Pet His Back Nah Nah Furby
598 wordsA Furby is an interactive "pet." He sings, he dances, he moves, he talks, he opens and closes his eyes, he speaks Furbish, he speaks English, he asks to be fed, he falls asleep, he catches a cold, he passes that cold to other Furby's, he learns games, he likes to be tickled, he interacts! Each Furby has his own personality. They come in many different colour combinations and there are 4 different eye colours. He takes two AA Batteries. Furby's are sold at almost every toy store and is sold for a...
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Puerto Rican Second Coming
1,299 words... His mission field was a very violent place. He himself had been stabbed twice as he ministered to the people of the community surrounding the church. Once a Puerto Rican woman became involved in the church and was led to Christ. After her conversion she came to the Pastor and said, "I want to do something to help with the church's ministry. " He asked her what her talents were and she could think of nothing -- -she couldn't even speak English -- -but she did love children. So he put her on o...
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Bilingual Education Clinton Administration
1,911 wordsWhat does it mean to be a true American? This question has been asked many times when it comes to the topic of immigration. Americanization in itself is a mysterious aspect of our society. In the world today, everyone has his or her own identity but not everyone is accepted or considered American because he or she might stray from the American way. If the term un-American means someone who does not have the characteristics of or who is not constant with American customs, principles, or tradition...
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Mexican Immigrants Illegal Immigrants
1,245 wordsI am from an ethnicity and culture that is in the forefront of many political topics in this region today. I am Mexican. When this word comes up most people seem to think of illegal immigrants crossing the border. This thought can bring up much resentment and contempt from certain groups, and along with this comes prejudice and discrimination. However, before I jump ahead of myself I would like to discuss the physical and cultural differences between my people- Mexicans and the U. S. majority- W...
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Dominicans And Afro Americans
940 wordsIn America today, there is a large and diverse African-American population. Within this population, there are several ethnic groups. The other ethnic group similar to Afro-Americans is Dominicans. Not only are they both minorities, but they also look similar as well. Both Dominicans and Afro-Americans are originally from Africa, but their slave masters separated them into two different cultures. African-Americans was African slaves of Americans, and Dominicans were African slaves of the Spanish....
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Speak English English Language
1,397 wordsRegarded by many as Brian Friel's theatrical masterpiece, Seamus Deane described Translations as a sequence of events in history which are transformed by his writing into a parable of events in the present day (Introduction 22). The play is in many respects an intelligent and enlightening metaphor for the situation in Northern Ireland. The aims of raising cultural awareness and dispelling socio-political apathy in the North were central to the objectives of the field day group. However, despite ...
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Worst Thing Raw Material
1,709 wordsReflective Journal There are more and more children in American schools that have English as second language. This is because our society is becoming multicultural and diversified. Children come from families with different ethical backgrounds; they usual have parents who rarely use English as conversational language at home. It constitutes a great difficulty for such children, as they cannot keep up with the rest of students, not being able to simply understand information, which is given to th...
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1,680 wordsEnglish Immersion: What Critical Challenges must we face American education is always considered to be a complex thing: first of all, because the United States does not have a national school system; the second problem is its multicultural and multilingual inhabitants. Public education is a civil institution for children and it is supported by local, state, and federal government. Public education is free of charge to everyone of school age. The system involves compulsory student attendance, cer...
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Solve The Problem Border Patrol
1,313 wordsImmigration in America American National Government Immigration I. Introduction A. Problem of Immigrants in the U. S. B. Numbers that are Immigrating into U. S. II. Stands on the Issue A. Democrats Stand B. Republican Stand C. Candidates Stand D. Special Interest Groups E. Local Citizens F. My Stand III. Ways to solve the problem A. Quotas B. Standardized Tests Immigration is an increasing problem in the U. S. making the issue a minor detail to be concerned about in the year? s upcoming election...
