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    States (U.S.) education system, Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were designed to create clear and consistent benchmarks to ensure that all learners, regardless of where they live, graduate with the identified 21st-Century Skills needed to succeed in a global community ("About the Standards | Common Core State Standards Initiative", 2016). According to the CCSS site (2016), as of August 2015, 42 states, the Department of Defense Education Activity, the District of Columbia, and four territories have voluntarily adopted the CCSS in English Language Arts (ELA)/literacy and mathematics. However, since the adoption of CCSS, concerns have been raised among teachers, community members, and other education leaders regarding federally mandated content, implementation, and gaps in student achievement; particularly for diverse populations (Issues in K-12 Education Case Study Document 1, 2014). CCSS has affected what and how school teach, and the arts, in particular, have been downgraded because of the reform’s focus on ‘college and career readiness’…

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    But when entered high school, I had to bury deep in a dream of becoming a doctor. When initially entered high school I decided to take English language education at state universities. The first semester of grade 10, I struggled to get any credit, and the result is not bad for starters early in high school. I think getting a good value it takes hard work, effort, and perseverance. I think the first start of the semester in grade 10 teachers if given value is difficult, but indeed we must…

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    increasing concern about the interaction of different languages on an international scale. While many aim to preserve minority languages on cultural grounds, language is also an economic asset. Rogerson-Revell (2007), of the Centre for English Language Teacher Education and Applied Linguistics at University of Leicester, acknowledged that English is now largely accepted as a lingua franca, used to communicate internationally, and originally spread by commerce. A lingua franca is, in the…

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    The permeation of English language, not only in term of geographical extent but also the domains it covers, has sparked controversy about its potentially imperialist quality. Modiano (2001) refers to linguistic imperialism as a process in which prescriptive norms of English language serve to undermine cultural and linguistic diversity of non-native English language speakers (NNES). However, recently, researchers have shown an increased interest in the concept of English language as a Lingua…

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    During the era of NCLB, many states implemented English-only high school exit exams, which made English-only education the de facto language policy in American schools (Menken ch. 5). Under the still-developing ESSA guidelines, states are encouraged to implement exams in languages other than English; however, the law does not mandate the states to do so (Strauss). Regardless of whether translated exams are mandated or not, they offer no assistance to those whose native language is not offered as…

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    After the case of Maria Mendoza being fired for speaking Spanish, a conflict arose in society: should American schools offer bilingual classes for non-English speakers, both English and non-English speakers, or no bilingual education? Bilingual education creates an opportunity for all students to gain a second language, improve their chances in the work field and immerse themselves in a different culture. Some parents want their children to receive the opportunity to learn a second language…

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    1.1 Background “ Of all language in the world today English deserves to be regarded as a word language. It is world’s most widely spoken language. It is the common means of communication between the people of different nations. One person out of every four on earth can be reached through English… In India, English continues to be the medium of instruction in school, colleges and universities, and is also the language of administration. These words written by C.Paul verghese successfully…

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    Language is the process with which people communicate, encoding and decoding information to connect, understand, and create meaning of one’s environment (DeVito, 2009). Language is never devoid of cultural or social influences and behaviours (Caruso, 1997; Green, 2006; Emmitt, Zbaracki, Komesaroff & Pollock 2010; Gee & Hayes, 2011; NativLang, 2013), it is a “cognitive phenomenon…a set of rules in our mind that tell us how to speak”, (Clark, 1996, as cited in Gee & Hayes, 2011, p.6), and a…

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    lessen the communication barrier, issued Executive Order 13166, requiring “Federal agencies to examine the services they provide, identify any need for services to those with limited English proficiency (LEP), and develop and implement a system to provide those services so LEP persons can have meaningful access to them.” (Justice, 2000) This executive order only serves as a temporary fix towards helping non-nationals communicate with the Federal government. Government agencies such as the…

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    diverse. In fact, there are 171 living languages being spoken in the Philippines today. However, these languages do no merely reflect governmental and educational policies. The current constitution of Philippines states that both Filipino (Tagalog) and English are the official languages of the country. The concept of what language should be used as a medium of instruction is an occurring debate in the Philippines then and now. In this paper, you will see how the English language adapted in the…

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