I have been learning English for more than 10 years, but have never realized that there are so many different techniques and approaches to teach English as a second language.
With the English language becoming increasingly employed by people throughout the world, other languages are being spoken less and will eventually cease to exist as English has dominated the globe on such a prodigious scale that there will be no need for other languages as every one will communicate in English.
Writer Dorie Clark for Forbes Magazine also supports this claim from an economic perspective, whereas English is seen as the global language of business as well (Clark)....
A Newsweek Magazine article, written by John McWhorter, ranks English as the world’s international language today and states it is likely to remain this way in the future (McWhorter).
Learning English as a second language is a barrier that must be overcome if the student is expected to progress through the American education system and can have definite impacts on learning all other subjects, because if the student doesn’t have a mastery of English mechanics it effects the ability of that student to master other subject areas due to the language barrier....
Leighton Rowell, a senior majoring in history and Romance languages, excels in the classroom, but her academic prowess has allowed her the opportunity to defend essays in Oxford, stargaze in Morocco and pray in the temples of Bali
The curriculum concentrates on the history and theory of film as an art form, exploring the medium through courses in several fields including comparative literature, English, Romance languages, and Germanic and Slavic languages. Additional courses are available that deal with acting, directing, and writing for the camera.
The study of English involves learning about language, history, usage, and the shifting cultural contexts within the English-speaking world. The English Department at the University of Georgia is a diverse scholarly community of over 40 faculty and 600 undergraduates who are committed to preserving, transmitting, and extending the rich cultural legacy of the English language. At the core of this mission lies the complex skills of reading and writing which help to develop critical and creative thinking, articulate self-expression, and a broad knowledge of literature.
A critical feature of modern economics is the growing number of companies that transact business through international channels. The Economics and International Business co-major at UGA provides opportunities for students to learn about these international business processes and economic institutions. Coursework topics include business environments, strategic management, international immersion, international finance, information technology, and foreign language. All students must satisfy an international immersion requirement such as a study abroad program, an internship in International Business, or additional foreign languages. (Refer to the Pre-Business major for information on applying.)
The major at UGA is perfect for students who enjoy reading and analyzing literature, but especially those curious about other languages and cultures with interests in global studies, international relations, or foreign language. The curriculum focuses on literary genres, periods, themes, and broadly on the materials of literature itself—structure, rhetoric, or language. Courses are offered in literature and culture of Europe and America, China, Japan, Korea, and East and West Africa with language courses available in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Swahili, Vietnamese, and Yoruba. Students are regularly presented with analytical questions such as 'What does the Japanese novel have to do with the English novel or the Russian novel?' or 'What connects literature with visual art?'.
We live in a global society where languages, literatures, and cultures intersect; it is more important than ever to broaden our scope beyond the English-speaking world. Comparative Literature is the study of common features in the literatures and traditions of more than one culture.
Among these methods are the Content-enriched English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction, the Cognitive Academic Language Approach (CALLA), and Sheltered content instruction....
English - the most important second language Over 700 million people in the world speak English and it is the international language of diplomacy, business, science, technology, banking, computing, medicine, engineering, tourism, and Hollywood films.