The French Presence In North America
1,085 wordsThe French presence in North America was spearheaded by the exploration of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the great river leading inland by Jaques Cartier in the 1530 s. The English immediately contested the French claims on the grounds that they conflicted with prior English claims dating from John Cabot's landings on the east coast of North America in 1497, thus setting off a struggle which was to dominate the history of the region until the Treaty of Paris in 1763. The first French settlements ...
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The Effect Of Technology On English
1,247 wordsTechnology has always had a hand in the shaping of languages. From the time cavemen formed tools to draw pictures to the internet age, technology has changed the way we write and speak. With the spread of the internet age we have seen many changes in English in the last few years. The English language will continue to evolve and spread with our increased dependence on these new technologies. The December 31, 1999 issue of the Economist wrote The birth of the computer and its American operating s...
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Bilingual Education Native Language
1,067 wordsFor decades, immigrant children have been taught in their native languages in schools across the country while slowly and simultaneously receiving English as a second language. But like anything, bilingual education is not without its flaws. In fact, it's plagued with them. After many years of bilingual education in the United States, one thing is certain: it does not work, and it is failing America's immigrant youth. The idea behind bilingual education is that students be taught "academic subje...
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Pros And Cons Learn To Read
1,049 wordsLanguage and education are key factors in determining how hard it will be for a person to become successful in this country. Barlow explains this better because he isn't as focused on telling his own story. Barlow definitely explains his point better than Douglas. Douglas tells more of a short story concerning a personal experience, while Barlow discusses the topic and several options. Barlow starts his column off by illustrating a book he read his first year of teaching. The story is about Hyma...
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Bilingual Education Programs English Immersion
1,044 wordsThe controversial debate over English immersion and bilingual education programs has effects in almost every school system. Advocates of bilingual education believe that it is necessary for children to be instructed in their native tongue and gradually be introduced to English or else they may fall behind in school. Supporters of English immersion say that bilingual education programs hinder the learning process of the English language, thus retarding the learning potential of a child. English i...
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English Language Judicial System
1,925 wordsWe see them in public discourses, Filipino lawyers and people of the law expressing their opinions and rebuttals in English. We see them stored up in voluminous heights, documents of trial proceedings written in English. Our courts are alive with people engaging in the litany of judicial trials in English. For a layman who has no grasp of the motions of court trials, the experience could well be both overwhelming and confusing, not only on account of the case itself, but also on the awesome impa...
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Hudson Bay Company Red River
1,903 wordsI sit here and I consider myself a young and developing Historian. I consider Frits Pannekoek and Irene M. Spry to be similar historians, yet with more knowledge, age, and experience. What I am sure does not differ between myself, these Authors and other related Historians, is a certain degree of ability to take a piece (s) of work and critically canalize it. I have done just that recently. I have taken the essays, The Flock Divided: Fractions and Feuds at Red river by Frits Pannekoek and The Me...
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United States Army U S Government
1,300 wordsTest 1: Following Oral Directions, involves audio and comprehending simple or complex oral language directions and looking at and marking in the appropriate places on the answer sheet. Test 2: Arithmetical Problems, requires both the ability to read and comprehend the stated problem and the knowledge of arithmetic to perform the computations called for. Test 3: Practical Judgment, clearly requires reading and comprehending language. Additionally, however, it requires knowledge of culturally, nor...
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Spread Of English As An International Language
1,979 wordsSpread Of English As An International Language Although English was originally brought to most corners of the globe through British colonialism, it has taken on a new life in our rapidly globalizing modern society. The English language has acted as the medium by which vast knowledge has been spread, and billions in commerce has been moved. While this globally vital language has become a necessity to deal with different nations and cultures, the world has not taken ownership of English as their o...
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Millions Of People Shakespeare Plays
1,042 wordsIs it important to understand the historical details to enjoy Shakespeare? William Shakspar, probably on of th most or th most wll-known dramatist that has vr live. But many popl still find his work boring. Why? May thy dont know much about historical price depicted in Shakspar's plays, or wr for to learn about him and thy didnt want to. So, why should popl today study Shakspar? What fact has h had on our lif and society? Basically, th answer to the question is obvious; the universalism of Shake...
