What other languages are you familiar with? Do you speak another language or do others in your family? Other countries requires their students to learn at least two languages in all grades. Their children are all bilingual with their secondary language usually being English. What are your opinions about learning another language? Do you think that it would be difficult to learn a language if you cannot read it, but only hear it and have quick conversations? What is your strength with English, is it writing, reading or speaking? Do you think that might be the same for other languages and why?
Many times when we are in the middle of a lesson, I find that every student has something that they just have to say. I often wonder how many days in a row we could spend with all students just sharing their opinion about the world around them. My students have opinions about the way that things should be, about the way that they should be treated and the way that others should act. I am quite sure that their opinion does not always match that of their parents or even their peers. This blog post is simply to allow my students to give an opinion about something that they cannot live without getting off of their chest.
Gail Ashburn is an author with attitude. Although she remains unpublished (NOT FOR LONG,) in her mind she is wildly successful. Writing is truly a passion when no one reads it , but you!