She is constantly explaining a fault in something and after she explains it you feel irritated. She makes you question why things like discrimination against language is a thing that happens because it's so stupid. When she talks about tests in English you also feel a little irritated that some questions are basically open-ended, but there is only a certain type of right answer. When she talks about the struggle of learning English as a second language you start to feel sympathy towards people who do because we know how challenging learning English is when learning it as a first language, but knowing how hard it would be to learn as a second language is something that we can't do and she shines a light on
Recent findings have suggested that schoolchildren in the 1960s and 1970s are more literate than children of today as they didn’t have the same access to technology and spelling correction tools like children today do. It is evident that text messaging is alienating English speakers from their native tongue and natives who wish to learn the language as there are so many new words to be learnt due more abbreviations or slang words being constantly added. Many teachers are intolerant to these slangs and abbreviations which the students prefer as the teachers believe that their students cannot express themselves eloquently. Yet, a study by Sali Tagliamonte shows that students who utilize both informal and formal writing in different contexts are developing a kind of blending of conversational registers employed by teens which not be possible without a sophisticated understanding of both languages. Also, many new abbreviations such ICYMI for in case you missed it or TL/DR for too long didn’t read are consistently being added, wasting more time on searching up what they mean rather than actually using them in conversations.
The mental analysis of why several words cannot be memorized quickly by learners of a second language lies behind the huge appearance of illogicality in linguistics. Moreover, students often try to find a connection between words of other languages so, it would seem that the linguistic system is often arbitrary except in some hints where meaning is found behind words. Without using prescriptive grammar someone could say that language depends on the connotations and denotations of a word derived from different cultures. An example of this is when language beginners learn new words separately because they are unable to find a meaning in every word even if it sounds familiar to
It is very difficult because the accent is difficult to understand when you are communicating with some local person. Secondly, when you are in class, it is very difficult to understand the lecture because teacher speaks very fast and you cannot follow the class notes. In that case, one should adapt a habit of reading books and newspaper (Wendroff, 2013). I also kept an English dictionary in my earlier days in US so that I can understand and learn English without getting into any trouble someday. Learning English is important because it makes a person understand about the new culture in a better ways.
Comma splices were one of the major grammar problems that I had struggled with in the past. A comma splice brings two independent clauses together, creating a run on sentence. An example of how I misused a comma is; “Coming from a small school the teachers had the materials but did not see it important enough to teach they were more worried about other things.” Once I found my mistakes, I went back and added a comma after school, a period after teach and started a new sentence with the word “They”. Having strong sentences in my story was another problem that I struggled with. When writing an essay,
356), this proves that our priorities are focused elsewhere and not on our language and culture. This compares to the previous article because without proper funding we are lacking the ability to learn, therefore having to teach ourselves; which leads to improper learning. In “Do You Speak American” Macneil says, “ You do have to be bilingual in this country, which means you can be very adept at slang”(MacNeil Pg.311), this goes against the first two articles because it is basically saying that you have to do be very fluent in slang but if we were educated in proper English then we would not know
“Learning a new language is very overwhelming and can be even harder with a bunch of school work on top of it. I think that it should just be an option for the students.” Thus stating that learning a foreign language only stresses students out. A second language only adds to the workload of students, and then furthermore adding stress and even anxiety. Some also state that learning a foreign language is a waste of time. Later in life, students that decided to take a foreign language in high school often don't remember basic conversational skills from said language, and even more so the entire language.
Gabriella Roman It’s hard to believe that in America, a country founded by immigrants, new-comers are still struggling to integrate successfully into American society. My parents, like many other immigrants, were faced with a number of struggles upon arriving in America: a new language, new culture, and new endeavors, [on top of finding work]. Growing up in this environment, I became aware of how weak English skills can serve as a barrier to separate immigrants from American society. The immediate struggle immigrants face is to provide for their families- have to juggle integrating into american society (learning language, etc.) while having a steady income impact that poor language skills can have on an individual’s adapting to a new [community].
Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to overcome this challenge. How has this challenge affected your academic achievement? Just like most new international students, the hardest challenge I faced in USA was coping in a completely different society. Moving to the United States is not all about changing lifestyle, but also facing cultural differences. It was difficult to adapt to the new education system and making friends because of the language barriers.
Barriers and Strategies of Interpersonal Communication and Culture Diversity of culture, language and religion are the most important factors in today’s society on how we communicate (Beebe, Steven A. 2014). Within that, there are a lot of misunderstandings and even conflict that arises which damage our relationships with others. For example, in different cultures there are ways on how people communicate through expressions and gestures and hand and eye coordination. The way people from Great Britain greet is much different from the way people in India greet.