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  • My First Language Experience Essay

    The most memorable moment I had encountered that challenged my ability to read or write was when I first started learning English. I moved to America when I was eight, I did not understood what was happening at the time and was just going along with whatever my parents were doing. Of course I was confused as we were moving and staying in a new country. English became my second language and at of an age of eight I understood I needed to learn English in order to adapt into this new profound culture. Yet, English was not easy to come by as it was a completely new language and new subject. However, I had many helps from my family, friends, teacher, books, and even television was a big help. The earliest memory I can hold of me learning English…

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  • My First Language Analysis

    to learn a new language, which is English that I was certainly bad at, meeting people I can’t even understand and that would make fun of me because of how I speak, and just being afraid of my surroundings. It was a whole another experience that I had to face. I’m full Filipino born and raised in the Philippines so my mother tongue or my main language is Ilocano but I knew how to speak Tagalog as well. I speak these languages along with my family while having conversations and being here in…

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  • The Linguistic Theories Of Key First Language And Second Language

    The linguistic theories of key first language (L1) and second language (L2) acquisition theorists, researchers, and practitioners such as Chomsky, Krashen, Asher, Cummins, Chamot, and O’Malley will be discussed in this essay for the purpose of providing a base of understanding in which an educator can appropriately and adequately apply these theories and facilitate learning for English Language Learning learners in K-12 classrooms. Linguistic Theories & Theorists Several L1 and L2 linguistic…

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  • The Tower Of Babel: The First Universal Language

    Confusion, English? A Bavarian priest tried to create the first universal language in the year 1880 and he called it Volapük. A language that was taken from the existing French, German and English, and was difficult to learn. It consisted of odd sounds and case endings similar to Latin. It did not take long before a new language emerged (McWhorter). This new language was a blend of words from India and Europe. It became known as Esperanto. Regardless, of this fact Esperanto was not universally…

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  • The First Pedagogical Obstacle In Teaching A Language Essay

    Stimulus The first pedagogical obstacle in teaching a language is the motivation that drives the student, and the effect that motivation can have on the student (Yu, 2014, p. 24). Yu’s research identified that “learning motivation is one of the most important factors influencing learners’ success or failure in language learning. “A foreigner attending the University of Tennessee’s English Language Institute who is in his or her 30’s has different motivation than a 19-year-old person attending…

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  • How Did My First Language Change

    As one of the first member of my family who goes to college, things have changed over time. My story begins at a young age but, since then I see how things can changed in a small amount of time. I was 11-year-old when I moved from El Salvador to the United States. And it was the first time I saw, that things were going to changed. I came to the United States without knowing how different my life was going to be and all the changes that were about to happen. When I came to the United States I…

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  • Personal Narrative: My First Language Acquisition

    I remember what Pre-K was like. Imagine little Elvia. She 's at St. Edwards Catholic Church and School. She is quiet. Her first language is Spanish and it is what she speaks at home the most. She understands English because it is what her father speaks, but she doesn’t speak it much. She listens to the kids and teachers around her and eventually catches onto the language a little more. She hates the English language! Fast-forward. Now she 's at the end of kindergarten. In order to pass onto…

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  • Person First Language Reflection

    Person First Language Reflection 1. What concepts did you find interesting or important from this article? I think the most important message that the article brings out is we need to treat the people who have disabilities as people like everyone first, but not as their medical diagnoses. They are the unique individual, they are a group of people that use their bodies in difference way, and they share the same rights as everybody. As people who don’t have disabilities, we shouldn’t use any…

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  • Do Children Learn Best In Their First Language As A Basis For Bilingual And Multilingual Education

    best in their first language as a basis for bilingual and multilingual education. Studies indicate that six to eight years of education is necessary for the development of literacy and verbal proficiency required for secondary school academic achievement. Empirical evidence suggests that the ability of a child to learn a second language does not suffer if the primary language used for instruction in the entire primary school is the first language. The fluency in mother tongue lays a special…

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  • Bilingual Education Argumentative Essay

    program longer than they are supposed to and lose their native tongue. There is also a group of people who state that bilingual education is great, but has some negative aspects to it. For example, some parents might want to enroll their child in a bilingual program, but the language…

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