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Foreign Language

A foreign language is a language indigenous to another country. It is also a language not spoken in the native country of the person referred to, i.e. an English speaker living in Japan can say that Japanese is a foreign language to him or her. These two characterisations do not exhaust the possible definitions, however, and the label is occasionally applied in ways that are variously misleading or factually inaccurate. Some children learn more than one language from birth or from a very young...

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No Foreign Language

11/27/12 High School Foreign Language Each year, high schools around the country waste money on unnecessary foreign language programs. Although learning a second language can help get a job, or help adapt to a new country that doesn’t speak English, if there was a choice, most students would not choose to take a foreign language class. Also, most students who take foreign classes just to acquire the credits to graduate and usually do not even end up using the language later in life. If students...

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Foreign Language Requirement

Foreign Language High School Requirement A survey done by the Center for Applied Linguistics in 2008 found that "The findings indicate a serious disconnect between the national call to educate world citizens with high-level language skills and the current state of foreign language instruction in schools across the country"(Cal:Research). This is concerning as all of the competition for the U.S. is gaining a step and we're doing nothing . If the U.S. expects to continue to be competitive in the...

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Communication in Foreign Language Teaching:

it is between classmates or between the teacher and students. In order for a foreign language teacher to be successful in his or her profession, it is essential to use comprehensible, succinct, and informative oral communication. This use of oral communication is vital for the accomplishment of a foreign language teacher’s goal: for their students to be successful in learning to speak, read, and write in a foreign language. According to the online Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook...

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International Business

1 ------------------------------------------------- Top of Form Question 1 Marks: --/1 Parochialism is ________. Choose one answer. | a. recognition of diverse religious beliefs | | | b. a desire to leave one's own culture for a foreign culture | | | c. a tendency to view the world through a single perspective | | | d. acceptance of diverse points of view | | Question 2 Marks: --/1 ________ is a national culture attribute that places a high value on future occurrences...

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Studying in Malaysia Versus Studying Abroad: A Comparison

going back to hometown is a breeze in contrast with booking a 14-hour flight home when studying abroad. You know the language It’s your home turf and you speak the language. This is a huge advantage and often a bigger obstacle if students do not speak the foreign language when studying overseas. Imagine all the extra hours to learn how to communicate in a foreign language; on the contrary, here in Malaysia, students are able to invest the extra hours in their studies and enjoy quality time...

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Meeting Other Cultures

cases, the idea of travelling becomes quite exiting. However, one of the most striking difficulties people face when visiting a foreign country is to adjust to a new culture that differs markedly from their own. When visiting a new place and staying for a certain period, differences between cultures become apparent. Some people find it impossible to accept the foreign culture and to integrate, which seems to confirm the idea that they insolate themselves from the host’s country environment. As a...

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motivation letter

Motivation Letter Mariya Sultanova The University life is a time for new and exciting experiences as well as a time to explore diverse and innovative ideas. What could be better than traveling to a foreign country to learn about their ideas, history, and culture? I believe that getting master’s degree at Nanjing University of Science and Technology helps me expand my horizons and meet my career goals. To begin, the Chinese culture is an ancient culture of the world. It is more ancient...

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moving to a new country

America was very tough, but I managed it through. On July 3, 2003, at the age of 8, I first set my foot on the grounds of Dulles International Airport in Virginia. When I first arrived, my head was so confused with the foreign languages spoken all around me. The foreign language was English, because I did not know how to say any other words in English except the word “hi”. From the airport, my family and I were carried in a vehicle that I had never seen in my home country, South Korea. From there...

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Math: My Worst Subject

use math every day. At work, I have to turn fractions into decimals. I can figure out my change at the store. I am even getting through this Stats class. I just wish I knew exactly why I don't like math. It might be because it seems like such a foreign language to me. I can remember when I started learning math. I used to sit in my class and use my chisel and rock slate to carve the numbers so I could study them. Then I learned to take the numbers and add them and subtract them. Then I learned what...

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