Amy Tan Mother Tongue

  • Critical Analysis of "Mother Tongue"

    Nicholas Wiest Beverly Williamson English 111 September 21st, 2012 Critical Analysis Essay I have chosen “Mother Tongue” for the subject of my essay. I chose this essay because Amy Tan has a unique writing style which has tone that is clear and identifiable. Tan makes her arguments in a way that is easily understood. While her tone is sometimes humorous and captivating, it still clarifies some serious issues. These qualities among others leave Tan’s work to be desired by almost any reader

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  • Amy Chua

    Markisha Carter/ Unit Two “B” Essay Amy Chua is obviously very opinionated. There is a lot of controversy surrounding her memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, in which she was very harsh towards her daughters and made it clear that her parenting methods were better than those of a Western parent. There is no manual on parenting, but how do we know when we as parents cross the line between being concerned for our child’s future and being overbearing? Being a parent myself, I know firsthand

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  • Mothers

    17, 2012 Mothers: Mind, Body & Spirit Mothers want their children to grow up in a safe and secure environment. Have a great education and grow up to be the person that they dreamed of becoming. Want their children to have much success in life. To grow old with the one person they love and raise a family on their own. But most importantly mothers also need for themselves. Many mothers want and need a great job with great benefits that can support them and their families. Mothers want and need

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  • Speaking in Tongues

    Speaking in Tongues: Real or Fake? Glossolalia or speaking in tongues is practiced by an estimated 100 million Christians in the world today and the number engaging in this practice is growing at a massive rate every year. That is approximately 20% of all Christians. What many people are wanting to know is if speaking in tongues as seen in the Church today is always from God or are there other explanations. Speaking in tongues has been practiced for many centuries, but despite its long history

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  • Mother

    of everyone who had been involved in my academic and athletic careers. I realized that I was looking in the wrong part of my life. These people have passed through my life, yet the person who had the most impact was one who affected me everyday. My mother, by far, has had the greatest impact on my life. Her heart and determination are something that I can only hope to have myself one day. I have watched her struggle with running a household while trying to balance returning to college full-time and

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  • Mothers

    It took me eighteen years to realize what an extraordinary influence my mother has been on my life. She's the kind of person who has thoughtful discussions about which artist she would most want to have her portrait painted by (Sargent), the kind of mother who always has time for her four children, and the kind of community leader who has a seat on the board of every major project to assist Washington's impoverished citizens. Growing up with such a strong role model, I developed many of her enthusiasms

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  • Mother Tongue

    and was educated early, both by academia and also by life. His mother was once divorced and mother of one other son, James. Hamilton was the fourth child born to his father, a man described as a “ne’er do well” (Chernow.) Hamilton was born in the West Indies, his mother was of French decent and his father was a Scot. His Father left the family when Hamilton was just an infant. This, her second divorce, insured that Hamilton’s mother would finish her life alone. The abandonment made Hamilton the man

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  • A Glimpse of Amy Tan

    A Glimpse of Amy Tan As one of the first Asian American cultural writers of her time, Amy Tan is also one of the most significant contemporary writers of Literature today. Amy Tan brings to life the struggles of dual cultural identity, generational clashes due to age and cultural gaps minority woman face in society. Many of her stories are based upon real obstacles her, her Mother and Grandmother had in their lives as young woman, facing not only the minority issues but the sexiest stigma’s of

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  • Literary Technique of “a Pair of Tickets” by Amy Tan

    The short story "A Pair of Tickets," authored by Amy Tan is a detailed analysis of issues that concern many people that are of a different descent but that have been residents or migrated to another country for a long time. The story was written in such a way that if one does not take cognizance of interpretation of stories; one may not really gesticulate what the author is trying to portray. The story was about a young American student on a journey for the first time to China with a plan of reuniting

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  • Amy Winehouse

    Biography for Amy Winehouse More at IMDbPro » ad feedback Date of Birth 14 September 1983, Southgate, London, England, UK Date of Death 23 July 2011, Camden, London, England, UK (alcohol poisoning) Birth Name Amy Jade Winehouse Nickname Wino Ames Height 5' 3" (1.60 m) Mini Biography Amy Winehouse was a five-time Grammy Award-winning English singer-songwriter known for such hits as 'Rehab' and 'You Know I'm No Good' among her other works. She was born Amy Jade Winehouse, on

