Essay from the year 2018 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 1, Walden University, language: English, abstract: As the world becomes more globalized, English becomes widely spread too. This explains the reason for the emerging world Englishes which exhibit variations from the native English. Fussell claims that ´´no matter where you are in the world, English seems to have its own way of cropping up´´. This claim is reaffirmed by Kachru who argues that English has become the language of those who are using it. As such, it is explicit that it takes distinct identity in different regions. However, the functions of English and its usage among native-English speakers and non-English speakers seem to be raising unprecedented controversies. One of these controversies surrounding English is the question of who teaches better. Is it native speakers or non-native speakers? Graddol points out that ´´as English proficiency becomes more widespread, so do potential sources of teachers´´. Therefore, this argumentative essay seeks to answer this question by arguing that native English speakers are the best English teachers.
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013 and the Baileys Women´s Prize for Fiction 2014 Home is a foreign country: they do things differently there . . . In a tiny flat in West London, sixteen-year-old Marina lives with her emotionally delicate mother, Laura, and three ancient Hungarian relatives. Imprisoned by her family´s crushing expectations and their fierce unEnglish pride, by their strange traditions and stranger foods, she knows she must escape. But the place she runs to makes her feel even more of an outsider. At Combe Abbey, a traditional English public school for which her family have sacrificed everything, she realises she has made a terrible mistake. She is the awkward half-foreign girl who doesn´t know how to fit in, flirt or even be. And as a semi-Hungarian Londoner, who is she? In the meantime, her mother Laura, an alien in this strange universe, has her own painful secrets to deal with, especially the return of the last man she´d expect back in her life. She isn´t noticing that, at Combe Abbey, things are starting to go terribly wrong.
This core textbook helps readers get to grips with the fundamentals of English grammar so that they can critically engage with a wide variety of texts. Combining contemporary linguistic approaches with the familiar terminology of traditional grammar, this lively book offers a hands-on introduction to English grammar. It begins by situating the study of grammar within its broader context, before moving on to look at the various categories that are used when analysing texts. Later chapters focus on the practical application of the skills acquired in the first part of the book. This is an indispensable text for students and teachers of English Language and Linguistics. It is also a valuable resource for those studying English as a second or foreign language.
A simple, visual guide to helping children understand English from Carol Vorderman Reduce the stress of studying English and help your child with their homework by following Help Your Kids with English , a unique visual guide that demystifies the subject for everyone. Carol Vorderman uses clear, accessible pictures, diagrams and easy-to-follow step-by-steps to cover all the important areas including punctuation, grammar, spelling, and communication skills, so you can approach even the most complex English concepts with confidence. Includes cross-references throughout to show links between language ideas and a glossary of key terms. Help Your Kids with English is the perfect guide for every frustrated parent and desperate child, who wants to understand English and put what they´ve learnt into practice.
English for Accountants bringt die 1.400 wichtigsten englischen Begriffe aus dem Rechnungswesen mit der entsprechenden Übersetzung und mit zahlreichen praxisrelevanten Erläuterungen. Der Inhalt ist auf die Bedürfnisse der täglichen Arbeit zugeschnitten, der Umfang orientiert sich an der Häufigkeit des Vorkommens der Begriffe. Mit diesem Wörterbuch werden Sie 90% eines Normaltextes übersetzen können. Wenn Sie systematisch lernen wollen, werden Sie aufgrund der Querverweise und Erläuterungen eine steile Lernkurve haben. Praxis pur: Gleichsam als Formulierungsvorschläge finden Sie im 2. Teil themenorientierte Satzbausteine aus internationalen Geschäftsberichten. English for Accountants includes the 1.400 most important terms in accounting with corresponding translation and numerous explanations relating to the practice. The content is tailored to the needs of everyday work; frequently found terms are explained in detail. With the help of this dictionary, 90 % of a normal text can be translated. Numerous cross-references and explanations enable a steep learning curve. Absolutely practical: The second part includes theme-oriented custom phrases from international business reports. A must for students, tax consultants, trainee accountants, accounting directors and their personnel, self-employed accountants, assistants and managing directors.
