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  • Official Languages Of Canada
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    Bilingualism What is Bilingualism Bilingualism is the ability to fluently speak or write two languages. Canada is a bilingual country that has English and French, as it's two official languages. Canada has an Official Languages Act, which was passed in 1969 by Minister of Justice Pierre Elliott Trudeau. The Official Languages Act declares French and English to both be the official languages of Canada and it guarantees all Canadians the right to communicate with national government in either Fren...
  • Spanish
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    Spanish As a Second LangugeIn recent years, the total population of Spanish speakers in the US has doubled. According to Census 2001 of the estimated 284 million residents in the USA, 36 million are of Hispanic origin, Five million more than the entire population of Canada. In 1960 people of Hispanic origin only equaled 6% of the US population. Since increased to 13%. 332 million people in the world speak Spanish. Second to Chinese Mandarin: 885 million. The continual growth of the Hispanic popu...
  • Official Language Of The U.S. English
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    There is currently a movement taking place to split the United States into a bilingual society. Many Hispanic political leaders are pressing for bilingual education which could possibly mean that English and Spanish will become the official U.S. languages (Hayakawa 72). The bilingual education program seeks to permit non-English speaking children to use their native language instead of English in school systems (Rodriguez 98). This program will put foreign languages in competition with our nativ...
  • Second Part Of The Weakness
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    Everyone has special qualities about themselves. The better a person knows himself or herself, the better they can assess the areas that require additional personal development. These areas can be divided into specific traits called strengths and weaknesses. In this paper, I will discuss some of my personal strengths and weaknesses; I will also include my plans for improvement and actions I have taken thought out the years to overcome my weaknesses through my strengths. Speaking front an audienc...
  • Krashen's Theory Of Second Language Acquisition
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    Stephen Krashen is an expert in the field of linguistics, specializing in theories of language acquisition and development. Much of his recent research has involved the study of non-English and bilingual language acquisition. During the past 20 years, he has published well over 100 books and articles and has been invited to deliver over 300 lectures at universities throughout the United States and Canada. He works today for the University of Southern California. Krashen is well known for his fam...
  • Learning A Second Language With Visual Aids
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    Introduction. Learning is defined as a deliberate, conscious attempt to master a language and it is usually related to second language. When we learn a second language, we learn it consciously, formally and in natural environment. The term of second language is refers to mean a language that is learned after the first language is established. The term second language may refers to our third, fourth or fifth language. Second language learning may be begun at any age, but the nature of learning wi...

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