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  • Spanish Language Reading Comprehension Strategies

    Phonemic awareness skills transfer more easily if the languages have similar alphabets, roots, orthography, and phonemes (Moughamian, Rivera & Francis, 2009). Moreover, Spanish language reading comprehension skills tend to enhance English reading skills because students use comprehension strategies they already know from their native language. The same alphabet is used in both languages, with Spanish having only one extra letter (ñ), and accents marks. Teachers can emphasize both the similarities and the differences between Spanish and English (Calderón & Minaya-Rowe, 2007). They can point out differences in pronunciation and sounds of certain letters, teach students Greek and Latin cognates in English, and identify false cognates. Because Spanish and English have many cognates in the vocabulary of academic disciplines, this process is helped by highlighting Greek or Latin cognates, e.g., “la biología” and “biology.” Teachers can highlight differences in word order, syntax, morphology, and sentence structure, spelling, and phonology. Supporting Social and Academic…

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  • George Orwell Politics And The English Language Summary

    Summary of “Politics and the English Language” by George Orwell Orwell immediately addresses his concern for the decline in the English language. He calls it “ugly” and “stale.” This decline in language induces “foolish” thinking, which, in turn, leads to more ugly language. It is a vicious cycle. However, Orwell suggests that this is a reversible process, considering there is enough people willing to get the job done. He then goes on to explain exactly what the “ugly” modern language is. It…

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  • Case Study: Disruption Of English Learner And Context

    Disruption of English Learner & Context I decided to report my linguistic case study on a coworker who is learning English. Since I teach at an immersion school with a bilingual elementary program, many of my coworkers are learning English as a second language. I work closely with the second and third grade Spanish teacher and it is my second year working with her. Janet is a female, adult, Columbian native Spanish speaker. She has lived in Georgia near the metro Atlanta area for almost two…

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  • Pure English Essay

    nobility and ruling class. Prior to the Norman Conquest, Latin was the language of the learned, and Loyn details that the priests that spoke mostly English were described as “rustic” while those that understood Latin were “uplandish” (Loyn 3). However after the conquest, educated men pursuing recognition would speak in Anglo-French. When Anglo-French gained popularity as the sophisticated language it started being used in trade (Loyn 4). Immediately following the Conquest, English was the…

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  • Beowulf As A Translation For The English Language Learners

    In order for English Language Learners to effectively ascertain the language, it is important that those students are exposed to linguistic input they can understand. In a text such as Beowulf, it is mandatory that a simplified version of the text is provided to English learners because of the already complex nature of the original text. Beowulf in its aboriginal form, Old English, is too far removed from the Modern English Language spoken today. Not only must we provide a translation for…

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  • Importance Of Essperanto In English Language

    that invented languages for many purposes. Esperanto is a universal language invented by Dr. Lejzer Ludwik Zamenhof in 1887 through a book called Lingvo Internacia. Dr. Zamenhof is a Russian physician who was seeking a cmmon denominator for different nationalities of the world to communicate with each other. Esperanto is considered international auxiliary language which intends not to replace ethnic languages but to serve as an additional, second language for all people. Esperanto is most useful…

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  • Essay About Vietnamese Culture

    Culture is an important factor that my parents hold highly of and felt that my siblings and I should learn every aspect of it. Growing up, my siblings and I attended Vietnamese classes where we learned how to read and write Vietnamese. Vietnamese is not that hard to learn because the letters are similar to those in the English language, but the difficulties was in the accent marks on the words. A wrong pronunciation of the word meant another word. For example, the Vietnamese word for dad is ba,…

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  • Essay On Diversity Of Language

    In contemporary America, the diversity of language has undoubtedly grown in prominence, as communication has continued to develop, and cultures have continued to intertwine. With countless forms and types of languages existing in the modern society, many have inevitably learned to speak and adapt to the common language that is English. While it would often be highly beneficial to learn that common language, in regards to opportunities for success, it is also true, however, that if one decides to…

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  • Phonological/Phonemic Awareness Assessment

    2-3 incorrectly so I concluded that part of the assessment. For the phoneme substitution section, Steven answered the first question, changing fog to dog, correctly. He then got the next two incorrect, which lead me to conclude that section. In looking at Steven’s responses I would start instruction working on phoneme blending. A possible activity for phoneme blending would be using duck lips and phoneme stomping to help students hear the separate sounds in the word. Reflection The five…

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  • The Byzantine Empire: The Greco-Roman Civilization

    Greco-Roman civilization. Hippodrome was a term in Greek culture for the stadium used for horse and chariot racing. The largest Hippodrome of the ancient civilizations was the hippodrome of Constantinople. This stadium was simply called “The Hippodrome” and was built from 203 to 330. The Byzantine Empire used language as a massive tool to preserve and spread the culture of the Greco-Roman civilization. The empire itself used the Greek language as its official language. In addition, an…

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