Acquiring a first language is different from learning a second or third. This difference is augmented when a person gets older. The ability to acquire a second language seems to become a little more challenging for teenagers and adults. This can be explained by understanding the neural mechanism responsible for language, the motivation involved in learning another language, and the techniques used to learn. Motivation plays a key factor in how fast and thorough a person learns a second language. For example, living in a foreign country is a good element that motives people to learn another language because it helps newcomers to fit in a new culture. The language represents a key of integration . It helps immigrants to communicate with native speakers, to get a job and being successful. In my point of view ignoring the language of the new country represents a big handicap for immigrants; for that reason, they are most of the time rushing to learn the new language. I remember when I started to take English classes in Algeria , I was not motivated as I do in the U.S. because I didn't feel the necessity to learn it immediately. But, at the present time I got more willpower because it is very important for my integration and without it I can not get education from college. So, the motivation plays a big role in learning a new language. The person who learns language because he/she need it to achieve goal learns it faster than somebody who learns it just for pleasure. The learning process of second language acquisition is filled with different methods and approaches that can make it more enjoyable and memorable. It's important to note that the choice of a method of learning has a big influence on how fast and efficient the language can be assimilated. I think that practicing with native speakers is the best way to learn how to speak correctly; i noticed that immigrants who work in favorable environment, where are in close contact with Americans, learn English faster than others. Moreover, some computer programs are very helpful to improve the language such us Rosetta Stone , that teach the right pronunciation, and help with vocabulary. I
WOODVALE SECONDARY COLLEGE
Year 11 English Course: Assessment Overview
2A: Language and Action
2B: Language and the World
This year you will be required to complete the two, 16 week long semesterised units listed above.
Your assessment is based on your class and homework (70%) and your exam (30%). Assignments cover all areas of the syllabus – fiction and non-fiction, non-print media, oral language – but the areas of assessment are weighted as you can see by the table below.
Department of English
Spring 2014 Course Descriptions
89S. Imagining War. Instructor M. Maiwald. WF 8:30-9:45
In this course, we will consider how the experience of war has been represented in American fiction, non-fiction,
and film. We will investigate how attitudes toward war have evolved throughout American history: our timeline
begins with the Civil War—the traumatic event that birthed the modern American state—and ends with the recent
conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. In particular…
English Language Admission
English is the primary language of instruction at UBC. All prospective students are
required to demonstrate a minimum level of English before they’re admitted.
to meet UBC’s minimum English Language Admission Standard
for an undergraduate program. If you do not meet this requirement, you may be
interested in one of our
academic English development programs
There are nine ways to meet this requirement
1. Complete three or m…
21 English Fundamentals
Prerequisite: Acceptable level of skill as demonstrated in the English placement
process or satisfactory completion of Reading 20.
Advisory: Reading 25.
Lecture, 3 hours.
Note: This course is offered on a PASS/NO-PASS basis only.
This course focuses on the fundamentals of academic reading, writ
ing, and critical thinking. It reinforces basic skills such as the cor
rect use of punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure. Students
What I Learned As a Teacher
When I first started teaching the AP English Language and Composition course 11 years ago, I added more nonfiction to my lesson plans. Still, during those first years, I persisted in teaching much of the fiction (and even some poetry) I had taught in the past, adapting my presentation of the works to suit the AP English Language course. It was a natural approach for me because fiction had been the focus of my academic life. In addition, the AP workshops I attended in…
certification that a student has completed a
course. At BGHS, we have whole (1) credit courses and half
(1/2) credit courses.
Semester---One of the two divisions of an academic year.
1st semester--the start of school to winter break (August – December).
2nd semester--after winter break until the end of the year (January – May)
Prerequisite—What is required before you can take a class
Transcript---A student’s academic record.
Core Courses—Academic courses recognized by the NCAA
Research and Writing Class
February 5, 2013
Upper Darby High School
Upper Darby, PA 19062
ELL PEER TUTORSHIP
As a student of Upper Darby High School, I suppose it is a responsibility to introduce the idea of being an ELL Peer Tutor to other students at Upper Darby. It is the most amazing experience I have ever had through my years in High school. The acronym ELL stands for English Language Learners. It is a course that entails tutoring as the…
YOUR GUIDE TO STUDYING AND LIVING WITH EMBASSY
3 Your Course
5 General English Intensive 28
5 General English Intensive 24
5 General English Standard 20
5 Exam Preparation – IELTS
6 Course Progress
7 Completion of Course
18 Self Study
20 Student Services
21 Social Progam
11 Your Homestay
Insurance – OSHC
Terms and Conditions…
Higher level. Minimum scores of 5 in English and Maths at Standard level.
BTEC, Access & other: BTEC National Diploma DDD. Access to HE students are eligible to apply for this course.
5 GCSE grades A* - C to include:
GCSE Maths – grade C
GCSE English – grade C
2) Economics and management
UCAS Code: LN12
A Levels: AAB (340 UCAS points)
IB: 35 points. Minimum scores of 6,6,5 at Higher level. Minimum scores of 5 in English and Maths at Standard level.