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Language Essay Examples

Foreign Language Instruction Should Begin in Kindergarten

...  From above arguments, these instructions in Kindergarten are much important for any nation. Though there has aroused concern from the current research done by National defense education (2003), More money has been used in schools to purchase equipments, materials, and other items. All this have been used to implement the instructional of foreign languages in Kindergarten, the major problem that exists is in determining which foreign language should be taught, for example, in New Or...

Effects of speech and language difficulties in children

...Also, one day we were all kids. We have seen many kids grow and hence through this we know the many requirements of a child in learning and the acquisition of communication skills. So I decided to choose on this topic to boost our knowledge on caring for these kids and also to be responsible adults. This is a topic that people think that they know everything that should be done but I had to dig out to come up with facts about it so as to substantiate on what others knew. For instance, on how lan...

Figurative Language

...The figurative language is full of praise for this not so ordinary girl. The explanation of how great and powerful this girl is demonstrates the respect the girl deserves. She was able to reach her goals even though people might not have believed in her. Therefore the tone is evident throughout the whole song, and so are the themes. This girl has reached her full potential and people are now taking notice, so now she will be respected and not forgotten. The figurative language in this song was w...

Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults

...It is essential that we reassurance parents that all of their information is kept in confidential manner. Assure them that information will not be discussed with anyone. If for some cases, information of a child needs to be share with other professional such as the social service, parent consent would need to be given. Although not all information is confidential. There may also be cases where information on pupils need to be accessible to all staff, for example, where pupils have specific medic...

Sociolinguistics

...1- Synchronic Variation: is a variation used at a single point of time. 2- Dialectic Variation: is a change in a language over time. The existence of patterned variations makes it possible to identify ourselves and others as belonging to a certain group. What are the aspects of language behavior from a social point of view? 1- The function of language in establishing social relationships. 2- The role played by language in conveying information about the speaker. - What are the two factors which ...

Language Essay

...Over the years, language has deteriorated greatly, because of people becoming more and more lazy and using shortened versions of words. Different forms of Language come and go like time spent through an hourglass, people often forget different forms of language that aren't heavily promoted. In "Teaching New Worlds/New Words" Bell Hooks explained how black vernacular was dying off and being replaced by standard English. Language can be very confusing and difficult to understand, and is constantly...

Importance and uses of contrastive linguistics

...There is a growing demand from both public and private sectors for professionals combining excellent language skills and sound linguistic theory and methodology. You study linguistic theory, description and methodology with a particular focus on corpus approaches and a strong multilingual component with high relevance for language professionals, especially in the field of foreign/second language learning, teaching (and testing), linguistics focusing on usage-based models and methods in language ...

Mother- Tongue based Multilingual Education

...Cummins, J. (2000) Language, Power and Pedgogy: Bilingual Children in the Crossfire. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters Diaz, R. M. (1986). Bilingual cognitive development: Addressing three gaps in current research. Child Development, 56, 1376-1388. Díaz-Rico, L. T. & Weed, K. Z. (2006). The cross-cultural, language, and academic development handbook, fourth edition. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon. Diaz-Rico, L. T. & Weed, K. Z. (2010). The crosscultural language, and academic development ha...

Role of language in communication

...Human language has the properties of productivity, recursivity, and displacement, and relies entirely on social convention and learning. Its complex structure affords a much wider range of expressions than any known system of animal communication. Language is thought to have originated when early hominins started gradually changing their primate communication systems, acquiring the ability to form a theory of other minds and a shared intentionality.[1][2] This development is sometimes thought to...

Mother-tongue Education in South Africa

...Department of Education. 1997. Norms and Standards Regarding Language Policy; Language in Education Policy. Government Gazette No.685, 9 May. FutureFact 2006 Survey. Languages. (Available at http:// www.futurefact.co.za/ 2006 survey.html.) Herbert, Robert K. and Bailey, Richard. 2002. The Bantu Languages: Sociohistorical perspectives. In Rajend Mesthrie (ed.) Language in South Africa, 449-475. Cambridge: University Press. Mackey, William F. 1992. Mother Tongues, Other Tongues and Vehicular Langu...

