The difference in the two is that although Amy’s mother did have a hard time speaking the language clearer that the average English speaker she was able to have a language with her family that was English but they had a certain bond with it. Richard Rodriguez on the other hand was told he had to speak English even with his parents but his parents were no more an English speaker than he; so, once he began to understand the language better and speak it with his parents, his parents were the ones
Bilingualism is a hot topic in California's political arena as well. The move to halt bilingual education is a prime example of this. Although a large portion of the population speaks a second language, such as Spanish, there are those who trumpet the benefits of monolingualism in schools. They cite the opinion that children will be confused in school and will not be able to differentiate between the two languages. The purpose of this paper is to explain the different effects that bilingualism affects cognitive processes, specifically language development.
WORKSHEET – UNIT 19 Task 1 – List the different categories of beginner students, giving a brief explanation of each: The absolute beginner A student who has no experience in learning the English language. The false beginner A student who has studied English in the past but has not retained or remembered much of what they learned. They will be able to string together a few simple sentences and that’s it. The adult beginner Highly motivated students who are learning English for their own reasons as opposed being forced to learn by parents or the education system. The young beginner These students lack motivation to learn the language but they tend to pick up the language easier than older students.
The Future of Students Equals Change in Everyone The American people make excuses over and over about why our children are struggling in school, but the true question we need to ask is: why aren’t we doing enough to make a change? A few years ago the elementary school that my children attend had implemented a dual language program. After four years, my children were fluent in Spanish. This program was doing so well, that ninety eight percent of the children in the program tested out gifted. Unfortunately somewhere down the line, the school board members at the district, and state level didn’t think the program was worth keeping.
But they are not very clever at speaking Kristang! (…) because their parents both want to speak English. I speak Kristang to them; sometimes they want to reply in English]. In other cases, parents had transmitted Kristang early in the informant’s life only to change to an almost exclusive use of English when the informant attended school. Both attitudes were common in the interviews conducted in 1980-81.24 4.4.
Yeshas V. Sagar Dr. E. Rhee English 711 April 23, 2013 Essay 3 (Final) The Bilingual education controversy in America Bilingual education is a form of education in which students are educated in two (or more) languages. Any educational system that utilizes more than one language is bilingual. People that would support bilingual education may believe that schools in America should encourage and work with the student’s language and culture. People that are not in favor of bilingual education, however, argue that a child’s ability to acquire English quickly is due to his inhibitions. In the essay “A Nation Divided by One Language” by James Crawford and “Viva Bilingualism” by James Fallows, they both claim that it is not necessary to declare English the official language of America.
On top of all this, there are students placed into classes that they are not properly prepared. This takes away from the teachers ability to teach the core curriculum. Many of these students come from other countries with English being their second language. How can we expect those students to keep up with the pace if they don’t know English that well? In addition many students have disabilities.
Philip Brown Professor Godbey ENGL 1301 2 July 2013 Bilingual Education Many children live in homes where the family speaks a language other than English as a primary language. They speak with their friends around the neighborhood in the same language. Yet frequently the only language class taught in many primary schools is English. In addition to this, many of these schools are underfunded. Studies have shown that beginning a well-planned bilingual education program before a child is five can have multiple benefits including delaying the possible onset of Alzheimer’s and enhanced awareness of and ability to manipulate sounds.
If students would start to learn a foreign language in elementary school they will be so little that they will not realize that they actually have to do work, and it is also easier for children at a low age to learn to speak different languages. I believe that students should be required to take a second language all throughout elementary school, junior high school, and high school because their job opportunity will be greater, it exposes young people to new cultures, and it enhances the academic skills of students. Pursuing this further, I believe that if one is fluent in more than just one language, one has a greater opportunity to be chosen as an employer of a successful company. It is definitely a plus if one knows a foreign language. Companies do not just look at the grades one had, graduating from college, they also look at other skills like their ability to communicate with others and if one is fluent in more than one language.
The education system has become a monopolizing subject across the United States. So many questions have been raised about what is good to teach, and how those subjects should be taught. Many schools are the pressure of bettering their education system, but tend to find they are also dealing with the trials of having to drop certain subjects in order to focus more intently on the ones deemed most important. Unfortunately, in today's society, the fine arts programs of the school systems have been neglected and even underdeveloped. What many educator's may not realize is that a well-organized and well developed fine arts program can be the difference maker in a child’s learning ability and capability.