In many schools throughout the country, there are populations of students that have been pushed to the side, with their education thought of as just their specialized teachers’ responsibility. While this situation is changing for some students, such as those with disabilities and students who are lucky enough to have dual language immersion programs in their school, many students who are learning English are still struggling to access the same curriculum that everyone else in the school has a chance to learn. Guadalupe Valdés (2001) looked at the English as a Second Language (ESL) program at a school which she called Garden Middle School. Although Valdés completed this study over fifteen years ago, the experience that her focal students had
The following Global assessment is for Mrs. Elizabeth Flores and includes a Learner Profile (Appendix). Emigrating from Puebla, Mexico 14 years ago, Mrs. Flores is married with two children. According to Elizabeth, learning English is essential to improving her ability to communicate with, government agencies, medical professionals, and support her children in learning. Regrettably, she has limited opportunities to use English outside of the classroom, living in a Spanish-speaking insulated ethnic community.
In “Why Foreign Language Education Matters” Representative Rush Holt expresses the idea that the average American is generally deprived of what is known as cultural enrichment in their day-to-day lives, even though others believe that English should be the primary and only language Americans should speak. Holt conveys the overall concept that being bilingual, trilingual, or multilingual is a benefit not just for oneself but for our society. Rush Holt presents the argument with extreme concern for our upcoming generations and the consequences it may cause our nation’s economy to decrease in federal funding’s for education programs, as well as our global marketplace and national security who is highly dependent of translators, specialist, and
Nowadays, with such diversity in languages spoken throughout America, it is not uncommon for students to be unable to communicate with fellow classmates. A foreign language should be taught to all students beginning in elementary school throughout the United States. The implementation of foreign language classes in early education is more beneficial than learning a second language as an adult and increases the understanding of nearby culture. In addition, learning a foreign language as a young child produce higher test scores years later, increases cognitive mental development, and creates a marketable, knowledgeable individual in the workforce. Foreign language instruction should begin in elementary school and continue through high school.
Language is a key part of any family, community, culture and the human race. Without language the world today would be much different. From cavemen, to the Egyptian use of hieroglyphics, to Old English, to more than 6,500 languages spoken around the world today, the advances that humans have made in language is remarkable and inspiring. The ability to speak, read, write and understand more than one language is also remarkable and expands the liberties in life, especially for young people. High school students should be required to take at least two years of a foreign language class in order to graduate, as many recent studies support the benefits of doing so. Students who have learned a foreign language in high school have proven to have a
Why even study a different language than English when there are so many opportunities in the US? Why learn a language that a fraction of Americans know? (RQ) It would be easy to justify taking the easy road when it comes to learning a new language or not. However, there are countless reasons why someone should study a foreign language. As I look around this room, all of us value our academics and future careers. All of us have a drive to be the best person we possibly can be. (Ethos and Repetition) Studying a foreign language brings many benefits that cannot go unnoticed as a catalyst to career opportunities and enhancing academic achievement.
An interesting phenomenon in the research of second language acquisition is that learners seem to acquire English grammatical morphemes in a certain order, regardless of their native languages, ages, and learning environments. Furthermore, technique of instruction and data collection seem to have little effect on the acquisition order. This study attempts to investigate the morpheme acquisition order in the writing of Arabic students learning English at king Faisal University, KSA. Data collected from twenty placements tests is examined for fourteen grammatical morphemes and the participants from Saudi Arabian male students at king Faisal University. The acquisition order obtained is compared to orders, found in previous studies. The study does not find a significant correlation between second language acquisition order and first language acquisition order, but high correlations between this study’s sequence and those in five other second language acquisition studies give further strength to the idea of a universal ESL morpheme acquisition order.
Verbal language is how the human race communicates. Without it, nations would be severed from the worldly ties it needs to survive. A hundred years ago language loss wasn’t a concern, but now, it threatens the world. There is a great urgency for plurilingual people amongst the military, political, business, and international world, particularly in the U.S. If efforts are not taken to increase foreign language capabilities amongst the people of America, the future of cross-cultural communication will be grim. Foreign language understanding is crucial in society, and so a greater effort should be taken to educate the students of America for the benefit of globalization.