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  • Black and Tans

    The Black & Tans in Ireland, 1920-1921: Their Origins, Roles and Legacy From January 1919 until a truce came into effect on 11 July 1921, a state of undeclared war existed in some areas of Ireland between guerilla units of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), representing the independence aspirations of militant Irish nationalism, and the forces of the British Military who were charged with the task of restoring law and

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  • Mother Tongue by Amy Tan

    Mother Tongue By Amy Tan By Jian C. Chen 

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  • Cacinoma of the Tongue

    the Tongue | | Ndidi Nneka Ene | 12/9/2008 | | Introduction Carcinoma of the tongue is a malignant tumour that begins as a small lump, a firm white patch or an ulcer on the tongue. The tumor may spread to throughout the tongue to the floor of the mouth and to the gum or jaws. As the tumour grows, it becomes more life threatening by metastasizing to lymph nodes in the neck and to the rest of the body. There are two parts of the tongue, the oral tongue and the base of the tongue. Tongue cancer

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  • Chinese Mothers

    B Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” is an article from The Wall Street Journal. The sender Amy Chua, a professor at Yale Law School in USA, is comparing the Chinese upbringing to the Western way of upbringing. Mrs. Chua is trying to explain to the receiver, western parents, that there are pros and cons when you look at the Chinese way of educating children, but she also shows, that it leads to good results. The argumentation, in Mrs. Chua’s article is open

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  • Two Kinds by Amy Tan Summary

    March 2013 "Two Kinds" Summary In the short story “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, the conflicts of mother and daughter relationships are considered a theme. The cultural differences between a mother and her daughter, Jing-mei, really take a toll on their personal relationship. The struggle that a mother has in wanting her child to have a better life and all have all the opportunities that she didn’t have growing up drives her mother to the point of almost unrealistic expectations for her daughter to be

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  • Mother

    One of the most important people in everyone’s life is our mother. Before birth, their body was in pain to carry us in their wombs for about nine months. They vomited their food, they suffered from headaches, and felt the weakness of their body every morning. But because they are mothers, they never complain. They make all these sacrifices wholeheartedly without anything in return. Being a mom is not a job. For me, it is the most wonderful part of being a woman. It is something you learn as you

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  • Mother

    Nothing can come close to the love that a mother feels for her children. Most women are inherently excellent mothers. Women carry their young before they are born and then continue to nurture them throughout their childhood and even into adulthood. Mothers make sure that their children are safe and happy throughout their childhood. It is the unconditional love that a mother feels that drives these feelings. It is hard to describe the feeling that a mother has towards her children. In fact, most people

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  • Mother Togue

    31, 2014 Home Language In the lecture of Amy Tan, “Mother Tongue” is described as the way in which language develops from location in which we are raised, and unconsciously we adapt our language with each group we socialize with in our lives. Tan describes herself as someone who is “fascinated by language in daily life. There was a specific moment in the text that Tan realizes that she is using different “Englishes” in different social contexts. Tan was giving a speech about her life, writing

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  • Synthesis Essay on Mother Tongue by Amy Tan and Censoring Myself by Betty Shamieh

    feel the need to compromise the way in which we communicate our ideas so that we can appeal to the views of the majority. Two authors explore how their attempt to compromise almost caused them to become detached from their roots. In "Mother Tongue," by Amy Tan, Tan talks about growing up as a young child in America and learning the English language. She speaks about growing up as a writer and her mother's imperfect diction which had a major influence on her. On the other hand, In her essay, "Censoring

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  • Comparisson of Mother Tounge and Everyday Use

    Hernandez Professor Ali ENC 1102 March 20, 2014 Amy Tan's, “Mother Tongue” and Alice Walker's “Everyday Use” both share similar traits in their writings of these two short stories. “Mother Tongue” revolves around the experiences Tan and her mother had due to her mother's English speaking limitations, she also revolves her story around the relationship of a mother and daughter. Alice walker on the other hand writes a story narrated by “Mama” the mother of two daughters Maggie and Dee and explains the

