In the argument “Tapping into Text Messaging” by Janet Kornblum, says teens, techies and other early adopters leading the charge to text say it is a great way to communicate when they are too busy to talk or when making a call would be rude or impractical. Just like being in the class room when there is an important incoming call, texting back is a more necessary way to get back to the person instead of disrupting the class and wasting learning time. Texting only takes a few seconds to do and could turn a 10 minute phone conversation into a 1 minute conversation. Text messaging can easily be discreet while being in the class room if turned off or on silent. As long as the student remembers to do so, their phone will not cause a distraction in class.
Foreign Students have language difficulties in their classes Even though many foreign students can pass an English proficiency test to get into the academic because English is the international language, they have language difficulties to integrate themselves into the classroom and college community. Since English is the second language for them, most of the foreign students are not familiar to speak English fluently. Moreover, they have limited time to learn English in class, and they don’t have enough encouragement to practice English outside of the class. As an effect, the international students have difficulties to communicate in English in their college career. Therefore, the best way to overcome the language difficulties is forcing the students to speak only English in the class room, and joining college activities and conversation club to interact and practice with other English language learners and native speakers.
However, for an unskilled student writer, this is an excellent foundation; a start of a new challenge. For this reason I agree it is appropriate. “It is almost without exception, students who know the five-paragraph essay intimately are more prepared to take in the challenge of college level writing” .Of course writing an essay plays a big role in the college application process as well. Naturally, there’s no avoiding this form of academic writing as long as you are in school. Likewise for students who want to pursue higher education and choose to take a career in the field of writing, this basic writing skill is a useful tool.
Text messaging was used weekly with instructors and daily with peers. Instant messaging was used rarely with instructors but weekly with peers. Students rated text messaging as very useful and instant messaging as moderately useful for academic purposes. Key reasons cited for using both text and instant messaging included saving time, resolving administrative issues, convenience and ease of use. Text messaging appears to be the preferred mode of communication for students with respect to communicating with both peers and instructors.
In this course of studies I have learn the fundamentals of the communication process and applies them to personal and workplace relationships. I understand the elements of communication, Human Communication, Self Perception Communication Language, Listening, and Nonverbal Communication. Working in groups and communication with each other and solving problems in groups. Communication is a great course to take because I was real shy in front of an audience, but now I am a lot more comfortable. So this class really helps me out and opens my speech out a lot better.
Teachers have deducted points, drawn red circles and tsk-tsked at their classes. Yet the errant forms continue. ''It stops being funny after you repeat yourself a couple of times,'' Ms. Harding said. But teenagers, whose social life can rely as much these days on text communication as the spoken
SMS users learn that the ways in which they text takes on particular social meanings, signifying different aspects about their individuality... The writing/texting process itself is considered creative, as it is most definitely not a simple or basic concept when it comes to selecting the right characters to express yourself, especially within the short word limit given. After analyzing data and text transcripts, it has become evident that the majority of teenage texters use phonetic spelling on a day to day basis to represent themselves and their personality within a virtual environment. Teens feel as though using simple or standard English words is ‘dull’ and ‘boring’, so by adapting words to fit their own liking and individuality, they are creatively embodying
She tested 243 UK primary schools, high schools, and university students to see if grammatical violations made when text messaging impacted their ability to know and use correct grammar in other circumstances. Her 2014 research found evidence that texting was a reason of grammatical decline. Dr Kemp suggested, people who are confident with spelling and grammar may be more expert in interpreting new ways of writing, from the shortening of words to emoji. "I think it's just another example of any kind of anxiety about technology, but this is very clearly a different way of writing," she said. "It is people adapting."
They practice saying their parts of the interview over and over again because they try to record an excellent conversation without mistakes. They hear their own discussion on the device and judge for themselves whether to repeat it or not. Recording themselves on the iphone/mp3, the students develop an individual responsibility for improving their skill of speaking. Most of my students record fluent interviews and they are very satisfied and proud of their final product. Some of the interviews I hear on their device and the others are sent to me via mail.
HOW TO IMPROVE OUR SPEAKING IN ENGLISH Elif Büşra TUFANER İNÖ 128 ACADEMIC WRITING AND REPORT WRITING Instructor Ela AKGÜN ÖZBEK ESKİŞEHİR Anadolu University Faculty of Education April, 2012 How to Improve Our Speaking in English Unfortunately, speaking English is not good enough in Turkey. Although most of the students know enough grammar rules, almost all of them can’t explain themselves while speaking. As a student in ELT, I have troubles in speaking too. I can solve most of the grammar problem, but I can’t speak English very well. But we should improve our speaking if we really want to learn English properly.