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Language Minority Students Standardized Testing
2,786 wordsMid-Term/Spring 1998 This Term paper was for an Educational Class for the Teaching Credential Program. The questions listed below describe various theories and questions related to ESL and reading. Hope you find this paper useful. I got an A for this term paper Bibliography: Author Ruddell Reading in Secondary Education 1. Krashen's theory of comprehensible input states: We learn a second language containing linguistic structures that are just beyond the structures we already know. (Ruddell, Pag...
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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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Brothers And Sisters Barbed Wire
2,295 wordsFarewell to Manzanar In the true story Farewell to Manzanar we learn of a young girl s life as she grows up during World War II in a Japanese internment camp. Along with her family and ten thousand other Japanese we see how, as a child, these conditions forced to shape and mold her life. This book does not directly place blame or hatred onto those persons or conditions which had forced her to endure hardship, but rather shows us through her eyes how these experiences have held value she has been...
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Late 1800 Legal And Illegal
2,569 wordsI am from an ethnicity and culture that is in the forefront of many political topics in this region today. I am Mexican. When this word comes up most people seem to think of illegal immigrants crossing the border. This thought can bring up much resentment and contempt from certain groups, and along with this comes prejudice and discrimination. However, before I jump ahead of myself I would like to discuss the physical and cultural differences between my people- Mexicans and the U. S. majority- W...
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Rest Of The World Playing Field
1,456 wordsIs the Internet really a Global phenomenon? Since the beginning of time, mankind has been involved in a never-ending quest to learn more about the world in which he lives. Our natural curiosity leads us to question everything and investigate the way in which the world around us works. Human beings also have a natural tendency to want to explore and see things in the world around them which they have never seen before. It is in that sense that the Internet is a perfect extension of human nature. ...
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Mother Tongue Speak English
881 wordsPeople will face a lot of difficulty, when they learn a language that is not his first language. One of the big obstacles is that there is a culture gap that makes the language is even more difficult to learn. The essays Hunger of memory and Mother Tongue contain good and bad examples on how to learn a new language. In the process of learning English, I admire the article Mother Tongue rather then the article Hunger of Memory because it gives me a new insight, and it teaches me a good attitude. ...
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York New York Mexican Immigrants
1,335 wordsAmericans take many things for granted. For the majority of the population, life is relatively mild. People are normally not rich, but not poor, not ecstatically happy, but not too depressed either. One might say that the population generally has it easy, as compared to a large percentage of the rest of the world. It is for this reason that a great many people from other countries immigrate here. They are seeking a better life. Often, however, they get mistreated. Like the Mexican immigrants, wh...
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Decided To Move Jim
1,208 words9; my antonia My Antonia THEME 9; my antonia by willa cather. a story of friends, love, immigration, and most importantly CHANGE. the whole book of my antonia is about CHANGE. antonia CHANGES from an illiterate child from bohemia to an intelligent woman in america. antonia CHANGES from living well off in bohemia to living poorly in america. antonia CHANGES from being an innocent little girl to being a hard working teenager. then there is jim burden, who you could call antonia? s best frien...
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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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Don T Worry Puerto Rican
2,711 words? March On! Even after the Parade! ? ILL. It was Palm Sunday and Jesus was coming into Jerusalem. He was riding on a blazing white stallion and kicking up a cloud of dust as he rode along. He was looking for trouble. The people that he passed on his way were in awe of such a beautiful animal but they were even more awestruck by the man who was riding it. As Jesus passed by, you could hear the people say, Who was that masked man? There were bad guys on the loose and Jesus had a job to do. As he r...
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United States Congress Official Language
1,028 wordsShould The United States Congress Designate English Should The United States Congress Designate English To Be The Nations Official Language Should the United States Congress Designate English to be the Nations Official Language Is it fair to have a designated language for the country that has the freedom of speech and freedom of choice? There are many good arguments in defense of both sides of this controversial issue. It is hard to say if one side is right or one side is wrong. Due to no writte...
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