When I came to know that I have been asked to take English remedial class, I was a bit mad at first, but then I thought that this class would make me better. I view remedial classes as practice, very much like professional athletes view training, because the best athletes practice to become better. As well, once students complete a degree with finishing the English remedial and begin seeking employment, they will find many companies emphasize good communication skills. So, It doesn’t matter if you know everything or nothing, what matters is that you benefit in every class (even if it’s a remedial). Soon, after my graduation I will be joining my dad’s business.
This is my first year in the ESL class of Essex County College. I have learned many things in my ESL 103/104 class. But there are things I`ve done well and wrong. Also I would like to evaluate this year in terms of how I improved my English skills (speaking, writing, reading and listening). Most of the things I've done well in this class.
In speaking to other ELL students whose home language is different, ELL students, use English but due to the students’ limitations in their English proficiency, they expose each other to more broken English I will value the instructional power of a word wall by frequently utilizing, maintaining, and updating it.All too often, secondary educators miss important opportunities to build the literacy skills of all students. This is especially true in
How does David Crystal win over so much logic and emotion from his audience? Do the rhetorical tools that Crystal uses aid in his overall success of the argument? Crystal is the author of many books on language such as “The Gr8 Db8” which discusses text language and its impact on society. The author’s undermined approach is shown through historical context, statistics and pathos to effectively reveal the mass spread of English, and the potential impact it will have on the world. Crystal connects with the audience to make them realize that something as simple as the language we speak, could have more of an impact on the world than ever imaginable.
It was conducted in 50 countries and some of the results were actually surprising. It of course showed anti-American sentiments are on the up swing which is no big surprise, but what was surprising was the fact that the desire to learn English was also on the up swing. One of the questions asked on the survey, “Children need to learn English to succeed in the world today” was met with overwhelming concurrences in Vietnam, Indonesia, Germany, South Africa, India, China, Philippines, Honduras, Japan Nigeria, Uganda, France, Mexico, and Ukraine. To immigrants, the results come as no surprise because they know how they must conform to succeed in today’s
One of Mr. Bostwicks many mantras he has us memorize is something I think really helps me and it goes a little something like this “ words make up phrases and clauses, phrases and clauses makes sentences, sentences makes paragraphs, and paragraphs makes composition.” Altogether I give mister Bostwick my SEAL of approval. I think I have done something pretty amazing in this essay I have summed up my high school English career into a 2 pages. I have had my troubles in the past. I have my troubles now. I have had a great year with Mr. Bostwick.
Going into AP English class, I knew there would much to learn and that I had much room to grow. After looking back critically over the work I had done throughout the first semester of my junior year, I realized that I have already come a long way. After looking back at the comments Mr. Murphy had written about my writings and the notes I had made to myself, I noticed that my conclusions, thesis, organization, word and verb choice needed work. In contrast, some positive aspects about my writings were good insights, citations and flow. When looking back on my old free responses the reoccurring weaknesses were my conclusions and thesis statements.
This course is allowing me to experience a variety of writing thanks to the multi-genre assignment. This assignment was my favorite and I am sure that applies to many. It was nice to sit back and ask myself what am I getting out of English 111? Again, this is an experience that no other English class has given me so it really opened my eyes. I really did not know it was possible to convey the same overall idea in two completely different ways.
we speak English. Nevertheless, the English language is one of the more difficult languages to learn and I can understand why many immigrants may feel overwhelmed and intimidated when faced with learning a whole new language. This is why, I believe, the U.S. should implement a required program specifically designed to aid incoming immigrants in learning English. This would especially be constructive for those entering the workforce and will absolutely have a positive effect on the future of those that complete the program. Although, at this point in time, the United States does not have a National language I still believe a helpful program should be put into action.
The conventions of college writing are very complex and if professors are more helpful and patient with first year students as they learn academic discourse, students will be better prepared for all future academic endeavors and they will have a better opportunity to strengthen and develop their voice. David Bartholomae, author of Inventing the University, is a professor who writes about the struggles that students face with transitioning into college level writing and learning to write with authority in academic discourse, all while maintaining a unique voice. I agree with Bartholomae’s views on the subject and his arguments are very valid because he speaks from the status and