Lingua franca

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  • Learning English As A Second Language

    Learning English as a second language is very challenging, but not impossible. As it is the way in any type of language, mastering the English language requires frequent reading, talking, and writing. As a freshman student at Tennessee State University, I am taking the English 1010course, and I have been studying and preparing for thecourse very hard to achieve the highestgrade possible in the class. This commitment demandsplenty of time and hard work. It also requires a diligent…

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  • Picture Vocabulary Test

    Introduction Latinos account for 16.5% of the United States population, and are the fastest growing minority group. In 2012, the population of Latino children was 24%, and is expected to increase to 36% by 2050. Children who identify Spanish as their first language (L1) and English as their second (L2) are considered dual language learners (DLLs), and these children will enter preschool in the process of developing both languages. DLLs also account for 30% of Head Start programs. Unfortunately,…

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  • Compare And Contrast Mother Tongue By Barrientos And Amy Tan

    Se Habla Espan᷉ol and Mother Tongue Tanya Maria Barrientos and Amy Tan are similar but also contain some key differences. Barrientos and Tan are children of immigrants that are ashamed of their families heritage. Although Barrientos and Tan were raised within different cultures, they are both ashamed of where they came from. As Barrientos says, “I wanted to call myself Latino, to finally take pride, but it felt like a lie” (631). Barrientos wanted to speak her native language, which was Spanish…

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  • Amy Tan Ethos Pathos Logos

    There are many people who can’t speak proper English, maybe because English wasn’t their first language. Or simply because they didn’t grow up around it. In the passage Mother-Tongue by Amy Tan, Amy wants to let the audience know about another language. This is another language that she speaks people refer it to as “broken” english. In her passage she uses some rhetorical strategies such as pathos, logos, and ethos. Amy Tan only speaks from personal experience. Her mother is a Chinese, Native.…

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  • English: The Loss Of Language In The English Language

    English is one of the most widely spoken languages, along with Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese and French, respectively. There is no doubt that it has found its way into numerous countries. However, there is a difference between etymological mingling and lingual domination. I strongly disagree with the notion that everyone, in every country, should learn English. This suggestion seems almost barbaric and hateful. Globalizing English would demolish not only the history and culture of other…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Mother Language

    2015 In today’s society some individuals think it is okay and do not find fault in comparing ones language skills and abilities to their own. Even if every country has its own method of communication. Others however seem to believe that by doing this they are doing native speakers a favor. In the essay “Mother Tongue,” Amy Tan discusses her situation of letting society influence her thoughts of language. Myriam Marquez in “Why and When We Speak Spanish in Public,” discusses using her native…

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  • Bilingual Education

    Bilingual Education Is Detrimental to American Society. As America rises to be an extremely multicultural nation, it is inferred that as a nation, educating immigrants in the english language is beneficial, however accustoming to various languages is destructive to the standard tongue used. Bilingual education has been a major aspect in the history of the American education system. However, bilingual education has become a less used term due to the disloyalty it brought over the course of…

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  • My Writing Philosophy

    MY EVOLVING PHILOSOPHY OF TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE WRITING It is the writing that is considered as an important surviving skill in the new era in this globalized world (Yunus, 2016). Therefore, the methodology along with pedagogical philosophy of teaching writing was undoubtedly received greater attention than what we had expected. More evidently, more and more studies has been devoted to aforementioned issues such…

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  • Mak Raff Multilingualism Analysis

    My mother had to put me in school, find a job, living situation wasn’t so great she had to find a house, it was just an abundant of work that she had to get done and on top of that she is trying to learn a new language. There are many Multilanguage organizations for people who are in my mother’s situation since my mother had not mastered the English language, she needed a helping hand, having someone to translate important documents, give suggestions on where are the finest places to stay, eat,…

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  • Imperialism And Linguistic Imperialism

    A feature of English that makes it different compared with all other languages is its global spread” (David Crystal). This quote from David Crystal expresses how much is English dominant and it could to the term Linguistic Imperialism. At first I would like to define, what linguistic imperialism means and how it is explained, then I would like to define some other important terms connected with linguistic imperialism. Linguistic imperialism, sometimes called language imperialism, can be…

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