Most of the time, they only speak their native language around family or friends they grew up with. I can testify to this as I speak standard English generally but not when I’m around my family. Similarly, when Tan spoke to a large group of people about her book, “The Joy Luck Club”, she did so in mainstream English in contrast to how she spoke to her mother while walking down the street. It can be assumed that the group she spoke to, even if they are from different cultures, understood her due to their existing exposure to English and the importance of to communicate on a wide scale. A family structure is a strong unit of people who pass down traditions and are the ultimate keeper of language heritage despite changes in society.
All of the students taking the Basic English course with Mrs. Hamma are learning how to understand and appreciate others cultures. In turn, these immigrants gain a hybridized identity and are more able to code switch. For Lali in “The English Lesson,” “She was accomplishing something all by herself, and without the help of the man she was dependent on” (Mohr 202). Learning English was her way of obtaining beliefs and values of her own, without having to rely on her husband. The class will help her engage with people in other cultures and languages, especially Americans who speak English.
After implementation of NESP (1971-1976) Nepal depended on its own curriculum, and materials were developed locally. With the publication The Rising Nepal English daily, many students and teachers became aware of free writing. It has been used extensively from school to university levels for academic purpose. In the present context of Nepal English is teaching as a compulsory subject from grade one to bachelor's level and the importance of English is growing rapidly because English is global language, it is the language of science and
In my point of view, English is an appropriate language as an international language and English is a part of the international life because of 3 main reasons which are political history, economics and also the simplicity of this language. First, one of the main reasons why English is the international language in the world today is the fact that Britain was the global superpower in the nineteenth century and America is the global superpower in the twentieth and twenty-first. These two English-speaking countries were the most important countries in terms of the military and trade. By overcoming and colonizing so much of the world, their customs, culture and way of life became common in those parts of the world. This is why so many colonies that were British before now have English as the national language, with many of their people speaking English as a first language.
'We now talk about Englishes rather than English and multi-literacies rather than literacy.' Throughout the world children are taught English and Literacy, however there are multiple forms of these, and therefore we now have Englishes and multi-literacies. English has evolved into the many different ‘Englishes’ of today, such as Australian English, American English, Spanglish and so on, and within each country, there are multiple dialects of this language. This essay will explore the variants of English as well as how literacy has evolved through time into the multi-literacies of today. All of which have developed within our classrooms and across our culture.
Writing Emails, writing contracts and agreements, gathering information on the market, and writing a proposal are the business activities that a great number of the participants reported using in English. These results pointed out the importance of using English to do formal tasks in business, since English is the language that is known by the majority of the people around the world. Another aspect that was demonstrated in the results is the market’s point of view on using their mother tongue to communicate with each other. Most markets label using English while working as a sign of proficiency, while using their mother tongue as a sign of weakness. Giving business presentations and making phone calls are the only activities that scored an equal percentage on the extent in which they are used.50% of the participants reported that they always give business presentations is English, while the other half reported that they very often give business presentations is English.