In school, Richard spoke English, but as soon as he got home, Spanish was the language of choice. This had a positive and negative effect on him. By speaking Spanish, it helped Rodriguez preserve his own culture, but as a disadvantage, it yielded his learning of English. A few times Richard heard his parents speak English, but that was only in public. Rodriguez felt safe in his Spanish speaking home because it was familiar to him.
My third difficult was the first time when I saw a book in English here in this country. I remember I could not understand anything in the TV, magazines or newspapers. I think that my ages slow me down in the language process. Age is very important to learn because when you are young the brain is brand new and like a sponge that catches everything. Julia had this advantages and that’s why she learned faster and better than me.
The dropout rates are astonishing and the report goes on to show that amazingly these children are given almost zero help or encouragement when it comes to getting any sort of assistance with their language skills. Grants in the millions of dollars range were eventually given for those who needed assistance with language problems. In the end it was not just the non English speaking students that were given assistance, but also the English speaking students that were also learning a second language. In The Pros of Bilingual Education (Maceri, 1999) out of Denver, CO the importance of bilingualism is looked over greatly. The fact that they are talking about doing away with the programs in all is what I find to be, quite shocking seeing as I took Spanish growing up.
My Firsts Days in U.S. When I first came to U.S I was 16 years old. In the beginning of my new life in U.S was a little frustrating because of the language. For me was a very difficult thing and even now it still is. And in the following paragraphs I’m going to tell you some of my experiences on my first days in U.S. As soon as we came to U.S my mom told me that I have to start the school but she said “don’t worry the school is bilingual, they going to give you the classes in Spanish and they going to teach you English too” so I didn’t worry.
He thinks bilingual programs are a disadvantage because they don't help students ﬁt in, instead of just letting the kids learn amongst other kids and feel socially accepted. This is signiﬁcant in multiple ways because it can be applied to many students situations where they are brought up and completely raised in an indigenous language household. ! ! Rhetorical Devices/Figurative Language & Effects: Rodriguez uses anecdotes in order to portray how his personal families became responsible for the way that they used language and how it affected the development of his family’s identity.
Through his narrative, Richard Rodríguez makes a convincing argument against the implementation of affirmative action, even as one who stood to benefit from the program. When he was very young, Richard Rodríguez immigrated to the United States with his family to live in a predominantly white-Anglo, middle class neighborhood in Sacramento, California. Rodríguez’s parents were poor, but what money they could scrape together they used to send their children to the local Roman Catholic elementary school, Sacred Heart. Rodríguez knew less than 50 words of English at the start of his attendance in school, leading him to be introverted and shy in class. He rarely spoke, and finally, after 6 months had passed with no improvement, the nuns from his school came to his home, asking his parents to speak English with their children around the house.
Instead, they favored a form called “English Immersion”. On CQ Researcher, a mother named Miriam Flores tells a story about her daughter who goes to school in the border town of Nogales, Ariz. Her daughter speaks fluent Spanish and went to school where she had to learn English. Miriam said her daughter was doing very well in her first two years in school. However, she began having difficulties in her third grade.
Nicholas Johnson examines all the pros and cons of full-day kindergartens. He found that some critics believed that kindergarten classes had no written curriculum, and the teachers were more like daycare providers. On the opposing view Nicholas Johnson also found a hand full of critics that said there is an additional education benefit to having more time with kindergarten students. The third article, “Perspectives From An Educator: All Day Kindergarten” examines the effects of the student and the needs of the parent. Lori Skurka believes that all-day kindergarten is to better prepare students to succeed.
Fredrick O.Adeyemi Eng 102 The Consequences of Adopting a New Language The text Hunger of Memory by Richard Rodriguez is an autobiography about his path to education in the United States. He uses educational challenges facing immigrants and the consequences these may bring to explain the difficulty of his transition from speaking Spanish to learning and speaking English. His parents teach him Spanish which is his first language, although he lives and attends school in America. However, he has to learn English. His parents are Mexican emigrants who are fluent in Spanish and rarely speak English, so they have difficulties communicating with their neighbors.
Assessment Task 2: Case Scenario Essay Due date: 16/05/2014, 4pm Weighting: 40% Length and/or format: 1750 words Purpose: To consolidate students’ knowledge of psychological constructs crucial to working within the allied health arena. Learning outcomes assessed: Learning objectives 1,2,4,5, and 6 How to submit: Online via the LEO website. A dropbox will be set up for each tutorial group. Return of assignment: Assessments will be returned online within 3 weeks of submission. Assessment criteria: A detailed marking rubric is included in Appendix E - please use this rubric to assist you to structure, develop and present your essay.