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  • Analysis Of Aria By Richard Rodrigria

    Richard Rodriguez believes that the Americanization of a bilingual child will result in their public gain. “Aria” by Richard Rodriguez is a heart-wrenching piece of writing about the full Americanization of Rodriguez resulting in his native language of Spanish being forgotten and the full submersion into the English language. Many of the events Rodriguez faced in his life are present to many other bilingual students’ today. These events that bilingual students’ are facing will strongly influence…

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  • The Controversy Of Establishing English As A National Language

    English is the National Language Language is something that is inherent in every culture. The words might be different, but the purpose is the same: communication. Can you imagine what it would be like if you couldn’t communicate with anyone in the country that you live in? We use language every day, but have you ever thought about how important and powerful language really is? In America today, there is much debate on whether a national language needs to be established or not. Opponents say…

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  • Essay On Home Language Survey

    The school that I decided to do my EL service paper on is San Juan Unified School District which served in Arden-Arcade, Carmichael, Orangevale, Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks, parts of Rancho Cordova, and parts of Sacramento. In their district they value diversity and it is a valuable asset that strengthens and enriches their community. EL students belong to their community and it is their mission to educate and inspire EL students to succeed. EL students are placed into their neighborhood schools.…

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  • Papa New Guinean Language

    Kassie Tulenko In Kulick’s article “Anger, Gender, Language Shift And The Politics Of Revelation In a Papa New Guinean Village” he focuses on a synchronic view of culture and language in Papa New Guinea to argue for broader diachronic shifts. Kulick describes two languages, Tok Pisin and Taiap, and speakers’ use of code switching between these languages to index gender, intelligence, and sociability. The men use the formal language, Tok Pisin, which indexes education, Christianity, and progress…

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  • Theme Of Earphones In Fahrenheit 451

    There are many symbols and meanings in “Fahrenheit 451”, the author uses these symbols to get this point across in an informal manner. There are three particular ones that the author uses that really stick out. One example of this is the earphones, Montag uses his earpiece to communicate with the hidden English professor Faber (pg 90). These earpieces are a symbol of the future of technology and what is to come of future generations. In the story, “Fahrenheit 451” Montag describes the earpiece…

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  • Importance Of Speaking English Essay

    English is the bread winning rather prestigious language. It penetrates every nook and corner of the world. The necessity of English is enormous. One cannot deny the usages of English Language in India. In the recent years, most of the young parents send their children to English medium schools knowing the importance of English. English is indispensible in the life of Indians. Scrase remarks that “English is recognised as an important global or international language essential for professional…

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  • English In Bollywood Case Study

    Research Question 2? Why English is used in Bollywood films? 1.The role of English in India and the world After India gained independence, the status of English was regarded as the equal importance of second language in India, particularly in education. It is even perceived as a preference for the instruction medium in school which enjoys the higher status than Hindi medium schools. Furthermore, English has been widely spoken by middle or upper class. In the 20th and 21st century,…

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  • Analysis Of Mother Tongue By Amy Tan

    In Amy Tan’s essay, Mother Tongue, Tan discusses her struggles growing up as an Asian-American born to Chinese immigrants. She examines certain aspects of the language she speaks and writes, against the language her mother speaks and writes. Amy has a keen grip on “proper” English, most likely due to her being raised in America. Alternatively, Tan’s mother speaks in fragments of English due to her being an immigrant who fled China’s Cultural Revolution (Amy, 1990). Tan realises her different…

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  • Bilingual Education In Singapore Case Study

    The spread of English across the world have resulted in overtaking or replacing of other languages. In order to maintain the usage of these languages, many efforts were implemented. This was evident in Singapore where the overemphasis on English has led to children frequently using English at home thus decreasing the usage of their Mother Tongue languages (MT), such as Mandarin, Malay and Tamil (Bolton & Ng, 2014). Hence, Ministry of Education (MOE) implemented a MT approach, also known as…

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  • The Politics Of Navigating The English Language Analysis

    The politics of speaking English well While reading Stephen Grootes’ article, “The politics of navigating the English Language”, I became increasingly annoyed. In a country with 11 official languages why are we overly concerned with how well people speak English? Grootes’ article looks at prominent political leaders and how they fair when presenting themselves in English. The unintended consequence of writing such an article is that Grootes appears to be an elocution “Nazi” rather than a…

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