Posts Tagged ‘English’

Dr. Joel E. Cohen – Air date: 04-22-96

December 23, 2009

Joel E. Cohen is professor of populations at Rockefeller University and Columbia University in New York City and director of the Laboratory of Populations at Rockefeller and Columbia University. His research focuses on the demography, ecology, epidemiology and social organization of human and non-human populations and with mathematical concepts for these fields. He has published 12 books and 325 essays. In 1997 he was the first recipient of the Olivia Schieffelin Nordberg Award…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEW8595IQqo&hl=en

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American English Teacher in Japan, Korea, the Middle East and in the remotest parts of the earth

December 18, 2009

While applying for an English teaching position abroad with a company that provides services Japan, I was asked to write a letter to / essay indicating "why I want to live and work IN JAPAN"

Here below are a few secrets to success when you are prompted such a letter, write, followed by the letter itself.

1. Express a heartfelt interest – employers want people who are passionate about their work.

2. Communicate the love of the arts – be it foreign or corporate transactions.

3.Highlight your professional skills, abilities and achievements.

4. Do they differ from the other candidates. What makes you so unique?

5. Convey the depth of your commitment. The companies want loyal and dedicated employees, it will be long term.

WHY I WANT TO LIVE AND WORK IN JAPAN

I want to live and work in Japan for the cultural experience and make a difference. My world travels have taken me that taught every nation, ethnic group and culturesomething special to teach and to communicate to mankind. Therefore I would like all of Japan an economic power and masterfully innovative country with enormous global influence of experience.

I have a TESOL Certificate (Trinity College London), over 3 years experience in teaching English, (15 years teaching / lecturing experience worldwide in over 50 countries, and I am the author of 14 pounds are both nominated for the Pulitzer Prize) .

I love living mainly in the East Asia andFor over three years. Japan is a country has always been that I am definitely intrigued and would like to see more. My grandfather, who was U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, in Japan during World War II stationed. "Pop-Pop" as I affectionately call him, always spoke well of the Japanese and his experiences there.

I enjoyed teaching Japanese students at a language school here in Orlando, Florida. They were very polite, hardworking, and with a lot of fun.

As a former fitness trainer, I oftenGym and very enjoy receiving a shiatsu deep tissue massage. I also grew up playing baseball is often what I know is a very popular sport in Japan. It would be a thrill to a baseball game in Japan to visit, as I have seen through television, how exciting and solemn, the fans are about their national sport.

I am also very interested and experienced watching sumo wrestling. Maybe I'll get in a position to a photo with one of the national champion in Japan. TheAkito martial arts is also of great interest to me. During his time in Taiwan, I studied various forms of martial arts. The Japanese style Akito combines a unique blend of physical and defensive disciplines, which I feel would be useful to learn.

A trip to Japan would not be complete without a visit to Mount Fuji, a natural beautiful and spiritual odyssey. I seen it coming for a long time on this experience, and the sun until it horizons beyond the picturesque.

I feel is an enormousTeachers and profit for all languages in school, university or company. My worldwide travels, the understanding of Asian culture and genuine love for students to make me a wonderful teacher. Moreover, the fact that I am a published author, creative writer, poet, and it allows me to use the English language in a variety of ways and inspire learning in every academic capacity.

Please consider my sincere appreciation for a job in your company, to serve schools throughout Japan. I believe that a long-termCooperation between us will be forged remarkable results and bring mutual rewards. It is my desire to partner with a reputable company for which I can proudly for many years of work, an important contribution, and leave a legacy for other generations to follow.

In an era in which nations scramble for power, positioning to each other are military, and grow in hatred, it is important that we in the international community to build bridges to learn together and workpeacefully. I am working as an English teacher in Japan is one way we can begin to merge and come together at international level, as we share each other's language and culture.

I wish you happiness, success and fulfillment.

English National Language: Our shows senators their racist prejudices

November 13, 2009

English National Language: Our shows senators their racist prejudices

When the English were as our national language, why not make it as our ancestors? Maybe it was because they recognized that immigration brought in people from foreign countries and that the English language would take care of themselves.

Danes, Swedes, Poles, Italians, German, French, Russians, Jews from many countries, and the Irish came to our country. It descendants now speak English. Yes, afew Italians are bilingual, but in most cases, English is the language.

I spent a few years ago, the herding a flock of Spanish-speaking Mormons in Atlantic City. I noticed that said those who were in the country, the longest of the best English and their children in English. It's just a matter of time, in our environment, that is the language for a Spanish-speaking families English.

Here in Idaho, where we have many Spanish-speaking people that I'm justchange the language again. When I say "Como esta?" Say, "I often find answers:
"I'm fine. How are you?"

The Spanish-speaking people want to speak English and they love to show their skills. It is true that the older a person is, the harder it is to learn a new language. Some experts say that the ability to quickly learn a foreign language diminishes after the age of twenty-five years. I am sure this applies to most people. Only old people do not learn herethe English language.

In Europe, people often speak English and the languages of their neighbors. I went to a restaurant in Luxembourg late one evening and I was welcomed in French, German, English, and then before I could return an answer.

In Norway, I was on a tour of Viking artifacts and the guide speaks Italian, German, met English, Spanish, Norwegian, and their homeland. Language is not a big deal among the civilized nations. In Japan, English is widely spoken as in Hollandand most European countries. Why we do not speak French and Spanish? Colorado has been teaching children in kindergarten begin to year, but Colorado is an exception.

Creation of a state language of the law, if one already exists is only a pup practice presents youthful prejudice. If our senators have a brain between them, they would find the emphasis on the public debt, the trade deficit, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden.

Poland,Italians, Russians, Jews, Africans, and the Mexican have so far only in low esteem in this country at different times. Some of these groups have some of the stigma, the loss brought them small-minded guys who lurk but for the most part, still prejudice. The American Indian was regarded as subhuman view of many Americans for decades. Some still do. Such feelings of sadness, arrogance and bloodshed. Race riots have not been eliminated in the United States. It seems that the Senatedoing everything possible to create a new one.

Immigration is a fact of life in our world. Many people had been displaced after the Second World War. Migrant workers are a fact of life in Europe and they are a fact of life in the United States. We need these workers, the work we do not want to do. In Idaho, the economy would shutdown without these workers who work hard and for long hours. When I see the dairy and irrigation workers from playing football (soccer), having spent a very long timeDay of hard work, I am amazed at their endurance. I know that a good portion of the money they earn each day goes back to their families in Mexico, Central America, and South America.

I said in another article that this is a form of development assistance. The difference is that the immigrants have come here and work to get it. I think this is better than just sending money across the border, which would never get over the fat hands of foreign bureaucrats.

We must control our borders. I do not knowYou have a problem with it. I do not understand why we did not get an agreement with Mexico and other countries, the immigration of workers into an organized and efficient process. There should be a way for many of these workers to become citizens. We need them as much as we need immigrants during the early development of our country. If they are citizens, they stand a better chance to serve the country have to fight our wars, and teaches us some good manners.

The president is on the right sideTitle with immigration. He is not the greatest thinkers of the world, that he never details of his plans. But we have to assist him in resolving this issue with care and understanding, and according to our laws.

The world has taken a place. Move over!

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