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  • English As The 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...
  • Rodriguez Comfort And A Feeling Of Safety
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    The universal 'growing pains'; that all children experience in one form or another are easily recognized in Richard Rodriguez's autobiographical excerpt from Hunger of Memory. Rodriguez's childhood was particularly unique given the fact that while he was born and raised in the United States, he was strongly influenced in the ethnic environment of a Spanish family. Although the reader is introduced to only a short excerpt from the autobiography, he learns a great deal about Rodriguez's family and...
  • Television Everyday In English
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    Every person in life must go through changes in their lifetime. Some are drastic changes and some are minor changes, but either way, a person must learn to cope with all of sorts of them. Change can take the best out of someone or it can bring the worst out in someone, for example, going to a new school, getting a new haircut, anything can make a difference in a persons life. In my situation, the most enormous change must have been coming to the United States with my family and trying to adjust ...
  • Silence In Maxine Hong Kingston's Autobiographical Piece
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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...
  • 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...
  • Standard English And Black English
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    June Jordan is a profound writer and spokesperson for Black Americans. Her views on the dialect called Black English, however, are quite arrogant and egotistical. Granted, the acknowledgment of other dialects in the United States is beneficial. Her views that it should be taught as separate English and possibly recognized as another standard English language, is far too impractical and selfish. Much like white teenagers have their own jargon, Black English is just another informal way of communi...
  • My Vocabulary And English Skills
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    People say that parents are teachers of good and bad English. People also judge people on how they speak, whether the language is incorrect or just simply inappropriate. I think I had the best of both worlds with my parents. First of all, my mother is very articulate and has a very large vocabulary. Ever since I can remember she was correcting me on how I spoke and how I wrote. I always would get so mad at her for doing that, but I realize now that my vocabulary and English skills are better tha...
  • Learning English
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    How To Improve Your English English is now the international language. So it is very important to learn English well. We should study English in the correct way, so that we can makethe most of the time we spend learning English. Discovering ways to improve their English is a problem which baffles many students. There are three ways to improve English First of all, We have to learn many English words and study English grammar in great detail. Reading is the best way to increase vocabularies and l...
  • Speak English
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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 ...
  • Fight Against The English As Being
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    The last of the Mohicans James Finemore Cooper portrays Hawkeye as a very noble and very civil person. Compared to the other first nations characters in the film, Hawkeye is presented as being less savage and a better speaker. Because Hawkeye is the noble hero the English he is portrayed to look and act better than the first nations people fighting with the French. The clothes he wears are much more like the English people's clothes rather then those of the other first nations people in the movi...
  • Student Learning English
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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...
  • English 103 Oral Communication Class
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    Life is very difficult for the first generation of immigration in America. There are many reasons responsible to this situation, both from society and from individuals. I think one of the major reasons is our poor English. I have been in United States more than ten years and I have a nice job, working for a biotech company as a senior scientist and the Research Manager. But my English is still very poor, because almost all the scientists in my company are Chinese. The major language we speak at ...
  • 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 Language Empowerment Act
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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...
  • Non English Students A Reason
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    Lo sien to se? or. No he aprendido hablar in gl?'s. No puedo ayudarlo. (I'm sorry Sir. I didn't learn to speak English. I can't help you.) When visiting McDonald's and having a non-English speaking person taking your order, one becomes frustrated with the lack of appreciation for learning English. Today, schools in Arizona no longer have true bilingual education classes; they have almost all Spanish instruction with limited English instruction. From the time bilingual education for Spanish was i...

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