This reader remains the only major new reader of Old English prose and verse in the past forty years. The second edition is extensively revised throughout, with the addition of a new ´Beginning Old English´ section for newcomers to the Old English language, along with a new extract from Beowulf. The fifty-seven individual texts include established favourites such as The Battle of Maldon and Wulfstan´s Sermon of the Wolf, as well as others not otherwise readily available, such as an extract from Apollonius of Tyre. Modern English glosses for every prose-passage and poem are provided on the same page as the text, along with extensive notes. A succinct reference grammar is appended, along with guides to pronunciation and to grammatical terminology. A comprehensive glossary lists and analyses all the Old English words that occur in the book. Headnotes to each of the six text sections, and to every individual text, establish their literary and historical contexts, and illustrate the rich cultural variety of Anglo-Saxon England. This second edition is an accessible and scholarly introduction to Old English.
Das Verfassen wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten in englischer Sprache ist heute in vielen Studienrichtungen unerlässlich. Gleichzeitig stellt es für Studierende meist eine große Herausforderung dar. Dieses Buch leitet zur richtigen Arbeitsweise und zum korrekten Sprachgebrauch an und schließt damit eine Lücke in der einschlägigen Literatur. Anhand zahlreicher Beispiele werden sowohl gelungene Texte analysiert als auch typische Fehler deutschsprachiger Studierender korrigiert. Success in science depends nowadays on effective communication in English. This workbook is specifically designed to give under- and post-graduates confidence in writing scientific English. Examples and exercises show how to avoid common errors and how to rephrase and improve scientific texts. The generation of a model manuscript enables the reader to recognise how scientific English is constructed and how to follow the conventions of scientific writing. Guidelines for structuring written work and vocabulary lists will encourage young scientists to develop a concise and mature style. The second edition includes a DVD that discusses and illustrates ideas for improving oral presentations and scientific manuscripts. It also provides the British and American pronunciations of the book?s vocabulary lists. The workbook is accessible to students of many fields, including those of the natural and technical sciences, medicine, psychology and economics.
There is a current buzz about entrepreneurship; everyone seems to be talking about it. The recent advancements in technology which makes starting up a new business easier than it used to be contributed immensely to the high spate of entrepreneurs in the world now. But what is this entrepreneurship that everyone seems to be talking about? In plain terms, entrepreneurship simply means the willingness to conceive, develop, organize and manage a business with all of its attendant risks. The most obvious example of entrepreneurship is the start of new ventures. From the above definition, you see that entrepreneurship first has to start with an idea, this idea could be an entirely new one or an existing one that is simply improved upon. Next is the development of this idea, the organization of the idea, and finally the management of the business that this idea yields. In the definition, we saw that entrepreneurship comes with risks, and it is the entrepreneur who bears these risks. The same way that entrepreneurship has risks, it also has benefits, especially when it is done right. And this aspect of doing it right is what we want to look at in this short guide. In truth, entrepreneurship can be scary because there is no guarantee that the idea will work, and the entrepreneur may end up losing money in the early years. However, if you read this book till the end, you will learn all about entrepreneurship and how to minimize its attendant risks. Without much ado, let started.
This volume fills an important gap in exploring English in the domains of business and commerce through the prism of sociolinguistics and the sociology of language, as opposed to analyzing business genres or taking a linguodidactic approach. It expands the regional coverage of English in Europe, with several studies based in Central Europe, and also considers contexts which interact with Europe even though they are physically outside of it (Asia, Africa). It addresses English as just one of several languages at play in the ecology of the countries. It focuses not only on the position of languages as declared in documents of various organizations, that is, language policy, but also everyday linguistic practices as observed in business contexts, that is, interactions. The studies are divided into three thematic areas: ideologies and discourses on English in the business sphere, the management of English in business and organizational contexts, and English and other languages on local and international labor markets. It will be of interest to readers concerned with multilingualism in the economic sphere and the workplace and the interplay between macro and micro levels during the management of communication in organizations. Tamah Sherman , Czech Academy of Sciences, Ji?í Nekvapil , Charles University, Czech Republic