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Ethnic Backgrounds Speech Patterns
2,615 wordsMinnesota EngL 3851 Fall 1998 Minnesota Iron Range Dialect I am a Minnesotan. I have lived here all my life and may continue to do so. Stereotype me: The 10 oclock news is my window dressing for the 10 oclock weather (Mohr, 9). You betcha it is. Yah. I wouldnt want you to think that Im not happy here-it could be worse. Lutefisk... umm, my favorite. Are you close; is this representative of myself and most my fellow Minnesotans? Forgive us, but this is slightly, no this is completely ludicrous. Fo...
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Cultural Diversity Verbal Communication
2,263 wordsYoung Arzu Alp, a ten-year-old typical and hypothetical military brat, is starting mid-semester at her third school in four years. Nervously standing before the American flag, she anticipates trouble understanding the teacher, hopes for just one new friend, and speaks English as a second language. Arzu need not fear. Her family has been stationed where the school she will attend (which is a real school and shall remain anonymous along with the names of the interview participants, again, real peo...
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Chancellor Of The Exchequer Winston Churchill
1,926 wordsWinston Churchill, born on Nov. 30, 1874, at Blenheim Palace, the famous palace near Oxford built by the nation for John Churchill, 1 st duke of Marlborough, the great soldier. Blenheim, named after Marlborough's grandest victory (1704), meant much to Winston Churchill. In the grounds there he became engaged to his future wife, Clementine Ogilvy Hozier (b. 1885). He later wrote his historical masterpiece, The Life and Times of John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, with the archives of Blenheim be...
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World War Ii Martial Arts
1,858 wordsOne of the most underrated and misunderstood of all film genres, the martial-arts film is also one of the most popular among the movie-going masses and encompasses several sub-genres: kung fu, judo, ninja, and karate action flicks, samurai epics, the Asian fantasy and modern-day 34; new wave 34; gun-action violence of directors like John Woo, the acrobatic action / comedy antics of the talented Jackie Chan, and the historical epic as reinterpreted by Tsui Hark. The Orient has always seemed ...
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Multicultural Education Cultural Differences
1,718 wordsHistory/Past Multicultural Education Multicultural Education History/Past Challenges: One of the major goals of the American school system is to provide all children with equal educational opportunity. However, with regard to minority students, meeting this particular objective has presented a real challenge to educators as they have been confronted with the task of reshaping education in the multilingual, multicultural society that characterizes the United States. Many significant events contri...
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United States Congress Spanish Speaking
903 wordsRecently National Language Good Morning Recently the United States Congress has been debating whether or not to declare that English is the national language of the United States and that all instruction in public schools is in English. There is no question what the language of this country is, it is irrefutably English, it was the language of our Founding Fathers and the language that the Declaration of Independence was written in, as well as the United States Constitution. I resolutely believe...
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French And English Rest Of Canada
1,112 wordsQuebec has Quebec Quebec Separation Quebec has always been trying to maintain it s cultural identity. The path that led to separatism is long and winding one. The French saw Confederation as the only solution in 1867. They needed Confederation to remain in control of their own language, religion and way of life. The paradox of the situation was that they also fully understood that they would always be the minority in Canada and that as more regions joined Confederation, the situation would be co...
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Supreme Court Of Canada Rest Of Canada
2,565 wordsCanada and Quebec have always been in conflict from the confederation of 1867 to the Supreme court judgement on the secession of Quebec in 1998. Quebec faces several challenges in terms of constitutional relations with the rest of Canada. Quebec is seeking a special status to preserve and protect its culture and language, while the rest of English-speaking Canada accepts the view of provincial equality. There have been attempts to recognize Quebec's concerns through constitutional amendments, bu...
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Free Trade Agreement Speaking Canadians
3,248 wordsPrint Robert Borden I. Introduction Print section Borden, Sir Robert Laird (1854 - 1937), eighth prime minister of Canada (1911 - 1920). Borden led the Canadian government during the critical years of World War I (1914 - 1918), when Canada was coming to political and economic maturity. His broad vision and sound judgment made him an effective leader in these difficult years. He was often opposed within his own party, but his fairness and his ability to grasp the facts of an issue kept him at the...
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Nova Scotia Speaking Canadians
3,655 wordsCanadian National Unity has been a serious debate to all Canadians for close to three decades now. Starting with French President Charles DeGaulle, who in visiting Quebec told a large crowd in Montreal, ? Vivre le Quebec libre! ? or, ? Live in a free Quebec. ? This one event started the whole modern separatist movement in Canada, and brought us to where we are now. They went from one person with an idea then, to 2 provincial parties, and a federal one as well, now. This is a very serious issue, ...
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