I think that is a great advantage to be bilingual because you can communicate with people from other countries , you can know their culture , customs and traditions . Moreover , you can get involved in various activities that you can learn something new, gaining experience. We know that when meeting new people , cultures, traditions , getting involved in various activities, we develop or rather strengthen our abilities , we can look at things from a different perspective . Another advantage in being bilingual is that you can avoid a disease not just pleasant for us, namely Alzheimer : ” Recent studies suggest that bilingualism improves later-life cognition and delayes the onset of dementia.” It is worth mentioning that we can become bilingual at an even later age 18 , which means that we can avoid the disease by learning a second language .
For not to be misunderstood, we should choose suitable words for our subject that we are talking about. Secondly, learning a new language makes you a better listener, it develops your creativity. According to some researchs bilingual people's attention, blocking noise and tone detection capabilities are improved than the others. Also, speaking without thinking and building meaningful sentences something which is really hard with a different language. Therefore being bilingual supports speaking fluently, nice selection of words and ability to play with words.
Input in this discussion is defined to be the language which interlocutors use to communicate with the speaker, be that peers, parents or teachers. Language development is taken to be the cognitive functions and abilities of the speaker. While some say that code-switching in input has negative influences on bilingual language development in terms of vocabulary capacity, there is no evidence in showing negative impacts on the development of the other spoken language. Furthermore, there are other visible cognitive advantages involved such as boosting of neurological creativity, mental agility, flexibility towards language rhythm and better verbal fluency. Therefore, contrast to the widely held belief, language mixing has in fact much more positive influences on bilingual language development.
The teachers stated that they would like to provide distance education courses once again but added that the quality of these courses was lower than that of classical education or was sometimes equal to it. The students, however, said that they were quite satisfied with this type of education. In another study conducted for the purpose of examining the motivations and satisfactions of the academic staff as regards distance education, it was seen that the motivations and satisfactions of the instructors proved to be at higher levels; yet, this situation depended on providing a good support for this type of education (Lee,
Moreover bilingual people have a capacity much better than the monolingual to make decisions and to succeed. They can be also some better leaders:”Bilinguals do not differ from monolingual in term of active inhibition but have acquired a better ability to mantain action goals to use them to bias goal-related information. Under some circumstances,this ability may indirectly lead more pronounced reactive inhibition of irrelevant information.” This mean that bilinguals have much more executive control than monolingual” Bilingual people are also better than monolingual people at switching between two tasks; for example, when bilinguals have to switch from categorizing objects by color (red or green) to categorizing them by shape (circle or triangle), they do so more rapidly than monolingual people reflecting better cognitive control when changing strategies on the
Because of this misunderstanding and in order to emphasize the concept of function, it has seemed much more satisfactory to use the expression “functional equivalence” in describing the degrees of adequacy of a translation. This term is to provide a much sounder basis for talking about translation as a form of communication, since the focus is on what a translation dose or performs. A lack of functional equivalence can then be described in terms of a failure to provide isomorphic
Overall, she thought it was good. In detail, she said there were some mistakes which need improving. She said some of my sentences lacked variety in length and complexity and sometimes, the linking words were not very accurate. However, she did not show me detailed examples so I had some difficulties in figuring out what I should improve. Moreover, in her opinion, my word range was good and all I need to do was that for some words, I should have made it more academic.
Understanding different kinds of cultures will make a smooth intercultural communication. We should also condone little mistakes that happens because of different culture.Therefore, I believe that accepting various culture will make people understand people who have different opinions. By doing this, I believe that we can be able to improve the problem of intercultural communication. In conclusion, I assume that intercultural communication has become one of the most considerable issue in the 21st century. I believe that having strong bonds between the countries is crucial in this globalized world.
The English seems to be in a mindset where they believe that “let the fittest survive, and if the fittest happens to be English, so be it” and that English being the Lingua Franca was a happy accident. What is concerning about this is that the Native English speakers may use English against the other languages. Native speakers can think and speak more quickly
Using Explicit or Implicit methods to teach grammar is a big debate with support for both sides. Explicit teaching methods are clear, concise and easily measurable, but are also long, tedious and boring. On the other end of the scale is Implicit methods, they are often seen as more effective, less boring and more interactive, but like Explicit teaching methods, it also have cons, like being difficult to measure, not being concise or clear. So both have pros and cons and are exactly the opposite of each other. So why do some support the one and rest the other?