Language is a powerful weapon in daily life, it can help people and also can hurt people. As Supardi (2016)’s idea, Language power in courtroom said that “Language can become a powerful tool for communication because of its power. With the power of language, people have performed various purposes, such as communicating their thoughts and ideas, sharing information, expressing their feelings, influencing others and building relationships” (p. 70). When you first meet a person, you always base on his or her speech to guess how the person is. Language is not the only main method in courtroom, in our life, you can live easier if you are very well at language.
I still remember my childhood’s dream is to become a teacher in school to teach students. But I don’t have the chance in China, but when I come to America, I become a teacher assistant, which is known as TA, in my high school Chinese class and after school. I help teacher grading homework and teach the class after I become a teacher assistant, it makes me feel that I am valuable and can help others. Why I have those thoughts? Because I’m very poor at English and shy in high school. When the teacher tells us to do something in class activity, I always slower than other students. After a long time, I feel I cannot do anything perfectly, this thought makes me timider than the beginning.
One day, I just know I need service hour to graduate, so I ask my classmate where can I get the service hour. Then they tell me I can be the TA in Chinese afterschool. Therefore, I become an assistant teacher. At first, I’m still don’t talk to other people, but some students begin to ask me questions in Chinese and I’m surprised I can answer them clearly in Chinse and English.
In order to make learning more effective, I begin using art to make the class more interesting. For example, I will draw a cat to show the student the word, so they can know what I was talking about. And I also be the friends with them so they can get to know me, and I can also be able to know them. They will feel more comfortable working with me which make learning more enjoyable. After I finish the class, I felt really happy and proud when the students were able to learn and improve
When I was a child, I love to read different type of books and watch animes, such as novels, essays, poems, and stories. If I love that story or animes, I will begin to write my own “book”. I’ll imagine that I’m the part of the story and have some activities with the characters, or the story should go another way because there will be more interesting…..
Therefore I begin to write in all day. During the class, after finish homework, even before sleep. I find that before sleep is a very good way to clear up my ideas, because I only need lying in bed let my brain working. Also, it can make me sleep quickly. Then I wake up at tomorrow, I will go to school, take out my pen and notebook begin writing. The fastest story I write 3 notebooks in 1 week, and I feel so proud, I just like a professor writer. Even today I’m still going to read it, that is really fun.
When I was a child, I love to read different type of books and watch animes. After I finish it, if I love this story, I’ll begin write my own “story” base on what I read.
The first important thing to create an audio essay is I need make an audio without any noise. A good audio essay is let the audience hear your voice clearly. Before you make an audio essay, you might want to write a draft first and share with your classmates to get the feedback. After you write your final version of the essay, you need practice for your essay. The beginning of your essay, you might want to write a summary of your topic and your opinion. Make some personal example to support your ideas.
I think the hardest part is taking the audio. Because if I feel nervous, I will say the word or sentence. Thereforerefor I need to re-take it.
After I read the replies about Aug 30’s topic, I find some similarities and differences in those different ideas.
1. English is the biggest problem.
2. The education gap is different.
3. Hard to blend into the society.
4. Not treated equally.
1. The government gives support to ESL students.
Until today, there are many refugees coming to America to find their new home. The refugees have different religion, nationality, and political opinion. But they were damaged by persecution, war, or violence in their countries. They escape to other countries because they cannot or afraid to return to their hometown. War, religious and ethnic violence are the main cause of refugees leaving their countries.
As a group of people or a community want to resettle in other countries instead of their own countries due to some negative issues they had faced, they have to go through the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to be determined if they are qualified as refugees. After being determined as refugees, the UN, U.S. Embassy or NGO will refer the refugees to the United States for resettlement. As the refugees met all the U.S. admissions criteria, the U.S. Homeland Security officer officially approve those refugees for resettlement.
The US has long known for being a leader in resettling refugees. Mostly refugees are referred by the United Nation to move and resettle in the US.
Back in 2015, the US planned to accept as many as 8000 refugees from Syria. This shows that the US was creating opportunity for refugee to resettle in its country.
There are some biggest challenges facing refugees in the US. One of them is difficulty in speaking and learning English. The US is not a multilingual country so refugees have to learn English to overcome the language barrier. However learning English is difficult to refugees, it is very time-consuming and costly to take English classes.
Securing work is also an important problem. While most refugees are happy to take whatever job is available when they first enter the country. However, finding a job, and slowly moving up the ladder, is incredibly difficult. Employers typically prefer work experience within the US and certifications outside of the US usually don’t transfer. Refugees might face difficulties in securing housing. To seek a safe environment or housing to live is not easy. Most of them are very expensive.
Undocumented immigrants have an especially difficult time in accessing services. Largely because they are afraid of being deported. Consequently, people will avoid seeing the doctor or reaching out for services like legal guidance when they really need it.
Where Refugees end up in the US.
HI! My name is Jingyun, you can also call me Jing. I come from Shenzhen, China and finished high school in Fremont. This year is my FIRST year in college :D, I’m very nervous and excited about my college life.
I don’t have many hobbies, but I’m a video game fan. I’ve played a lot of games, such as Assassin’s Creed, Final Fantasy (14 and 15), Devil May Cry, Overwatch, Detroit: Become Human, etc. I also like to draw, art is a good way for me to relax.
Nice to meet you 😀
Please play with me!
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