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
Although growing up with English as a second language, literacy is needed in order to move on and succeed. Kids in America whose first language is not English do not all start reading as quickly compared to those whose is. Reading comes as a struggle for some, not because they cannot
Honors english has helped me with many things; for instance, it has helped expand my vocabulary. It has also helped me learn how to sort evidence and claims efficiently, which was challenging.When I was in normal english I felt like I wasn't able to show my full potential, But with my teachers help they were able to get me into the honors program. I am a hardworking student that has passion for reading and writing. As we get grow up our vocabulary needs to grow with us. I know that normal english could offer some new vocabulary but it won't be able to challenge me.
. To be bilingual means to be fluent in two or more languages. English is the most widely used language in the world even though more people speak mandarin. By being known as ‘the world language’ it proposes the idea that everyone should have basic knowledge
Have you ever had that weird situation where you needed to sign something but you didn't know cursive, because it was not taught in your school? Cursive really should be taught in schools, but only to a certain degree. Kids should be taught to read cursive and to write their name in cursive, but not how to completely write in cursive. Cursive is faster and neater than normal printing. Studies show that people who write in cursive have more active brains, than those who do not.
Introduction: For my research paper, I would like to explore more about the importance of speaking more than 2 or 3 languages, and why is it difficult for an adult to learn a new language. First of all, a child can easily learn new languages easily, but it's different with adults. Not only do children grow and develop at extraordinary speed, but they learn new information quickly as well. I usually ask myself this question, why is it difficult to learn a new language the older we get? Grown-ups tend to treat language like an object, something you learn about rather than as a skill, something you do.
I prefer to sign with my classmates, but when they talk to me speaking is faster for me to respond rather than writing my response or signing it. It is difficult to stop because English was my first language and I am so used to using it in every other class. Breaking the habit of talking is possible, but it is a challenge because I am not as used to signing as I am speaking. By choosing to sign more instead of talking you show improvement in ASL because you can naturally and instinctively respond to others in ASL
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. Another reason for the spread of English is economics. By being the global political and military superpower, Britain and USA also became the leading trading nations and many countries and territories needed to learn English in order to trade with them. The USA is currently a major trading partner with almost every other country of the consumer economy. This explains why in many countries, English is a compulsory subject in all levels at school.
Language is something that separates humans from animals. The ability to teach language, to use language for entertainment or deception, and to learn more than one language are qualities unique to humans. Consequently, there is great emphasis placed on speaking languages well. There are many benefits to speaking more than one language that span across several aspects of life, such as increased mental flexibility, better memory, better selective attention skills, more job opportunities, and increased empathy. Yet, the teaching of foreign languages in the American education system leaves American adults lagging behind their European counterparts when it comes to language proficiency due to the fact that America does not typically begin language
In P.E I think I am doing good but not so bad because y times when I am not in the mood to do something I dont unless someone pushes me to do better. I think I could have a good grade in p.e because I change and do the excirse right and just struggle with running. I should start changing more often to have a good grade. In algebra 1 I feel like I am doing much more better. I am getting better grades.