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New Era University

College of Education

Awareness of the students about the History of English Language:

A Survey towards improvement

Mary Joyce R. Olaguer

BSEd- English

3rd year

English19-05(Remedial Teaching)

MWF 3:00-6:00 pm

Dr. Vivian Buhain

Professor

INTRODUCTION

The English language has its origins in about the fifth century A.D., when tribes from the continent, the Jutes, the Saxons, and then the larger tribe of Angles invaded the small island we now call England (from Angle-land). Old English, the language of the Anglo-Saxons, is preserved in Beowulf (c. A.D. 800). Middle English developed following the Norman invasion of 1066, exemplified in Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (c. 1400). Modern English, dating from the sixteenth century, is exemplified in the plays of William Shakespeare (1564–1616). From the time the Pilgrims landed in America (1620), the language began to take its own course in this "New World." Expressions like "fixing to," which had never been used in England, were "cropping up" (an expression going back to Middle English) in the colonial press by 1716.(Gale encyclopedia by U.S)

Nowadays some students have no background about the history of the English language, some students have the knowledge about it but there is a tendency that they forget it. There is a time that the English teachers didn’t include the history of the English language because the students show no interest about it.

The question now, does the students nowadays are ware about the history of the English language and what are the problems that they encountered in studying the history of the English language.

This study wants to describe the awareness of the students about the history of the English language towards improvement and to a meaningful learning.

STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

This study aimed to identify the awareness of the students about the history of the English language....

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