The Bilingual First Language Acquisition

Children who learn two languages at the same time are categorized under the bilingual first language acquisition (BFLA). One of the concerns that educators and researchers have concerning BFLA concerns the patterns of grammatical development for each dialect. The concern is, at the initial stage, the young people may acquire...

Verbal Expression: Term Definition

Introduction People used verbal expression of their thoughts since ancient times to understand each other. The languages appeared in different areas and in different times, developed, changed and now people may use their languages to express their thoughts. Main body Languages of different countries differ, and it is impossible to...

Grammar Articles in the English and German Languages

Introduction English and German languages come out of one language group, so there are some similarities in the grammar of these languages. German and English have articles, they have similar verbs (have – haben, to be – seen). The word order in English and German is the same. But there...

Pros and Cons of Learning English as a Second Language

Introduction Studying languages is a great work which directly takes into account the work of memory in its ability to associate signs into difficult non-linear structures with the purpose of making some common notes in comparison with the native language. It is not a great secret that, as a German...

The Importance and Advantages of Multilingualism

Introduction The study of multilingualism was very limited for a long time since the focus was mostly made on the study of separate languages, their grammar, and phonological peculiarities. Nowadays, due to the rapid development of the integration process and the introduction of the World Wide Web, the population on...

Deaf Children Language Acquisition w/out Support of Exposure to Culture

Introduction The relations of human beings within the society have always been rather controversial. To a great extent, this is because of the variety of people’s abilities and disabilities and differences in their physical and mental characteristics. People able of less things have always been discriminated by the society and...

Analysis of Inaugural Speeches

A speech by presidents has been a source of great interest as they demonstrate the epitome of public speaking. The inaugural speech of the President is addressed not only to the crowd present or the Americans but to the whole world. This essay analyzes the inaugural speeches of President Obama...

Analysis of a Sample of Spoken and Written Discourse

To begin with, in this task we are to analyze two types of discourse: written and spoken. In order to do it successfully, we should, first of all, make two notions clear: “discourse types” and “discourse analysis”. A. Georgakopoulou and D. Goutsos suggest the following definition of the term “genre”...

“Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood” by Richard Rodriguez

Introduction This story is basically a retelling of something that happened to the author when he was younger. Instead of being just about a specific event, the story focuses on how the author’s bilingual education affected his development growing up. Throughout his essay, he tries to show that this education...

“Discourse” by Theo Van Leeuwen

Orientation The chapter “Discourse” is taken from the book “Introducing Social Semiotics «and is written by Theo Van Leeuwen. The author has made a great contribution to the development of the student’s abilities to develop apply the acquired knowledge to analytical thinking as well as to communicate effectively. In addition,...

Future Status of English

Language is the main means of communication. People understand each other, express their thoughts and emotions, exchange the information with the help of language. There are a lot of different languages in the world. Different nationalities have their own languages. The tradition to know more that one language appeared many...

Effective Listening Skills

Introduction Effective listening refers to the ability of an individual to take in information from other sources, synthesize it, infer and interpret to his or other people’s benefit. It is essential in that one adopts listening skills because people are often more focused on what they are saying than on...

Controversy of Bilingual Education

The United States of America is one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse countries of the world. People from all over the globe come to the United States with the hope for better future of their children. Historical inflow of immigrants created a situation in which bilingual education has...

Critical-Period Hypothesis

Introduction Critical Period Hypothesis (CPH) refers to the biological facts for which any first language is unable to acquire after a precise age. However the facts of learning second language acquisition (SLA) contrast sharply with those of first language acquisition (FLA) for many reasons. One of which is the attainment...

Critical Strategies for Reading

The row of procedures that help to get the slightest idea and analyze the author’s approach and the message he brings through the artistic text is called critical reading strategies. First, let us think it over, what the reading is for? What intentions should it call in our minds? The...

Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol Lesson

The first stage of a successful SIOP lesson is to define content and language objectives that students had to understand (Himmel, 2012). The observed lesson was focused on studying nature and natural phenomena; initially, the teacher listed several objectives that the class had to achieve. These objectives included learning new...

Language Barriers in Foreign Military Schools

Introduction Language barrier is a typical problem for a person who gets into a foreign country or the environment where people speak a language foreign to him/her. Without knowing the language of people one has to interact with, it seems to be impossible to communicate one’s ideas or even to...