The best teaching aid is a piece of chalk

...This capability is certainly beyond that of the simple chalk and blackboard. I will therefore conclude that while the chalk and blackboard remains the backbone of the language classroom, it alone is no longer enough. Today’s world moves at an increasingly faster pace. As teachers, we must keep pace with such development so that what we teach our students are as close to what they may (or already have) experience (d) in the real world as possible. In fact, chalk and blackboard aside, computers...

Language Barrier Term Paper

...On our social experiment, we had to buy something at a nearby market place and we ought to use different language and try to negotiate with them . We decided to use English. First we bought some Rambutan. One of our groupmates volunteered to do it. At first, the vendor was a bit confuse about what was he was saying. In the end the vendor use sign language in order to understand. Since we need to buy a product in very low price, it became so hard for us to negotiate with them. They tend to refuse...

English: It's position in the global arena

...In conclusion, the position of English within higher education can be thought of as a useful one. It came about due to the specific historical and political factors unique to English. It just so happened that most of the mathematical, scientific and technological notation is based largely in English (for example, the development of the internet was an American innovation). It also just so happened that the notion of capitalism and big business is also closely associated with English. Equally, th...

Identify Barriers to Effective Communication

...Communication can be hard when people speak different languages or use sign language, and it can become frustrating when you don’t understand what a person is saying. Barriers can occur when people find it hard to pass on or receive information because of impairment such as being death or bind which is quite common impairments. If a person is ill or feeling emotional this can also affect the way they communicate as they may be to upset and unable to get the right words out. At times service pr...

Sensitive Periods

...Simply it is a period of time in which the child concentrates mainly on one aspect of his environment and excludes everything else. This is when we see a child repeatedly does an activity with passion and conviction, and it seems like nothing can deter them until they are satisfied. It is a time of intense concentration and mental activity on developing a particular skill at that particular time, age / phase in growth. It is driven unconsciously by an inner force that the best way an adult can s...

Explain Strategies Used in Health and Social Care Environments to Overcome Barriers to Effective Communication

...Environmental issues – To communicate effectively with a service user, the environment must be right. Having noise, temperature too high or too low, incorrect lighting or other people in the room can cause barriers to communication. To overcome this barrier you will need to make sure there is no background noise so that the service user is not distracted. Making sure the temperature is not too high or too low can cause barriers to communication as an unsuitable room temperature can make the se...

Animala and Human Language

...In animal communication vocal signals have a stock of sounds which vary according to species. cow, for example, has ten, a chicken has around twenty, and a fox over thirty. Human language works rather differently. Each language has a stock of sound units or phonemes, the average number is between 30 to 40.But each phoneme is normally meaningless in isolation. It become meaningful only when it is combined with other phonemes. That is, the sounds such as f, g, d, o mean nothing separately. The nor...

FACTORS AFFECTING DEVELOPMENT: EARLY LANGUAGE STIMULATION, LITERATE COMMUNITIES AND ENVIRONMENT

...But these hindrances can be prevented if the family of the child willing to give them a quality time in spite of many obstructions they has besides it is their responsibility to their children, they should give them a positive communication by talking to them often, reading them a story or giving them an activities that will help to develop their language and literacy. While when the children interact in the surroundings, family should guide them and know the limitation of their child on who the...

Syllabus for English Language Proficiency

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High School Student

...INTASC Principle 3: Adapting Instruction The purpose of this activity is to introduce you to the cultural diversity in an area where you might teach. Contact the State Office of Education in a state where you’re thinking of teaching (addresses and Web sites can be found in Appendix B). Or contact a district in which you might teach (school district telephone numbers can be found in the White Pages of the telephone directory, in the Business Section under “Schools”). Ask for demographic inf...

