Teaching and Learning a Second Language in the Philippines
– … Andreea and Adela (1995) concluded in their study that learning the English language plays a critical role in the international economic success of an individual thus; the person becomes marketable and has more choices as regards to career. The need to be proficient in the use of English among non-native speakers has become a global phenomenon (Vizconde, 2006). Durano (2009) claimed that English language has become a common denominator between nations across the globe. Kosslyn and Osherson (1995) defined Language acquisition as the process by which humans attain the skill to differentiate and understand language, as well as to construct and use words and sentences to communicate….
Should the United States Make English the Official language?
– According to the 2011 census, over 20.8 percent of the United States population spoke another language other than English (www.us-english.org). Language barriers, cultural differences, and immigration have been a part of life in the United States for decades. Language is considered a vital tool in the construction of someone’s identity and an expression of culture. In the last 200 years immigrants have chosen to make the United States their home, but some proceeded with caution by slowly adapting to the English language and culture….
Effective Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners
– Introduction English Language Learners (hereafter referred to as ELLs) currently comprise 10% of the total school population in the United States (National Center for Education Statistics, 2005). It is a population that is going to continue to increase in American public education and their specific needs for learning literacy are of great importance to teachers. Since schools and teachers are increasingly judged based upon the academic achievement of students, then the success of the growing population of ELLs is going to be increasingly important….
The Use and Misuse of Academic Words in Writing by Andrea Marie Cons
– In her article “The Use and Misuse of Academic Words in Writing,” (2012), Andrea Marie Cons compares the writing of students who are developing their English language skills to those who are not native speakers but who have reached a level of proficiency such that they are no longer grouped with second-language learners. While it is true that language is something learned over a lifetime, as new words are invented and new meanings are given to old words, Cons focuses on so-called “academic words” which serve as more enduring markers of academic achievement….
The Need for Bilingual Education
– In the fifth fortnightly review, I will be discussing on the needs of bilingual or English as a second language (EAL) pupil. This refers to learners whose first language is not English and comes from a diverse cultural, linguistic background and with little or no educational background (Ofsted, 2012) The EAL pupils experience barrier to their learning due to English language not have been their first language or have limited English, or considered Bilingual pupils. In addition the school provides a specialist EAL supports for the pupils, through practical activities, to make sure that cognitive and language learning takes place….