Essays Tagged: "Second language"

An essay portraying a basic understanding of bilingualism in children, including definitions, adavantages and disadvantages, and critical ages in which learning is best.

a language other than English in their home. Numerous researchers agree that children exposed to a second language at an early age will naturally put both languages to use. Children will often go thr ... e to an ability equal of that of their monolingual peers. How well a bilingual child develops their second language can vary from a child who only knows a few phrases and some very basic vocabulary in ...

(2 pages) 106 0 4.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Cause and effect of bilingual education in early child hood

cultures. There are two ways bilingual education is used. One way is when English speakers learn a second language, such as Spanish, by being in a classroom where both languages are used to teach stu ... ndividuals learn English with the help of their native language. Both ways help individuals learn a second language more effectively and increase chances of retaining what they learn. Bilingual educat ...

(3 pages) 203 0 4.6 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Second Language Advantages. what are some important advantages to learning a second language and how can a second language be used

There are many different languages in the world, continent, and our country. Knowing a second language can give a person an edge in our multilingual world. This advantage could be used al ... n our schools.Today there are many jobs and occupations that either require or would benefit from a second language. Even simple every day jobs can profit from knowing a new language. For example groc ... an profit from knowing a new language. For example grocery clerks benefit from their knowledge of a second language by being able to help customers that do not no English and need help finding what th ...

(2 pages) 149 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Errors and error correction in teaching foreign language

a learner/student, the possibility of making a mistake is more present here than in other subjects; second language is a completely new world, with different rules, structures, devices. Equally presen ...

(3 pages) 67 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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

the first language, they were, for long, still open to much controversy in the application for the second one. In 1978, Catherine Snow and Marian Hoefnagel-Hohle carried out a study on the different ... efnagel-Hohle carried out a study on the different ability between adults and children to acquire a second language in terms of pronunciation, morphology, syntax and sentence judgement (Lightbown & ...

(9 pages) 203 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

American's Are Uneducated.

only Brazil, Texas also is a tough one. Do you wonder how many Americans own a passport or speak a second language? The numbers are astoundingly low. Especially when compared to the rest of the world ...

(3 pages) 122 5 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Personal Essay - English

at large. Last ofall, serving a mission for my church changed my view of the hispanic culture andmy second language, Spanish.I remember fondly my formative years with my mother. She introduced me tomy ...

(1 pages) 195 5 3.9 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

"Welcome to the Kingdom of Morocco" General information about the African country/kingdom.

nd Jews.The official language of Morocco is Arabic. Not only is it spoken by Arabs but it is also a second language to many Berbers. A large number of both ethnic groups also speak Spanish or French ( ... sist God, He Will Also Assist You.In Morocco, the literacy rate is a mere 50%. Since elementary and secondary education is free there, you might expect more. But, even though children are required to ...

(1 pages) 40 1 3.8 Jul/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language This was and Exemplification paper for ENC1101. The paper gives examples of situations in which speaking a foreign language could benefit someone.

cate with foreigners, within certain professions, can be very beneficial to one's career. Knowing a second language can also be useful in many everyday situations.Traveling abroad, with the ability to ... es even moving out of the U.S. to work on long-term projects, or run an over-seas branch.Speaking a second language can be advantageous in various, and often unexpected, scenarios. In the state of Cal ...

(2 pages) 79 0 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Personal Essay: Who Am I?

in the state of Michigan for only his advantage. He also wanted me and my older brother to learn a second language because he believed we would greatly benefit from this experience. My dad was right, ...

(3 pages) 161 0 4.2 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

A three pages essay on ebonics

ol district suggested that "ebonics," which is also known as Black English, was a genetically based second language. Since Oakland California's decision to allow the teaching of ebonics in its school ... job market later. In this essay, I will discuss the issue of whether ebonics should be considered a second language.The argument of ebonics advocates is that their unique programs will permit black ch ...

(4 pages) 64 0 3.7 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

Issues of Dual Language Program

et the language and academic needs in two languages. The aim of this program is not only to add the second language to the one the children already know, but to foster children's academic growth in bo ...

(2 pages) 32 0 4.3 Jan/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Master's educatiom Motivation

fession. My passion is create a reproducible way to enable students to acquire language skills as a second language. This will involveImmigrant English learning and the acquisition of Spanish. The mas ... sion. My passion is to create a reproducible way to enable students to acquire language skills as a second language. This will involveimmigrant, English learning and the acquisition of the Spanish lan ...

(1 pages) 35 0 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Why Not Support Bilingual Education?

States was designed for students who speak a language other than English, or English as his or her second language. This program has helped students to keep up with their academic works and to get th ... native language) and American culture (English language). For native speakers of English, knowing a second language means opening up their horizons to the richness of cultural diversity and becoming a ...

(3 pages) 97 0 2.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Studying locally and studying abroad

ls such as pronunciation, conversational skill, and writing skill. These are very important because second language skills give people a better chance of a job. On the other hand, people, who study lo ... e them to use foreign language, so their skills are not improved as much as people who study abroad.Secondly, studying abroad helps people gain more experiences than studying locally. Studying abroad ...

(2 pages) 63 0 0.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

My personal statement.

even abroad, before. We had never been away from our family before. We had never communicated in a second language before. We were a group of scared, inexperienced, timid kids. Each of us stayed with ... roduce myself. My name is Son, I'm sixteen years old." - I noticed that my voice sounded unusual - "Second, ...umm, I think I need some water..."I went to the food table and got myself a glass of w ...

(4 pages) 151 0 5.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

The Question of Language Acquisition (Lenneberg vs. Chomsky)

lly acquire language. 2 Moreover, there is a non-uniform success rate in adults who try to attain a second language yet children can obtain a new language a lot more quickly and sufficiently than adul ... dren forcefully support it.The Critical Period Hypothesis is further supported by experiments about second language acquisition. Lenneberg believed that "the language acquisition device, like other bi ...

(3 pages) 161 0 3.3 Feb/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Textbook evaluation of Pakistan studies book used in Pakistani schools

tbook can be seen as the window through which students come to know, little by little, their chosen second language and the wider context this language is used in.Textbooks cannot provide students wit ... ntial for students since their progress and achievement can be measured concretely when we use them.Second as Sheldon has pointed out that the students often harbor expectations about using a textbook ...

(15 pages) 55 0 4.3 Jun/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Describe the values and strategies you would adopt to provide an effective learning environment for primary school students who speak ESL.

hat the values and strategies adopted by the teacher will impact on the success or otherwise of the second language student.It is helpful to make an effort to develop some level of understanding of th ... ct, the strategies that teachers put in place to enhance the learning of students with English as a second language or dialect will stem directly from these values held. Some understandings about the ...

(3 pages) 130 0 3.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

How the use of a second language affects identity

e either for or against the premise that individuals lose touch with their identity when they use a second language. This essay will attempt to fortify the position against the premise in a systematic ... ggesting that identity is defined by the individual's first language and that the introduction of a second language would jeopardise the core identity, the influence of additional factors on identity ...

(2 pages) 58 0 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies