Why English

Author: Pauline Bunce
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1783095865
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This book explores the ways and means by which English threatens the vitality and diversity of other languages and cultures in the modern world. Using the metaphor of the Hydra monster from ancient Greek mythology, it explores the use and misuse of English in a wide range of contexts, revealing how the dominance of English is being confronted and counteracted around the globe. The authors explore the language policy challenges for governments and education systems at all levels, and show how changing the role of English can lead to greater success in education for a larger proportion of children. Through personal accounts, poems, essays and case studies, the book calls for greater efforts to ensure the maintenance of the world’s linguistic and cultural diversity.

Words on the Move

Author: John McWhorter
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1627794735
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A bestselling linguist takes us on a lively tour of how the English language is evolving before our eyes -- and why we should embrace this transformation and not fight it Language is always changing -- but we tend not to like it. We understand that new words must be created for new things, but the way English is spoken today rubs many of us the wrong way. Whether it’s the use of literally to mean “figuratively” rather than “by the letter,” or the way young people use LOL and like, or business jargon like What’s the ask? -- it often seems as if the language is deteriorating before our eyes. But the truth is different and a lot less scary, as John McWhorter shows in this delightful and eye-opening exploration of how English has always been in motion and continues to evolve today. Drawing examples from everyday life and employing a generous helping of humor, he shows that these shifts are a natural process common to all languages, and that we should embrace and appreciate these changes, not condemn them. Words on the Move opens our eyes to the surprising backstories to the words and expressions we use every day. Did you know that silly once meant “blessed”? Or that ought was the original past tense of owe? Or that the suffix -ly in adverbs is actually a remnant of the word like? And have you ever wondered why some people from New Orleans sound as if they come from Brooklyn? McWhorter encourages us to marvel at the dynamism and resilience of the English language, and his book offers a lively journey through which we discover that words are ever on the move and our lives are all the richer for it.

Homonyms

Author: Robert Christman
Publisher: Barbed Wire Publishing
ISBN: 9780971193055
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Homonyms are words that are spelled and sound the same but have different meanings. Vocabulary, writing practice, and language arts concepts

Creating a Formula for Success

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Since Regents exam graduation requirements were implemented in 1999, dropout rates for English language learners have risen in New York. This document reports that English language learners enrolled in English as a second language (ESL) programs have higher rates of success on the state tests. It recommends recruiting and retaining certified ESL teachers, expanding professional development, and assigning the most experienced teachers to the lowest performing schools.

Why Work When You Can Teach English

Author: Ian Lees
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483558916
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ian Lees was a TEFL teacher in Europe and the Middle East for the better part of a decade and only had himself to blame. Why Work When You Can Teach English? is his attempt to blame everyone else. Why Work When You Can Teach English? is one teacher’s journey through the world of TEFL - Teaching English as a Foreign Language - from training and the realities of the classroom, to colleagues and the schools and other forces that guided the author's life as an English teacher abroad. It describes the circumstances that led him and others into TEFL, the fortunes and misfortunes that kept them in it, and the path that took him out of it, casting an eye along the way on the nature of the English teaching business itself.

Why Do English Learners Struggle With Reading

Author: John J. Hoover
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506341357
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Make the right instructional and eligibility decisions to help your English Learners! Do your students' reading difficulties reflect language acquisition issues or a learning disability? Now in an updated second edition, this essential guide helps educators make informed choices about strategies and services to support English Learners, and includes: Nine common misconceptions that can lead to wrongful placement of students in Special Education A new chapter on evidence-based practices for success in teaching reading to students learning English Appropriate techniques to use when assessing students for special education Expanded coverage of Response to Intervention to include a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS)

Why Do English Language Learners Struggle With Reading

Author: Janette K. Klingner
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452293945
Format: PDF, ePub
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Make appropriate instructional and eligibility decisions for English language learners! This research-based guide offers educators and service providers proven methods for determining when ELLs are having reading difficulties that are related to language acquisition and when students’ performance issues might be linked to learning disabilities. The book provides an overview of the language acquisition process and outlines: Assessment techniques for identifying learning disabilities and measuring proficiency in English Instructional tips for working with ELLs who struggle with reading A multi-tiered, data-driven intervention model to assist in determining a student’s learning needs The role of Response to Intervention (RTI)

The Historical Reason Why

Author: Robert Kemp Philp
Publisher: Hardpress Publishing
ISBN: 9781290058308
Format: PDF, ePub
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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.