First of all, Language Awareness is a bridge which helps to connect English and foreign language in curriculum (Hawkins 1974 cited in Hawkins 1999). It provides a forum for learners and teachers to discuss a variety of languages in common vocabularies. For instance, children have the opportunity to learn numbers, colours and animals in three languages. Besides, these activities foster language awareness as teachers use children’s existing experience and knowledge of their first language in order to make sense of a new language (Bolitho 2003). This will help children to relate and understand better of the new language.
He argues, “for an authentic code switching that involves valuing oneself and one 's culture while appreciating and understanding the codes of other cultures. It involves fluidly navigating multiple spaces and, in the process, creating new codes that embrace a more hybridized identity” (Emdin 178). To gain a hybrid identity, students obviously must obtain knowledge of other cultures. A great place for this would be in a class of immigrants from all over different parts of the world. All of the students taking the Basic English course with Mrs. Hamma are learning how to understand and appreciate others cultures.
In second language learning, using visual aids is a necessity teaching strategy in both English as Second Language (ESL) classroom and English as Foreign Language (EFL) classroom (Allen, Kate & Marquez, 2011). They believed that using visual aids in the process of teaching a foreign language can strengthen what learners have learned and increase their interest. In their article, they proposed the positive impact of using visuals and they concluded that teachers should become aware of the strategies in which they can use visual aids and use them purposefully in the classroom to enhance students’ learning. Visual aids can be defined as using objects, drawings, charts, photographs, videos, multimedia presentation, etc. in the classroom.
By treating the students equally it helps promote the student’s learning ability and the development of respect and acceptance. Multiculturalism in education is empowering our children to be really prepared and to participate in our diverse democracy (Holladay,
During my freshman and sophomore years of high school I took Spanish. It was a great experience to immerse myself in a different language and culture. I think every student in high school should take a language course because it makes for a better well rounded education. People who speak spanish as a main language are becoming more prominent in the United States, so it would be good to know at least the basics in case of an emergency. For example, I work at a Dunkin Donuts and sometimes someone who does not speak english with come in.
I am a student in your school and I am writing to you about the ban on chewing gum in school. I think the rule that students shouldn’t chew gum in class needs to be uplifted. There are many advantages to chewing gum in class. Chewing gum can increase focus, make students more relaxed, and reduces bad breadth. Chewing gum and can also help students to fight hunger.
Students should be allowed to chew gum in school because it improves education with students, helps students focus, and chewing gum helps with oral hygiene. There are many downfalls to chewing gum in schools, but there are a lot of positives to chewing the flavorful treat and chewing gum can be a positive thing. Chewing gum in class help students focus. Studies have shown that chewing gum in class or help to remember things such as math problems and vocabulary words. According to the Wrigley gum company chewing gum helps 65 percent of athletes and normal students focus during the game or class.
It is important that students receive instruction in both language English and Spanish to improve their academic knowledge at school. This program is successful for children because it is important learn two or more language in their life. Dual-language is the wonderful opportunity for children could communicate with other children and will have the opportunity to learn different cultures. Dual Language is a program to benefit the student to have very good communication with others students at school or when they visit their relatives in their parents country. In my opinion, it is a wonderful program because the children have the opportunity to learn both languages at the same time at the early age.
The Aural-Oral approach is very effective to be implemented in English Language Teaching in case to build communicative competence of student. It enhances listening and speaking also it increases new vocabulary for student. The aim of this essay is to give real imagine about how the Aural-Oral approach can be taught in or during English learning and give good improvement in both listening and speaking in order to reach student’s communicative competence. The first focus of Aural-Oral Approach is to teach English for student
Teachers that are receptive to emergent bilingual students have an in depth understanding of how language and subject matter education occur and have a broad span of tactics and methods to education as well. The only and greatest way for emergent bilingual students to achieve success in school is if we give them real chances in our classrooms to use language. According to Lucas, Henze, and Donato, there are a couple things we can do as teachers to contribute to the success of emergent bilingual students in our classrooms. We should put worth on language and culture and have high hopes for our emergent bilingual students. When one student in my practicum class went to Mexico for two weeks, my cooperating teacher made it a point to ask her about her trip and allowed the student to tell the class about her family in Mexico.