Foreign language classes are almost a necessity in most nations across the world due to the major influence and vast power certain languages, such as English, hold over the world. However, America and a few other nations are falling behind language skills thus falling behind in methods in communication with foreign countries. Not only are certain nations focusing more on other aspects of the educational system, students who do enroll in foreign language classes end up not being able to do their best due to foreign language anxiety. They might freeze up, not be able to talk in the foreign language in front of students, or not be able to learn the language the way they should. Google Pixel Earbuds’ Real-Time translation feature could solve so many of these problems associated with foreign language learning and considerably help students learn a foreign language better than ever since the benefits associated with the implementation of Google Pixel Earbuds are colossus. As schools across the nation continue to embrace the idea of technology within classrooms fully, the integration of Google Pixel Earbuds will not only ease and speed up the process of learning but greatly affect how students internalize what they're taught. This system, when implemented with foreign language, could easily get rid of language anxiety and help the students learn the language simpler and stress-free.
To learn a Foreign language is always overly pushed upon students in High School. Some states require students to earn the credit before being able to even graduate and move on to further their education. In the opinion of many people this required standard is irrelevant. Why should the students who live in the United States lose time on other helpful subjects to learn a language who only less than half of the world speaks? I will narrow it down to specifically the languages that are taught in school systems: Spanish, French, and German.
Foreign languages are a must in today's world. There are many needs for a second language to be learned by everyone. The growing need to learn more languages is becoming more apparent in the public world today. In order to fix this problem, the school system needs to teach multiple foreign languages in order to grow as a nation both mentally and culturally.
Learning a new language can either be based on necessity or the willingness to learn a new language. Whether a student/adult care for the language or not, it is becoming very important in the process of obtaining a better job, or the need to learn a new culture. There are many concepts and ideas that go alongside the process of learning a new language. For that reason, this essay will try to explain through research why and how people learn English as a foreign language with the help of a former student.
The beauty of being an educator means that you are able to help others in various ways. When it comes to being an educator in teaching a second language one has to be aware that learning another language is not easy. With learning another language comes lots of struggles and obstacles. The educator has to be prepared to help those students through their journey in helping them learn and improve the second language. Students learning the language will have various reasons for learning the second language, the way in which they learn it might be different, but as an educator one has to find the way in which to communicate and help the student learn and master the second language. This essay will try to explain why and how students learn a second language.
Learning a foreign language is very useful for young people today with rising global connections. For that reason, many universities offer foreign language classes to improve young people’s language skills. Thereby (or therefore?) , I wanted to observe a language class at my university. On the 1st week of July, I went to a Japanese language classroom in the Wellman Hall. After the brief grammar lecture, the instructor used social learning activities(?) by dividing the class into groups of 3 students. Throughout the group activity, the instructor observed the use of grammar and provided feedback. At the corner, I observed a group creating a dialog based on the PowerPoint instruction. Once the instructor stated a time limit for the activity, the students started to come up with several different sentences, correcting each other’s whenever someone made a mistake. For the most of the time, students would use the grammar correctly, but sometimes they used wrong verb tenses or used wrong passive forms. Throughout this activity, the students displayed active learning by participating in a group activity and even joked about how some words sound like a funny word. For the next activity, the Vygotsky’s theory, Zone of Proximal Development was used when the instructor made students read after the audio file, sounding each word out loud. Students listened to the audio file first, then sound out the words. Some students seemed to struggle with several words written in Kanji (Chinese
Nowadays, speaking two or more languages proves to be extremely important for several reasons. For some people, business purposes are the motive to learn another language. Travelling can be the goal for others. Keeping family traditions or learning a language for the simple pleasure of it, happens to be two other respected arguments. Many programs are offered to those who want to learn a new language, including the experience of being immersed for a certain period of time, where the language is spoken. In the schools throughout Quebec, students have the possibility to learn English in a core or in an enriched program. In English classes, teachers should put an emphasis on the second language as much as possible since it is a foreign