Essay on Teachers vs. Software, Jobs in Language Education

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A teacher is a person that demonstrates how to perform particular tasks, directs you on

the path of endless possibilities, instills morals along with integrity, and reveals a wondrous world

of learning. Methods of comprehension are changing with every increasing minute. In the 21st

century education has a higher demand and one of these demands are a second language. In

the Ridgewood School District, in Ridgewood, New Jersey, school officials are electing to

substitute educators that administer foreign languages with a learning software Rosetta Stone.

On September 13, 2009 a news article, circulated in the New York Times, by Winnie

Hu journalist, discuss the importance of teaching a second language, but also
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This foundation would best be absorbed by a figure that every child has

always embraced knowledge from, which is a teacher. The use of technology is great to

enhance learning techniques, but teachers should administer lessons to children, especially

when introducing something new. "Computers are now a fact of life in American schools although

accessibility and instructional use vary widely. The introduction of computers into classrooms has

brought both blessing and burdens to both teachers and students."

The drop in the current economy has resulted in cuts in many areas of education and

many school districts have considered eliminating the program completely. "Advocates for

foreign-language instruction would like to see lessons integrated into the core curriculum rather

than treated as electives easy to ax at budget time." It seems the economy has and will continue

to force the programs out of many schools districts. Superintendent, Phillip O'Reilly of the New

Hartford district in Connecticut states, although it was a very painful decision, it was because of

the budget why Spanish was remove from their third and fourth grade classes. The thought of

reducing or eliminating foreign language for the curriculum has appalled many from parents to

educators. Rosetta Stone is described as "The best technology-based solutions for learning

languages." They offer learning software for over 30 different

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