My First Language Analysis

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I remember traveling to Austria last year and having some casual small talk with an older man. Whilst he was impressed with the fluency of my German, he told me that “good morning”, “good night” and “I’m hungry” are the only phrases ultimately essential when traveling abroad. I couldn’t help but wonder about what a difference would it have made if I had only known those three phrases, I wouldn’t have been sitting with that man and having an actual conversation. Language is what connects us. Throughout my life I’ve been exposed to numerous languages. I was born in the Netherlands, however, I spent the first years of my life living in Burundi, a country in central Africa, and naturally the first language I acquired fluency in was French and…show more content…
So when we went back to the Netherlands I enrolled into a bilingual school. This institute offered many opportunities to travel abroad, participate in exchange programs and even a language and work experience in a foreign country. These experiences truly developed my communication and team-work skills yet also made me more independent as I got to see the world for myself and help others, in not only Anglo-Saxon countries like Australia where the inhabitants and I shared a common tongue, but also countries like Denmark, where I couldn’t speak the native language and there were quite a bit of cultural differences. All communication was done in English, these moments abroad sparked my interest in teaching…show more content…
I aspire to be a secondary school English teacher. I have experienced the impact of teachers on my life first hand. Moreover am I currently working on my extended essay which is mainly about how education systems could be changed positively with regard to …. .. inspired me to read Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway & The Hours Blown away by complicated plots and how a dialogue can have such an impact Perception of language used - I have always been intrigued by how eloquently some can express themselves. I went to your university’s open day, where I got to familiarize myself with the campus. However, it was not until I got lost that I got to see the helpfulness and friendliness of the Anglia Ruskin community from close up as all the staff members and students tried to help out. In conclusion I would like to say that I have chosen Anglia Ruskin because I found the university to be a inspiring and stimulating place in which to carry out my studies and help me reach my full
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