Action Research

...In conclusion, CALL is proven to be helpful in boosting students’ confidence level in learning English. Although this research was limited by the small convenience sample and time constraint, the information about the use of CALL could be important for educators who develop educational programs also for students to perform better in English language. The findings of this study suggest that additional works needs to be done on to replicate and extend the study on CALL and students’ confidence...

English Proficiency and Academic Achievement

...Throughout the study, there are words and terms that are contextually and operationally used. This section includes clearly and concisely defined coined words and technical terms as follows: Academic Achievement. This refers to the school performance of the students through grades. Bilingualism. This term refers to the use of two languages, the first language and English, as a medium in communication. Call Center Industry. Also known as Business Process Outsourcing, this term refers to the large...

The Benefit of Code Switching

...imparted. Sert (2010) study emphasized that code switching is not always performed consciously which means the moment of code switching may be just for a function or sometimes an act of unconscious code switching due to flexibility of dual languages. I found out that when teachers unconsciously code switch, students are prompted to imitate the teachers. This can become a detrimental effect to the goal of leading the students for a desirable target language. Ideas which may contribute to the dete...

Language Study Plan

...In the world of globalization, communication has played an important role in human life. English for example has become an international language for people to communicate with each other from different country. That is the reason that I choose English as my second language. As a child, my father persuaded me to study English because he strongly believe that studying another language in young age can have a huge result and efficient effect to me when I grow up. I have been studying English for m...

YouTube: India

...In India, YouTube provided a larger platform in which to share more relevant content about the country’s unique and diverse culture and lifestyle. While English was to be the main language, they also are expanding to include some of the local Indian languages. Localizing the site to be of better use to the area seems like something obvious a company should expect to do in order to remain viable in a new market. Different countries and locales have different interests, and if you ignore those i...

Communicative Language Teaching

...deal with the goal, partner and circumstances Communicative techniques are the devices to organize teaching in compliance with communicative principles Community language teaching is a teaching approach that emphasizes the importance of students’ co-operation, support and interaction Direct method is the way to teach a foreign language by switching over exclusively to the target language in the classroom and intense grammar structure practicing Grammar-translation method is a way to teach a fo...

“The Secret Language” by Daisy Zamora

...So, to be able to communicate with everyone in her vacation, the author explained how she had to reforming her way of speaking English which was not an easy task for her. In the article, as an English student in USF, the issue that took my attention; was the passion of the writer on learning English, and how that passion helped her to be a good English speaker. I think this article is a real evidence of the creativity will be when people do what they like. So, when people study or work on majors...

Public Speaking Self Reflection

...The presentation was good throughout. There could have been a better sound system to make the presentation more appealing. The requirement was met for the assignment. To respect attention to detail, the time limit was followed closely. A general comment stated, was to wait a second or two prior to speaking to allow equipment to work so as not to cut off the beginning. There was clear purpose and overall the outcome was quite good. By reviewing the important parts of a presentation, introduction,...

Analysis of "Mother Tongue" by Amy Tan: DRAFT

...I think that the main purpose of this article is to show people that there is no right type of English, and that English comes in many forms therefore there should be no prejudice. She shows this by putting emphasis on the word "English" and "Englishes" throughout the text. Tan implies that many people have very narrow minded and misconceived views of people from a different culture or language background, she uses the example of her personal experience and mother to show this, for example peopl...

Critical Listening Paper

...They laugh at all the right times, and the Cuddy responds to this feedback by really engaging with the audience through her questions and affirmations in a non-overdoing way. At the end of her speech, the members of the audience stand up from their seats while giving her a big applause. On a scale of 1-10, I would rate this speaker a 10. This is because this speaker encompassed every characteristic that an effective speaker should portray. She obviously knows what she is doing and has had suffic...

