An article written by Sean Coughlan states that, “Pupils in England already get an average of 150 hours extra teaching per year than their Finnish counterparts.” Students in Finland do not receive homework, but their test scores are ranked sixth in the world. This goes to prove that all the extra homework US students receive is not beneficial. Finland students also spend less time in school than US students do. This goes to conclude that extra homework does not equal better test
New generation is tech-savvy, worldly and quick to move on. Our increasingly online world is on the rise in each sphere of life. Meanwhile undoubtedly English has become an essential part of this current era. Being an International language, English is the common language understood by everyone all around the world. The field of language education is changing at an ever-increasing rate.
Due to the ongoing immigration of various cultures, it is no wonder that the workforce has also become much more diverse in the last several decades. We now work side so many different cultures which can be quite interesting as we observe how our coworkers may conduct their duties differently and sometimes much better than us while also learning how we
Recent sociolinguistics have made a huge impact in the daily activities that we participate in, and in combining the use of language and in our social activities that we participate in. Using books and online sources by linguists like; Norman Fairclough, Megan Short and Lynne Young, I will critically look at the
As a direct result of the origin of these languages, however, they are usually used by members of the lower social classes of the societies in which they are used. The languages also tend to have many different varieties with members who are considered in the lower class expected to use the varieties further away from the European base of the language and those in the upper classes speaking the variety closest to the one spoken in Europe. This attitude continues to be a source of stigma for the many persons who still use the vernacular. Many persons who use the vernacular are said to feel insecure about their language and therefore may avoid situations where they have to speak publicly. Also, students often refuse to participate in discourse that requires use of the high language.
In my point of view, I have come to understand that there are many reasons and factors for the evolution of languages, however, I would like to focus on two main influential factors that have accelerated the process of transformation. First of all, in the present day, English has become a lingua franca after the colonial era; a commonly accepted language on a global scale. Before becoming the English language that we know of today, this language came about from the combination of many languages. Let us first move to the past. The origin of England came about after the settlement of the Anglo Saxons in Britain.
Print and Electronic media is refer to two different thing that are used to transmit and to deliver the information. We are living in a hastily sprouting and modernized era where technology is taking charge in every walks of our life. This technology may come with many advantages and disadvantages as well. Every improvement is due to rapid modernization, development of old management methods and the use of new technology to make things even better. The growth of modernization simultaneous increases the human exigency for knowledge.
This program in theory would very beneficial to a lot of English language learners but the way the course is set up the main focus is not teaching the students content rather than teaching them english. Due to this students are falling behind with learning and don’t have the same opportunities to do as well in school as non ELL students. The bilingual education system doesn 't offer English language learners the same opportunities english speaking students get, the standards for English language learners do not promote their improvement of content retention therefore causing lower test scores, a separation between peers and cause an inequitable system. Bilingual
Abstract This study is an attempt to investigate the impact of M.A English students’ ability to process some aspects of connected speech on their overall ability to understand naturally spoken English. The main concern is to evaluate the students’ performance in listening to the weak forms of grammatical words. Classroom observation will reveal that students seem to have problems in perceiving them as a result of the language teachers’ focus in teaching such forms on the productive level rather than on the perceptive one. Furthermore, these forms are seldom used in the speech of teachers and the students lack awareness and training. Through a listening test, we will try to depict the comprehension level of students regarding these forms and
Every year there are about four thousand words added to the English Dictionary (“30 Fun Facts”). With these new words being brought into the English language, words that seemed interesting at one time are now becoming familiar and tucked away as words already known and understood. With this in mind, it is important to learn more about the words in the English language that people do not think twice about while using. With the word sense, it first appeared in Latin and its meaning evolved throughout the years. Sense appears in the Bible, in Shakespeare’s work, and in other literary works.