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  • About Amy Tan

    in the essay Mother Tongue, Amy Tan talked about her love and fascination of language, and how language can evoke an emotion, a visual image, and how it’s a tool she uses everyday in writing. She then goes into how she is aware of the different ways she uses the English language, she was in a middle of a speech, talking very precise about her book to a group of people using her knowledge of correct grammar that she has learned throughout school, and books, until she spotted her mother, and started

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  • Amy Tan: Two Kinds

    Amy Tan: Two Kinds ”Two Kinds” is a short story written by Amy Tan in 1989. The story brings up the themes parenting and relationship between a mother and her daughter. Also about the difficulties for a Chinese mother to raise an Americanised daughter. The main character is a Chinese-American girl called Jing-mei. The mother has great ambitions for her daughter and believes "that you could be anything you want to be in America". The daughter likes the American lifestyle while her mother wants

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  • Mother Tongue

    In her article, “Changing the Face of Poverty: Nonprofits and the Problem of Representation,” Diana George depicts the portrayal of poverty in the USA by non-profit organizations. These organizations want their ad-viewers to believe that the neediest people are being dealt with and do so through the usage of pictures capturing the hungriest of children in tattered, ragged or clothing. Furthermore they show “fallen down shacks and trashed out public housing, broken windows, dilapidated porches, barefoot

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  • Mother

    It is easy to say that a mother has had the most influence on your life, she taught you how to walk, talk, drink and among many other things hopefully right from wrong. A good mother is there for you most of your life, quick to lend a hand or offer advice when needed, but the trait that impacted my life the most was the integrity my mother exhibited with me and the people lucky enough to have met her. My mother is the most influential person in my life.She has taught me various things in life and

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  • Can English Be Singaporean Mother Tongue

    Student Response to "Can English be a Singaporean mother tongue?" Student Name: Fan Xinyu Student ID: A0112819H 06 Sep 2014 "Can English be a Singaporean mother tongue?" Luke Lu’s article, "Can English be a Singaporean mother tongue?" raise one issue that has been existed for quite a long time in Singapore. The article author uses a name of one MRT station as a simple example seemingly points out the complementarily and compatibility of the language and culture issues of the current

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  • Essay Summary “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” by Amy Chua

    In her article “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior,” Amy Chua asserted that children raised by Chinese mothers are more successful than children that are raised by Western mothers. Chau claimed that the strict and direct nature of the Chinese parenting style allows their children to have excellence in everything that they do. She noted there are many parenting studies that showed measurable differences between Western and Chinese immigrant mothers. In particular, she described one that consisted

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  • Amy Winehouse Rise and Fall

    Amy Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter successful in the UK. When most people heard her name they thought of a talented and successful artist. Now when heard, shes known for her mistakes and the problems she brought upon herself and her career. The reputation Winehouse now has, is due to her own choices. As an artist, Amy was percepted as a musical genius and her death left a heavy mark on the music industry. Even though Amy Winehouse became the object of attention because of her bad

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  • Scientific Monogenesis: the Mother Tongue Theory

    monogenesis: The Mother Tongue theory. Theories of monogenesis do not necessarily derive from religious belief. Many modern scholars believe in a theory of monogenesis that has come to be called the Mother Tongue Theory. This theory holds that one original language spoken by a single group of Homo sapiens perhaps as early as 150 thousand years ago gave rise to all human languages spoken on the Earth today. As humans colonized various continents, this original mother tongue diverged through

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  • Mother Tounge

    Mother Tongue, by Amy Tan I am not a scholar of English or literature. I cannot give you much more than personal opinions on the English language and its variations in this country or others. I am a writer. And by that definition, I am someone who has always loved language. I am fascinated by language in daily life. I spend a great deal of my time thinking about the power of language -- the way it can evoke an emotion, a visual image, a complex idea, or a simple truth. Language is the tool of

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  • Mother Tongue

    After reading the essay, “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan, our class learned a lot about why we speak the way we do. There are some pretty important factors that determine how we speak, such as where you have lived during your lifespan, where your parents have lived, you and your parent’s ethnicity, who you associate with, or whether you’re in a public or private environment. I have spent my entire life living in the Boston area, so I definitely have my own unique mother tongue. All over Massachusetts

