Knowing a language other than the mother tongue is a critical concern in today’s world of international communication. According to Rondal (2000), those people who can speak only in one language are regarded as illiterate. As exhibited by research, there are a lot of advantages of bilingualism including broad cognitive development and executive functions enhancement through life span (Bialystok & Craik, 2010). While multilingualism is an obsession for many language teachers, it may seem ridiculous when it comes to teaching it to children with intellectual disabilities. Since these individuals suffer from maladaptive skills functioning and slower than normal intellectual development (Hawkins, Eklund, James & Foose, 2003), even the think of teaching a foreign language to them seems impossible to many people.
It is a fact that favourable grades are accomplished through hard work and effort, and not through mental ability. (Kricorian) A multitude of students in the world are perspicacious, but are disengaged, in view of the fact that lack of motivation is one real problem. As a matter of fact, 40% of high school students are not engaged in school, as stated by the 2003 National Research Council, a research arm organization in the U.S. (Crotty) In addition to this, numerous of them are also lazy and over-procrastinate. (Tait) According to a survey of 101 students in DeSales University, 85-95% of them are idle, seeing that they receive less sleep and that they keep on doing one activity over and over again in one sitting. (Gaille) Procrastination is probably the main reason of why students
However, nowadays innovations in transports, the cheapening of travel prices and new technologies have connected each person with other people and cultures. Anyway, so many researchers want to take advantage of this situation and they study how intercultural encounters happen. In this essay, we are going to go deep in one of the theories that explain how intercultural communication take place in our days: Cultural schema theory. I shall analyze its history, original articles, and studies that have utilized it, what other theories influenced this theory and the applications that this theory has been able to have. Finally, I will talk about what are the different critics that this theory has form other experts’ view and form my own opinion.
Without an effective communication between people, there would be conflicts and misunderstandings that would not result in a good outcome. There would be no human relationships, sharing of knowledge, and exchanging of ideas. Unfortunately, not all people were given the ability to communicate with each other vocally. These are people who are hard of hearing which make them more susceptible to miscommunication. According to Fevlado (2014), deaf people are often discriminated and socially excluded.
Most of time, it is controlled by teachers. In addition, luck is an unstable, external and uncontrollable factor which is decided by environment.This chapter will review the current study on demotivation abroad and at home. The study of demotivation is still relatively few. Moreover, most of the research subjects are non-English majors in college, and senior high school students does not get the researchers’
In the process of choosing the best idea possible, there were a lot of misunderstandings between the group members which lead in a few conflicts. At this point was that the realization came to me, my group communication skills were dull. Mainly, the reason for all these misunderstandings was the multicultural background of the group. Since it was the first group assignment for all of us, it was hard to deal with this issue. Being from different counties and culture, such as China, Canada, Malaysia, Dubai and Nigeria, it lead to a language barrier making it hard to communicate freely the ideas between my fellow students.
According to Dr. Payne, many students of low income or poverty do not have access to formal register in the home environment and therefore, have a difficult time on statewide assessments such as the SAT and ACT. Students are unable to use formal register because they do not have the vocabulary
The system neglected to provide the basic requirements to its learners, such as on time delivery of module material. According to Thorpe (as cited in Olivier, 2016) advances in technology in open distance learning institutions have resulted in move from traditional paper based correspondence, to correspondence in an online environment. Despites such advances students still face problems such a venue changes at last minute, tutorials sessions occurring after assignments were due, the cancellation contact session and lack of response from the universities’ administrative department regarding poor service delivery (Ogina & Mampane, 2013). Students who attended contact sessions also felt that the tutors did not adequately prepare for the session, and as a result repeated what was in the module material. Furthermore students felt that tutorials held were boring, did not help students to understand the module, and were considered to be of poor quality.
It is expected that our findings will make a contribution to the facilitation of regional students lives in all means and will be useful for potential freshmen from different parts of our country who are thinking about getting higher education away from their hometowns. Current study were focused on WIUT, IUT and MDIS students came from diverse regions of
Abstract This literature review summarizes the challenges faced by student who study outside of their own country. Students who study abroad face challenges related to language barriers, social integration issues, and financial challenges. Regardless of these challenges, the growing number of study abroad students has created opportunities and benefits for institutions and students. These benefits include financial gains on the part of the institution, the opportunity for cross cultural understanding and global awareness for host institutions. Tertiary education is more than the next level in the learning process.