Essays Tagged: "First language"

Quebec, The Province, The People, The History

ian Confederation on July 1, 1867, as one of the four original provinces.The province of Quebec was first colonized by France and was formally acquired by Great Britain in the Treaty of Paris of 1763. ... in the Treaty of Paris of 1763. The mass majority of Quebec's population today use French as their first language. Beginning in the 1960s the Quebecois (French-speaking residents of Quebec) made stro ...

(2 pages) 191 2 3.7 Jul/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

France and its culture.

France is a unique country. With its romantic language, first of its kind art and architecture, and world known food, France is very far from an ordinary, r ... the Indo-European family of languages. It is know as the language of lovers. French is spoken as a first language by more than 70,000,000 people, mainly in France, then Belgium, Switzerland, in forme ... urope. The culture in France has extremely affected and influenced the entire Western world. France first received cultural preeminence in Europe during the Middle Ages. The Wealth of the French Crown ...

(4 pages) 111 0 4.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

"Gun control vs freedom", how Americans view their right to own guns; some web links which deal with various gun and crime statistics first language

since English is not my first language, I would appreciate some comments on grammar and spelling. In return I can help with ...

(5 pages) 238 2 4.6 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Bilingual Education in U.S. Public Schools 7-pages research paper

as prompted a great deal of debate among educators and policymakers. Bilingual education system was first introduced in the 60-th as an alternative way to solve social problems at the time when ethnic ... y to improve communicational and written skills in English while learning the new material in their first language, and to prepare them for an effective integration into American society through gradu ...

(7 pages) 537 0 4.1 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Which Factors Determine the Differences between Adults' and Children' s Ability to Learn a Second Language?

the affect of age on language acquisition. Although some of them soon proved their validity for the first language, they were, for long, still open to much controversy in the application for the secon ... ogically deduced that the acquisition of a second language is generally dependent on three factors: firstly, the capability and the effectiveness of the brain to "process" the information and the pron ...

(9 pages) 203 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Personal Essay - English

econd language, Spanish.I remember fondly my formative years with my mother. She introduced me tomy first language, English. She presented all the words which explained the worldaround me. Her lessons ... ly in Spanish but also inteaching. Consquently, an application and calling was extended to me by theFirst Presidency. I served in the West Spanish American Mission which waslocated in East Los Angeles ...

(1 pages) 195 5 3.9 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies


ts Celtic and Gaelic origins, which is the reason why it is often called the "Spanish Ireland." Its first language, Galician, is closer to Portuguese than Spanish.Galicia, being the wet, green corner ... ne comprised of empanadas, breads, pulpo, different varieties of calamares, and pescado.Galicia was first occupied by a megalithic culture which historians consider to have an oriental source that ori ...

(3 pages) 30 0 3.7 May/2005

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays


s student. A poor minority student may have trouble understanding English if English is not his/her first language or if English is not spoken in his/her home, and the teacher may have trouble underst ...

(7 pages) 162 0 5.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

To what extent do personal attributes affect Ways of Knowing and why, if at all, does answering this question matter in the first place?

e by someone who is strongly religious and strongly anti-communist.I don not consider that I have a first language since I speak English and Russian yet I am not fluent in either of them. This is my p ... achieved then already the world will become a better place to live in and as far as I consider the first people who have to do it are the presidents since I perceive them as the most ignorant people ...

(3 pages) 55 0 3.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Proposition 227- California Law

education has been a major topic of debate for many years. Should ELL students be taught in their first language? Will they learn English, or should they be put into English speaking classes? That ... y schools were to teach to ELL students. Before proposition 227, ELL students were taught in their first language and English was mixed in. The hope was that eventually the ELL students would be pla ...

(9 pages) 52 0 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Writing history

in schooling. I could imagine the root of my troubles of writing is perhaps that English wasn't my first language but my third. I was born overseas, Yokosuka Japan in fact. Nine months after I was bo ...

(3 pages) 43 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

Euro Disney - Case Study

5% following the June attendance announcement. In July, Euro Disney announced that revenues for its first quarter were $489 million; however, it would incur a loss for the fiscal year. The company bla ... mythology due to concerns that the experience would be too "Americanized"; although, French was the first language of the park. France's intellectual community voiced especially harsh criticisms. They ...

(7 pages) 198 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Importance of ethnic culture: How important are cultural roots for yourself?

s in life. One thing that is also very complex in the Hispanic culture is that most of the time the first language thought is Spanish and that can cause some controversy due to the fact that in the co ...

(3 pages) 65 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

My Autobiography

bout two years old so I can pretty much say that I lived here all my life. Chinese was actually my first language, but since I've been living here for so long, it seems like English is my first langu ...

(4 pages) 54 0 0.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing


ersities use TOEFL scores to fulfill the foreign language requirement for doctoral candidates whose first language is not English.The TOEFL test is given at centers around the world twelve times a yea ... nd improve your score.* Improve Your Scores...To improve your scores most, follow three suggestions:First, concentrate on listening, structure, writing ability, and reading, instead of on vocabulary. ...

(26 pages) 76 0 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

The Benefits of Learning English

ed countries such as United States of America, Britain, Canada and Australia speak English as their first language." Over 300 million people speak English as their first language. Estimates about seco ...

(2 pages) 61 0 4.3 May/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

ASL Vs. Oralism

lled Bilingual-Bicultural education, hopes to introduce congenitally born deaf children to ASL as a first language and follow with written English as a second language. There is not much focus on the ... and acquire it exactly as hearing children acquire spoken languages. (Solomon 42) By using ASL as a first language, students can express themselves at the same level as their hearing peers because bot ...

(7 pages) 46 0 3.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Plural Inflection

's thoughts. Every time we speak we are revealing something about language. Nonetheless, learning a first language is something most children do successfully, in a matter of a few years and without th ... prelinguistic stage, the holophrastic stage, the pivot-label stage, and the telegraphic stage. The first stage of language acquisition is the prelinguistic stage. This stage develop during the first ...

(5 pages) 26 0 5.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology


. The name Microsoft was created from a contraction of the word "microcomputer" and "software". The first operation is headquartered in Seattle and the first language that the company produced is Micr ... vince corporation of the nascent microcomputer industry's viability that help the Microsoft got its first contracts with Fortune 500 firms like General Electric, Citicorp, and National Cash Register t ...

(24 pages) 106 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

The issue of the L1 is fluid in many African societies. Comment on this in relation to a multilingual community like The Gambia.

ant benefits as we shall see later on in this essay.KEY CONCEPTSBefore going any further, we should first of all establish an understanding of some of the elements that I would be discussing. The firs ... e the L1 or that it is not constant.Another concept that we would be coming across is that of L1 or first language. First language (sometimes called native language, mother tongue, or vernacular) is t ...

(7 pages) 16 0 4.5 Jul/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies