(Tan, 2006, p. 20). This evidence supports my claim since she explained how Mrs. Tan 's version of English was what taught her to understand the language. Amy also said, "That was the language that helped shape the way I saw things, expressed things, made sense of the world" (Tan, 2006, p. 21). Without Amy learning the descriptive language that her mother used, Amy would be less expressive of herself and not as vocally involved in the
Achievement VS Ascription An achievement culture is based on how well someone performs whereas ascription is based more on the person’s background, connections or what they ‘do’. In China, guanxi plays a very important role in Chinese culture – it’s not what you know but who you know and this could have resulted in JPM’s princeling hiring practices. It was crucial that their organization knew and had connections with the ‘right’ people so that they could progress in the business developments in China. (Luthans & Doh,
There are Spanglish, Hinglish, Singlish and various others. The -lish language has become popular in the Anglophone world. Countless countries mix English with their own language, that is how the -lish language begins. As any other language, the -lish language has its pros and cons. This essay will discuss what the pros and cons are of the -lish language.
Chinese government implemented series of social programs in order to sustain rapid economic growth. As of today, China made a huge progress in poverty reduction. According to government estimates, the world poverty level has fallen from about 30 % in 1978 to 3 % today, and only rural and minority areas poverty still remains as issues. Chinese government initiated the project that is based on
“ As Hong Kong has been a meeting place of Chinese and Western culture since the middle of the nineteenth century….” (Pennington 146) The main reason why did English became one of the core languages in Hong Kong is because since it seemed like inseparable of Hong Kong from the British rule even though Hong Kong is already part of China. Even though the most spoken language was cantonese, the written language was English. Also the communication between the government was also spoken in English. There was too much influence in the British that help Hong Kong to be as successful as now. Speaking of language, British has also changed Hong Kong’s culture as
Although Arabic is considered the official language of the United Arab Emirates, English is the most commonly used because it is simply the one language that allows all expatriates to communicate. Dubai and the UAE in general, have a huge number of foreigners coming from all over the world for various reasons. Indians and Filipinos are some of the most familiar faces in the country, and they have brought with them the gift of language. As a cause of this, Tagalog, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali and many more languages have flooded the region and created multiple mediums of communication, and the only language that binds them all together is English. Therefore, everyone begins to speak with one another in English, and slowly the mother language fades, or worse; it becomes broken.
The ability to speak or write two languages well is called bilingualism. In terms of schooling, bilingualism has two somewhat different meanings. In a country like the United States where English is the national language, bilingualism, and hence bilingual education, means teaching English to those who were raised using other native languages. The purpose of such education is to assimilate these people into the mainstream of the nation 's economy and culture. On the other hand, there are nations such as Belgium, Canada, and Switzerland that have two or more national languages.
True that we have local language as our own, but in the same way. On the communication for business, we need to help to bring the middle language to make it easier for communication. We need for instill, speaking, reading and writing in at least one language in the universal language, such as United States, Australia and Singapore. Bilingual education is necessary for our self and our parents, such as education, work, live and life, and bilingual language have an advantage over than some people who get one language, and most of parents want their child to learn in bilingual language. Why bilingual education that necessary for children?
Viorica Marian says in her article (‘The Cognitive Benefits of Being Bilingual’) that “We are surrounded by language during nearly every waking moment of our lives. We use language to communicate our thoughts and feelings, to connect with others and identify with our culture, and to understand the world around us”. I believe you act and think in a way in one language and some other way in the other one. For my generation it’s easier to think in English because we are being surrounded by this language everywhere we go: music, movies, books and so many others. Also, it’s easier to express something in English because there are no expressions alike in our actual language.
Since young, I have been learning English and it is my main language because I practice it for various purposes. It is very applicable in Malaysia, a country that consist multiracial population where I often communicate with others in English. Hence English is widely used. Having a Standard English allows writing formal letters and typing official documents to be a lot easier. Following, English will be used as an example to explain standardization process.