Linguistics and their realationship to Teaching

...in curriculum theory. Educational Theory, 17:127-40. Lamendella, J.T. (1969). On the irrelevance of transformational grammar to second language pedagogy. Language Learning, 19:255-70. Levenson, E.A. (1979). Second language lexical acquisition: issues and problems. Interlanguage Studies Bulletin, 4:147-60. Oller, J.W. (1970). Transformational theory and pragmatics. Modern Language Journal, 54:504-507. Rivers, W.M. (1981). Teaching Foreign-Language Skills. Second edition. Chicago and London: Unive...

Advantages of Verbal communication

...Interpersonal communication and public speaking are the two basic types of verbal communication. Whereas public speaking involves one or more people delivering a message to a group, interpersonal communication generally refers to a two-way exchange that involves both talking and listening. According to Robert M. Krauss, professor of psychology at Columbia University, signs and symbols are the major signals that make up verbal communication. Words act as symbols, and signs are secondary products ...

My Best Public Speaking Experience

...The day before I looked through my speech carefully , identify and understand the main points. The forth reason – I was prepared in advance . I started my preparation three weeks before the presentation. Although, I usually begin my preparation approximately two weeks before the presentation. The fifth reason was my classmates and opponent. My classmates were listening to me very attentively and my opponent talked to me with ease. Moreover , he asked me some questions I was really interested i...

Importance of English in today's world

...If you want to do something in life, stop reading these kind of articles, get outside and have some fresh air and start writing your own views just like this one. Then only you can be a successful person in life. If you continuously depend on others points how would you able to define yours personality? How would you ever be a successful person in life? Whats my point of writing all these things? I not only want to share my views on such an important topic but I want the readers to be encouraged...

The use of dictionaries in language learning in high school

...Learner training can focus on a number of aspects, from interpreting symbols and understanding abbreviations (e.g. adj., adv.), understanding phonemic transcriptions and stress marks, to quickly finding a specific meaning of an item of vocabulary. From the learner's point of view, this may present some difficulties at first. Using a monolingual dictionary requires more effort and commitment than using a bilingual one but, once the practice has become established, it offers substantial rewards. ...

Principles of communication in adult social care settings

...Effective communication is essential to maintaining the quality of life that a care user requires to enable them to stay at home and be safe. If there is any need to talk to other members of the care team it should be done in a professional and timely manner. If this isn't adhered to clients well-being can be impacted on Effective communication between service user and carer is a day to day issue that has to be effective. If communication is not maintained a service user may lose trust and confi...

Second Language Acquisition

...Thus, his corollary: speaking is the result of acquisition, not its cause. However, Swain emphasizes the role of output in SLA. All theories considered, it can be inferred that the key features of SLA: input and output still remain a considerable controversy at present. Strong and radical views exist in support of both sides of this dichotomy, which implies that is worth continuing investigating the role of output in SLA, owing to the insufficient studies on it, before reaching any conclusions. ...

Close Reading of Hope is a thing with feathers

...The following line “And never stops at all,” refers back to the endless tune that a bird chirps throughout the day. This line also creates a contrast with the preceding line that uses the word perch. While perch creates and feeling of unpredictability, the last line of this stanza contradicts itself when it states that hope never stops at all. These two contradictory terms were carefully chosen to once again paint the image of how hope may be personified as a bird. While a bird may chirp thr...

Our language our identity

...Gloria Anzaldua is a strong activist when it comes to the connection between language and identity. In her essay "How to Tame a Wild Tongue" she outlines her strong emotional arguments about the ability for one to conform to a society by disposing their own language or identity. Your identity is determined by language, the language you speak is a part of your culture, and your culture is what defines a person because of their beliefs, norms and values. Even though there will always be Linguistic...


FAQ about Language


❓ Different reasons why people communicate

...Communication friendly spaces are essential to help children develop their speech and language and these spaces should be made available both indoors and outdoors. Such spaces should be ideated thinking to reduce noise and distractions to a min ...

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