Besides his age, he is also immersed into a foreign land and language. The author has taken only a month of French in New York before enrolling in school in France. He is distressed about how fluent his new classmates, who are also foreigners, appear to speak French naturally while he is struggling. “Sounded to me like excellent French” the author describes his “young” and “well dressed” classmates’ speech. Making things worse David’s teacher is more like a drill sergeant as she “marched in” and starts to take command.
Many teachers do not like “catching plagiarists and bringing them to academic justice.” As she states, it is not hard to just cite the author that originally had the information you are using (Bojar). Plagiarism is becoming a big problem in the school system. Many students do not understand what needs to be cited and what does not. The school system should teach students the proper way to cite, and they should teach them that copy and pasting is not writing a paper. According Bojar to students at the community college have a hard time juggling classes along with his or her family and a job.
The uneasiness the “n-word” creates in class is important because it causes teachers and students to face the word and discuss their feelings about it, which is an important conversation. Ignoring the word or choosing not to read it because it is offensive and people are too uncomfortable to read it gives the word more power. To take away this power, we must acknowledge the word which degrades its offensiveness and helps people deal with it. “The understandable discomfort the word “nigger” causes students and teachers is a part of a conversation; part of the point of reading that book in school is to have
The different students attending the French class have different nationalities, creating a diverse and interesting environment: “we learned that Carlos, the Argentine bandonion player, loved wine, music, and, in his own words, making sex with the womens off the world”. The teacher of the class has a rough and straightforward way of teaching, not afraid of shaming a student in front of the class. At times, the teacher is unpredictable and abusive: “(…) to spend time in the presence of a wild animal (…) we soon learned to dodge chalk and protect our heads and stomachs
My understanding of the term TRANSITION is: This is the process or period of changing from one state or condition to anther. A) Transitions commonly experienced by most children and young people: A common transition that most children and you people experience is moving schools/college. This transition may be daunting for the child or young person as they may be leaving their best friend behind. This could be because they are going to different schools/colleges. This could also make them very anxious as it is a new environment for them.
Multilingual As the world becomes increasingly more global, people more and more are learning other languages to which they are not native to. They are becoming multilingual and moving to the country to which the language they are interested in learning. David Sedaris is such a person; in his essay “Me Talk Pretty One Day” he wanted to be more fluent in French so he moved to Paris. Even though he had a difficult time learning the language that he thought he knew a lot about, when he took it in New York City. Even though his teacher was ruthless when it came to criticizing his French, he did not give up and studied harder and took those criticisms as a motivation.
The students showed this by becoming “listless” during his stories. His tone and words were always picked with sarcastic criticism, too; for example, “I don’t mean to be polite or impolite, either. I guess it’s a sort of way I have, of saying things regardless.” (Cather, 245). I think Paul used this to separate himself from the rest of the dull crowd around him. Paul hated his surroundings, he felt so disgusted by it all that he presented himself in the most obnoxious way; hoping that some day those around him would grow to appreciate his distinct
Why I Hate English Class (essay one) In a lot of countries, school is taken very seriously and teachers are looked at as the people trusted with teaching others what they need to know to enter the world. Many may say some classes are more important than others and some may like one subject more than another. This could be because it’s too hard or the class may be too boring. But the reasons I hate English, are the long drawn out essays, the thick novels we are always assigned to read, and the ever-changing rules to how the English language is spoken and written. The long essays are the first on my list to explain why I hate English so much.
What they're doing, how they're doing it. Not knowing causes discomfort and it brings anxiety to people because they do not know what to expect. In both short stories "The room" and "Battle Royal" the protagonists discover that at any moment an unexpected event can happen that will change the way a person thinks on how much control they have over their lives. Even though the narrator in "Battle Royal" learns this lesson because of racism and the narrator in "The room" learns it because of the place where he works, they both come to understand that nothing they do is certain and not everything that happens is under their
Unfortunately, when trying to learn foreign language much later than our first language, the process seems to be more complex and takes a longer time. There are many different reasons for learning a second language. Many people learn it because they immigrate to different countries and English is needed there for communication, business or educational purposes. Not surprisingly, some people study English without an important reasons as in today’s world it is very common to be able to communicate in more than just one language. 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.