Normandale Community College is planning to increase its parking space by 724 parking spots. According to the article, Normandale College has received the “approval of the Bloomington Planning commission to construct a 724-space, on campus ramp… a 76,000-square-foot Academic Partnership, which is to be connected to the existing Kopp Student Center” (Startribune). This is due to the fact that the enrollment of students at Normandale Community College has increased 10% since last year. Normandale is using the tactic of ‘education comes first’, without enough parking spaces students would have trouble getting to school on time and would also get students frustrated. Also, students have been complaining to Normandale Administrators to handle the parking situation and make it easier for them to find a parking lot.
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.
Everything academic revolves around the year-end state testing to the point that other subjects are usually neglected. Reading, math and writing are the main thrusts of schools, and are obviously important. However, critics state that children are not receiving well-rounded educations because of the emphasis on these subjects
The massive number of European immigrants that entered into America’s east coast from the late 1800’s and on forever influenced the growth and development of the country. Fleeing crop failure, famine, rising taxes, and land/job shortages, many immigrants journeyed to the United States because it was perceived as the land of economic opportunity. With hope for a brighter future, nearly 27 million immigrants arrived in the United States between 1880 and 1920. The majority of the immigrants entered through Ellis Island, leading it to become the gateway to America and become recognized as a national symbol. Many of the immigrants, not knowing the way America worked, didn’t stray too far from the East Coast and moved into areas filled with people of similar languages, traditions, and beliefs.
Leeban Ali March 28, 2012 As a student who attends high school I believe that cell phones should not be allowed during school hours! Also most of the students have it out and texting during class. Cell phones are becoming more and more of a disruption to the learning progress of students. This will have major affect on them in the long run because when it comes to tests and exams they won’t know what to do. People say that students can use their phones for emergencies at school but they can just make a phone call in the office.
Recently, English education is booming.Mainly, learners will go to English training agent to improve their English.Some people prefer learning English in China; whereas, some people choose to study abroad.While both learning English in China and learning English in Canada are effective ways to improve learner's English, a distinction can be drawn between them in terms of costs and oral English study. In China, students learn English in high school or university where they are given numerous multiple choice questions, but a little practice on speaking.However, it is also difficult for students to find partners to speak English with as most of their peers are dedicated to doing exercises in order to get good grades.Furthermore, there are very limited opportunities for students to acquire native English pronunciation because most teachers are chinese, and some basic skills such as the company reads will not be taught.Another aspect of learning English in China is the cost.Due to large capacity of English classes, institutions charge relatively few money for education.Furthermore, as English is one of the mandatory subjects, some parts of tuition are covered with governmental education fund.In contrast, learning English in Canada allows for better opportunities to learn and practice spoken English.Since students immerse themselves in the English Speaking environment, they are forced to use English at any moment.Even if they go shopping or travel around, they have to communicate with native speakers.On the contrary, native speakers who have the perfect accent are also useful models for English learners to imitate from.Another distinction is that learning English in Canada costs learners a considerable amount of money.During the period of learning English in Canada, students must pay much more tuition than studying English in China, as well as much living expenses
The young beginner These students lack motivation to learn the language but they tend to pick up the language easier than older students. The choice to learn the language is made by the parents rather than the student The beginner without the Roman alphabet Without an alphabet that includes the letter’s A through Z, this student will need help with initial literacy skills. A great deal of reading and writing practice is needed. Task 2 – How would you as a teacher adapt your approach to beginner students? If I was confronted with a class full of beginner students I would need to alter my approach to teaching.
Nowadays learning global languages like English started playing a crucial role in education and the question how to teach them effectively arises more and more among the teachers and second language scholars. Second language learning professionally called Second Language Acquisition in linguistics field is the debate of many people who believe in different theories as well as trying to discover the perfect conditions for learning a foreign language. The foreign language learning is much more complicated than the first language acquisition that is why scholars try to create the conditions in which we learn the mother-tongue and apply them to the second language learning for the successful acquisition to happen. Unfortunately, it is not an easy task and takes a lot of researches, time and as each of us is an individual there is no perfect recipe for the second language acquisition. Hence, year after year
When studying in a foreign country, language, homesickness, and culture shock are major factors with which international students deal. Going to another country with intent of studying is not an easy decision since it requires responsibility and interest. For students from collectivist cultures, leaving their family to earn their degree also requires a certain level of self-denial. Usually, students take the opportunity to go to study in different country because they are looking for a better chance in their life. When they leave their home country, they quickly start to have hard time.
Hypothesis: International students coming to the UK usually have a certain set of expectations accompanied by fears and hopes that are sometimes realistic and other times not. To identify these facts and know to what extend do these fears and hopes affect the student’s life in this country, we’ve carried out a simple questionnaire to gather information about how they deal with the cultural and social differences they encounter in the UK. It is important to know how international students accept and cope with their new lives in the UK as it usually affects their achievements and ambitions, their confidence and social activities, their morality and capacity to absorb information. We hope that we’d be able to unveil some helpful facts and information through this simple research. Methodology: To identify the kinds of fears and hopes international students have when they first arrive in the UK, we held a simple survey of fifteen participants, each answering a set of questions based on the common difficulties international students face abroad.