Language Barriers for International Students in English Speaking Countries and its impact on their educational achievement. Introduction Internationalization of educational institutions in developed countries has not only provided opportunities for students from developing and underdeveloped countries to live, learn and groom in developed societies but has also helped a major contribution to the economies of the developed countries. The report shows some very important indicators that signifies the study of language barriers for international students in English speaking countries.
Previous The maps above are provided for official Spanish speaking countries only. Although not officially recognized or sanctioned by the government, Spanish is spoken by significant populations in many other nations and territories.
In these areas, public services and information are widely available in Spanish, as are multiple forms of print and broadcast media. To test your knowledge of Spanish culture, you may want to take our online Spanish test.
Spanish was spoken in the United States long before the United States existed! If you look at an old map of what is now the United States, you will observe that huge areas of the American Southwest and all of Florida was previously part of New Spain.
Spanish is the most popular foreign language in United States. Spanish is the mother tongue of 41 million people who live in the USA.
In addition, 11 million Americans speak Spanish as second-language. The United States now has the second largest Spanish-speaking population in the world.
Even within a single language there are major differences in speech.
The term dialect refers to those differences in intonation and pronunciation. When traveling in Spanish speaking countries and capitals, one will soon discover words and expressions which are used extensively in some countries are noticeably absent in others.
Regardless of the county you find yourself in, you will need to be comfortable with Spanish dialogue if you wish to communicate with anyone! Spanish has a colorful history that spans continents and centuries.
The same way English speakers from London use some words differently from those in New York or Sidney, there are very common expressions and vocabulary in Spain or Mexico which would be completely new and somehow strange for a Spanish native from Peru or Guatemala. To shout "be careful" or "watch out" to someone in Mexico, one simply shouts "aguas".
This has no meaning in any other county. I have discovered about 1, similar examples in my thirty years of traveling and living in Spanish speaking countries and capitals.
If you study Spanish in Mexico, you will learn some words which you will never hear in Spain. You will also hear many Spanish idioms which you will only be able to use in Mexico. Of course, you will learn more than just words, you will also learn the challenging ser conjugation and estar conjugation!
You will also learn to distinguish between masculine and feminine genders, and a few thousand rules of grammar. All of this knowledge will be very helpful to you when you travel to other Spanish speaking countries and capitals. However, don't expect to be able to understand anyone the first week you arrive in Spain if you learned Spanish in Mexico.
My wife is a native Spanish speaker and she had a very difficult time understanding many people during our travels through Spain. It goes without saying that a strong knowledge of Standard Spanish will help you communicate with Spanish speakers throughout the world despite the huge variety of accents, expressions, local idioms, and mispronunciations which are unique to every Spanish speaking country or region.
It is much easier to speak to a well educated person from a Spanish speaking country than to speak with someone in the street. In fact, it is often impossible to understand street Spanish in any country if you are not a native of that Spanish Speaking country.Most countries and national governments grant English a special status in its schools.
The internet has helped spread the language across the globe and anyone who wishes to enter politics or the business world must learn it. Practice English Speaking with a Native English teacher.
Improve Accent and Pronunciation. We have over 3, Native English teachers in our network who work as Conversation Partners. If you don't become a confident English speaker in 4 weeks, you can get your money back.
Learn more about our Skype English classes. See if you can correctly identify which countries have English as an official language with this interactive quiz and printable worksheet. Take. Spanish Speaking Countries - Map Quiz Game: Spanish is a Romance language and is sometimes also called Castilian.
There are 21 Spanish speaking countries in the world. The five most populous countries where Spanish is the official language are Mexico, Colombia, Spain, Argentina, and Peru. A guide to preparing for and taking exams.
With quizzes, scripts and audio. French-Speaking Countries Quiz. Can you name the countries where more than 25% speak French (not necessarily as a first language). English has been replacing French as the main international language in Rwanda .