbid words only because the government is afraid that it's own language could die. The spread of English all over the world and it's position as global language can t be stopped or disputed and that is why I think that it is irresponsible to outlaw English words. In one or two decades English will be spoken everywhere and nobody will be able to communicate without using English. That is whe...
  • Reading English Language Arts Assessment
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    race Allen of the comedy team of Burns and Allen was once asked how one should speak French. She replied, "Well, you speak it the same way you speak English; you just use different words". When trying to assist in instructing English language learners, they usually have many concepts and language abilities that they need to master, as do the teachers that are trying to teach them. With the incorporation of the concepts and approaches to identify and assess the issues and concerns that we have le...
  • English Their Official Language
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    Good Morning Recently the United States Congress has been debating whether or not to declare that English is the national language of the United States and that all instruction in public schools is in English. There is no question what the language of this country is, it is irrefutably English, it was the language of our Founding Fathers and the language that the Declaration of Independence was written in, as well as the United States Constitution. I resolutely believe that the United States Con...
  • Native And English Languages
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    The divergence of local culture is apt to occur. With this enculturation a new language or dialect of language often is born. This paper will discuss the factors which cause language to change. It will focus on the development of "New-Englishes". What are "New-Englishes"? They develop from areas, which have been in contact with an English-speaking colony the process involves five main steps Foundation, Exo normative Stabilization, Nativization, Endo normative Stabilization, and finally different...
  • Official Languages By The South
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    When it comes to linguistics, South Africa is like a melting pot of languages. In total, South Africa has eleven major languages coming from both Africa and Europe. The major languages used are Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Pedi, Sesotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu. In order to understand how each of these languages arrived in South Africa, we must first look at the history of people living in the country. The first identified language spoken in the South Africa was Khoisan. Thi...
  • Country With Two Official Languages
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    Praise of a Bilingual Country In the essay English as Second Language, English as First Love, Stephen Baker, the author, suggests that the United States should adopt English as its official language. He does not like the idea of the United States not having an official language, and does not want the United States to become bilingual. He argues, that English is the best language, and is the only choice for an official language of the United States of America. It is this writer's opinion, that it...
  • Politics And The English Language
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    In this Essay, I will present the Life and the works of George Orwell who offers a portrait of a political writer whose major themes are man and his state, surely among the most significant issues of the 20th century experience. The most important thing to know before the beginning of this Essay is that Orwell identified himself as a democratic Socialist and a "political animal", deeply involved in the crises and movement of his day. In order to illustrate George Orwell as a political writer, we...
  • English Language
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    Virginia Radford English 11 Ms. Wood 17 May 2000 Multilingualism Imagine finding yourself in a strange place where no one speaks your language or understands you and you cannot find anyone to help you. This is a very possible scenario in a world of so many tongues and cultures. Because international travel and communication via the internet are becoming more and more common, the chances of needing language proficiency are growing. Resistance and closed mindedness of some groups have prevented th...
  • Non Native Speakers Use English
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    Introduction The worldwide growing interest in English stresses the need for a new approach to English language teaching. This new orientation is called English as an International Language (EIL). Basic to this approach is the realization of the world's exceptional condition in terms of human relations, made possible by improvements in communication technology. As a result, English as an international language and several other names with relatively similar conceptual frameworks have been propos...
  • English Language
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    "English is Everyone's Second Language". English is, to date, the world's most influential language. Over one thousand million people throughout the world speak at least some. English is used as a common tongue, uniting speakers of different languages. It is used in governments and means of travel worldwide. A fantastic amount of media such as books, newspapers, television and movies from across the world are all in the English language. As is a great amount of music. Especially important in thi...
  • African Pidgin English
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    The history of Black English in the United States is complex and even today only partly understood. Black English is also referred to as Black language, African American Vernacular English, Black English Vernacular or Vernacular Black English, Ebonics, African American English, "the language of soul", and "the shuffling speech of slavery". There has been much controversy over the history of Black English and how it came about. Many linguists trace the development of Black English back to the tim...
  • One Language System In America
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    America has always been a very diverse country. There are different people, from different countries, and they bring different languages with them. There are people from European countries, South American countries, Asian countries, and many more. With these people and their different backgrounds, they all do not speak the same language. Some of these people do not even speak English, which is the main language used in America, but not the official language. Instead, foreign people bring their l...
  • Use Of The English Language
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    With reference to your personal experience as a speaker of two languages, support the above statement. While it is the case that speakers of a single language control various styles and levels of the language, it is very common that people develop some knowledge and ability in a second language and so become a bilingual. A bilingual is a person who has some functional ability in a second language. In fact, a bilingual individual provides rich field for sociolinguistic study. The way a second lan...
  • Your Own Version Of The English Language
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    The English language is the language spoken by an estimated 300 million people as a first language in the UK, Ireland, the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It has official status in over fifty countries, notably in sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia, and is the most widely used second language in the world. Germanic speakers began settling in England from northern Germany and southern Denmark from about AD 450, and Viking invasions in the 9th century added a Scandinavian element to the...
  • Extreme Examples To Yens Care The English
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    Dear Editor, I am writing to comment on the article! yen The Mother Tongue! | by Bill Bryson. In his article Bryson suggested that English has a flexibility that sets it apart from other languages and it is the most concise language. These make English is fast becoming world language. As a non English native speaker, who is also not so familiar with other languages that he has mentioned in the article, I am quite convinced by the examples that he gave. It is also very true that English is a comm...
  • One Disadvantage Of Standard English
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    The Who, What, and How of Standard English What is Standard English? It is the variety of English that is generally acknowledged as the model for the speech and writing of educated speakers. People who speak Standard English are often understood by people who speak different dialects. In recent years, however, the term has more often been used to distinguish the speech and writing of middle-class educated speakers' from the speech of other groups who use non-standard English. One example of nons...
  • English The Official Language In Order
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    In the beginning, this country w pot. Many different people, from many different countries, of many differ as a melting ent ethnic groups, speaking in many different tongues came to America. English arose as the predominant language of the United States. Over time, people realized the importance of staying in touch with their cultural backgrounds, including the language of their native countries. The main problem presented now lies in communication and interaction with each other. It is obvious ...
  • English As A Second Language
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    Bilingual Education Bilingual Education Bilingual Education Essay, Research Paper Bilingual Education is the teaching of two languages. This would also be the ability to speak two languages. During the 1920's testing among various groups of people began. These tests were conducted in poor testing conditions, overcrowded rooms, poor lighting, and large rooms with poor audibility. Many immigrants were categorized as "simpletons' for receiving zeros on the test because they were unable to speak Eng...

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