The official language of nigeria is english, the former colonial language english was chosen in an attempt to try and promote cultural and linguistic unity within the country, although only around 75% of the population actually speak it, most of these being concentrated in urban areas. English and language arts are two of the most basic and widely taught subjects in united states schools the american national council of teachers of english separates english and language arts into five basic categories: reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing. The igbo are the second largest group of people living in southern nigeria they are socially and culturally diverse, consisting of many subgroups. English was originally the language of england, but through the historical efforts of the british empire it has become the primary or secondary language of many former british colonies such as the united states, canada, australia, and india. English and academic english, it is therefore important for teachers in the english for academic purposes esl classroom to be knowledgeable about the most effective and current teaching strategies in vocabulary instruction and provide constant academic scaffolding to ells.
Pidgin english is a fast and shortened version of the english language - similar to a creole language - and incorporates words from english and many other local languages. Complicated relationships are difficult to manage and bear if you feel your relationship is getting complicated, there are always two ways to sort this thing out first is that you can obviously sit down with your partner, let him know the state of affairs and resolve all your differences and discussions mutually. British colonialism and its linguistic consequences 6 there are several english-based creole languages, such as jamaican creole, trinbagonian in trinidad and tobago, bislama in vanuatu, miskito coast creole in nicaragua, and many others in oceania, the caribbean, north america, asia, and africa. An estimated 1m nigerian nationals and dual citizens live and work in ghana and, paradoxically, communication has been made easier by a shared colonial intervention - the english language and its.
Abstract english language mastery is important to the academic achievement of high school students in nigeria as the official language of instruction in multi linguistic nigerian schools, proficiency in english language is essential for the academic success of students in high schools. Esp world, wwwesp-worldinfo, issue 5 (26), volume 8, 2009 dr r kannan, difficulties in learning english as a second language difficulties in learning english as a second language. Efl students' attitudes toward learning english language: the case study of kashan university students shahrzad eshghinejad faculty of literature and foreign languages, department of english language, university of kashan, kashan, isfahan province, iran correspondence [email protected] Nigerian pidgin is an english-based pidgin and creole language spoken as a lingua franca across nigeriathe language is commonly referred to as pidgin or broken (pronounced brokin. English in africa by region english in africa by type west africa gambia sierra leone liberia ghana nigeria cameroon east africa languages of africa africa has a long and complicated colonial history.
An english-speaker might be tempted to think, for example, that a language is basically a collection of dialects, where speakers of different dialects within the same language can all understand. The use of language is crucial to any legal system, not only in the same way that it is crucial to politics in general, but also in two special respects. Igbo is a tonal language with two distinctive tones, high and low in some cases a third, downstepped high tone is recognized the language's tone system was given by john goldsmith as an example of autosegmental phenomena that go beyond the linear model of phonology laid out in the sound pattern of english. This number includes 510 living languages, 2 second languages without native speakers and 9 extinct languages the official language of nigeria, english, was chosen to facilitate the cultural and linguistic unity of the country post-colonization by the british. There are all kinds of human relationships and these relationships will play a role in your discussions this page will help you explore a variety of relationships including romantic relationships, your friends and family, and relationships at work.
Niger-congo languages, a family of languages of africa, which in terms of the number of languages spoken, their geographic extent, and the number of speakers is by far the largest language family in africa the area in which these languages are spoken stretches from dakar, senegal, at the. 4 reasons why learning english is so important english is the language of science, of a viation, computers, diplomacy, and tourism knowing english increases your chances of getting a good job in a multinational company within your home country or for finding work abroad. The best known indigenized varieties are the 'new englishes' of countries like india, nigeria, and singapore where english has been restructured under influence of the pronunciation patterns and grammar of the local languages. Igbo, also called ibo, people living chiefly in southeastern nigeria who speak igbo, a language of the benue-congo branch of the niger-congo language familythe igbo may be grouped into the following main cultural divisions: northern, southern, western, eastern or cross river, and northeastern.
Few of us use all--or even most--of the 3,000 english-language words available to us for describing our emotions, but even if we did, most of us would still experience feelings for which there are. The english language preamble: the pages on this subsite give an overview of the major differences between english and other world languagesthe comparisons can only be fully understood if the reader knows something about the nature of the english language. Prior language development and competence in it also seem to be key in determining how well a student acquires english as a second language it is generally accepted that adequate linguistic and cognitive development in a home language contributes positively to second language learning (cummins, 1986.