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  • Facts About Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse Abbie SK ‌•Amy Jade Winehouse ‌•Born on September 14th 1983 ‌•Died on July 23rd 2011 ‌•Talented musician who was a drug addict and an alcoholic ‌•People say that she could have lived longer if she went into rehab ‌•Her father introduced her to jazz classics at a very early age ‌•Amy started the Sylvia Young Theatre School when she was 12 ‌•14 years old she was expelled for piercing her nose and ‘not applying herself’ ‌•Dropped out of school, and got a part time job

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  • Chineese Mothers

    Chinese Mothers Are Superior 15. marts 2012 China and the West are geographically separated from one another. That being said, Chinese and Western parents share one thing, however, and that is the fact that they want to protect their children. But how can the parents protect their children, and how do the Chinese and Westerners differ in protecting their children? In her article, ”Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior”, from The Wall Street Journal published the 8th of January, 2011, Amy Chua discusses

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  • Mother Tongue

    Mother Tongue, by Amy Tan Comprehension 1. What Tan is classifying in this essay is the different kinds of English she uses. 2. Tan identify the different categories she discusses in “Mother Tongue” almost in the last paragraph, where she named all the kind of English she uses. 3. Tan does illustrate each category she identifies 4. Some specific situations where Tan says her mother’s “limited English” was a handicap is when her mother could not be able to talk directly with people

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  • Amy Tan - Mother's Tongue

    Comprehension 1. Tan is classifying how she uses different Englishes with her writings and with family. With her family, she usually uses “broken” English, and with her writing she uses “professional” English. 2. I believe that she introduces the categories in paragraphs 7 and 8. I believe she identified the categories at a right time because she begins by talking about her family and work, and then she introduces her categories. 3. Yes, Amy Tan goes into explaining the categories by sharing personal

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  • Mother

    society. For the development of good families, a mother plays a vital role. Mothers have a lot of responsibilities, from the beginning of making a family until the time when her children are old enough to be independent and make their own families. However, life is not easy nowadays. Earning money is difficult that is why a lot of mothers chose to work. Unlike before where only men or fathers earn in a family, on this generation it is very common that mothers are also working in order for their own families

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  • Mother Tongue

    The Mother Tongue The use of mother tongue as a medium of instruction at the primary level improves the learning ability and school performance of students because it facilitates easier and faster comprehension, encourages better interaction and class participation and strengthens self-concept and identity. The mother tongue is a language that a person has learned from birth or is most familiar with (Witold, 2005). Several studies have confirmed that using it as a form of instruction at the

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  • Amy Winehouse

    details of Amy Winehouse's final hours emerged today, with claims that she bought a cocktail of narcotics including cocaine, ecstasy and ketamine. Although the exact cause of death has not yet been released by police, it is claimed she was seen buying drugs from a dealer in Camden just after 10:30pm on Friday. The reports emerged as her family released an emotional statement in which they said they were 'bereft' by her early death. 'Our family has been left bereft by the loss of Amy, a wonderful

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  • Mother

    Mother Teresa How effectively has Mother Teresa demonstrated the possibilities of living the kingdom values of love, compassion and faith in the parable of the Good Samaritan? Quote By Mother Teresa: “There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in - that we do it to God, to Christ, and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.” – Mother Teresa Biography: Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu

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    in the future. The biggest influence may come from our family; my mother is mine. She taught me everything from how to eat healthy and dress myself, to how to react to any situation. She taught me little things like how to tie my shoes and to be polite and respectful to adults. I would be lost without my mother, I can trust her, and she’s really important to me. Here’s why: She Listens to Me My mother is my security blanket. No matter how bad of a day she had, she will

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  • The Implementation of the Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education in Grade I in the Public Elementary Schools in Pangasinan I

    THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MOTHER TONGUE-BASED MULTILINGUAL EDUCATION IN GRADE I IN THE PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN PANGASINAN I Nora T. Cruz, Ed.D Domalandan Center Integrated School namaste_db@yahoo.com Abstract The purpose of a multilingual education program is to develop appropriate cognitive and reasoning skills enabling children to operate equally in their community language, the national language and English. Driving both preservice and inservice teacher training are sets

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  • Amy and Todd

    For the case involving Todd Martin and Amy Craft, I think that both of them are at fault in this predicament. During my time in college I have witnessed situations of the sort. It never turns out pretty but regret is basically guaranteed. As an adult you have to be responsible for your actions and that includes knowing your alcohol and moral limits. I don’t necessarily agree with Todd’s conviction; I don’t think charges should have even been placed against Todd. I don’t feel I have enough information

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  • Mother

    Mother The poem “Mother” is a song written by the British band Pink Floyd, and it appears for the first time on their album “The Wall” from 1979. The poem is about a guy who’s got a very overprotecting mother. His mother wants to interfere in everything in her son’s life, and therefore he doesn’t get to do anything by himself. He doesn’t get to develop. The themes in the poem “Mother” is development, adolescence & the “mother to son”-relationship. The poem isn’t shaped like a normal song. It contains

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  • Essay Summary “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” by Amy Chua

    In her article “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior,” Amy Chua asserted that children raised by Chinese mothers are more successful than children that are raised by Western mothers. Chau claimed that the strict and direct nature of the Chinese parenting style allows their children to have excellence in everything that they do. She noted there are many parenting studies that showed measurable differences between Western and Chinese immigrant mothers. In particular, she described one that consisted

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  • The Importance of Mother Tongue-Based Schooling for Educational Quality

    2005/ED/EFA/MRT/PI/9 Background paper prepared for the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2005 The Quality Imperative The importance of mother tongue-based schooling for educational quality Carole Benson 2004 This paper was commissioned by the Education for All Global Monitoring Report as background information to assist in drafting the 2005 report. It has not been edited by the team. The views and opinions expressed in this paper are those of the author(s) and should not

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  • Mother Tongue

    L01428270 keith r. wallace Fall 2015 (August - December) Aug 25, 2015 05:29 pm Your current Institution is Baton Rouge Comm College   Student Detail Schedule Total Credit Hours: 12.000 English Composition I - ENGL 101 - M32 Associated Term: Fall 2015 (August - December) CRN: 10434 Status: **Web Registered** on Jul 27, 2015 Assigned Instructor: Kimberly E. Vodicka Grade Mode: Standard Letter Credits: 3.000 Level: Undergraduate Campus: BRCC Scheduled Meeting Times Type Time Days Where

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    gave me a sudden realization that I too share the same background as Tan and that I too have a mother tongue of my own. The text was very relatable in my perspective. Growing up, I've experienced events similar to the ones Tan spoke of. I remember my father being scolded by the owner of a deli across the street that he was stupid, cheap, and that he should go back to China based on his irregular English. I also remember my mother being turned away during parent teacher conference because the teacher

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  • Tongue and Quill

    The Tongue and Quill AFH 33-337 1 AUGUST 2004 Communication is an essential tool for the twenty-first century Air Force BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE AIR FORCE HANDBOOK 33-337 1 AUGUST 2004 Communications and Information THE TONGUE AND QUILL COMMUNICATING IS A POWERFUL TOOL FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY AIR FORCE The Tongue and Quill is dedicated to every man and woman in today’s Air Force who will ever sling ink at paper, pound a keyboard, give a briefing, or staff

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  • Mother

    made the dark sky become more dangerous and violent, but my mother was ready to set out again. Hardly did anyone know that where a female was going in such that weather. She was going to remote areas of the province to do her business, retailing commodities. At the age of 40s, my mother still had to work hard to earn her living and support our family. By her old bike with a lot of goods that maybe was out of her ultimate limit, my mother faced her new challenge alone but vigorously. There was no light

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  • Amy Winehouse

    Son’keceya Whitfield English 3 Mrs. Askew April 23, 2012 Amy Winehouse Amy Winehouse is important to her fans this will help you with her childhood, claim to fame, and her death. Amy Jade Winehouse was born on September 14, 1983 in London. By the age of 10 in 1993, Amy grew out the long jet black hair she famously wore in a beehive hairdo once she hit the big time At the age of 10, she became drawn to the rebellious spirit of TLC, Salt-N-Pepa, and other American R&B and hip-hop acts

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  • Mother Tongue and L2 English Learners

    Mother Tongue and L2 English Learners I remember the time when I was told that in an English class the use of the mother tongue cannot be acceptable because it is not beneficial for students to learn a foreign language. So I asked to myself, why? Because I knew that you cannot speak in Spanish all the time, but “never”? In my classes I accept it for some activities and for others I do not. According to Davis Carless “Students use of the mother tongue in the task-based classroom”, the use of the

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