What is Language?

Do you know what Language is? Before beginning my degree of Education at JCU. I did not know the extent of what language was. However, this is a collection of what I have learnt so far, shows you how to incorparate language into the classrom and ieads for my future classroom.
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The ultimate goal for teachers regarding their students is to help them further develop their language skills in order to for them to effectively integrate into society and be able to have full access to the power of language when they become grown adults.

The ultimate goal for teachers regarding their students is to help them further develop their language skills in order to for them to effectively integrate into society and be able to have full access to the power of language when they become grown adults.

Why is this relevant to teaching? Language is a powerful tool which I would be able to utilise as a teacher in the classroom. The way language is utilised will help determine the learning environment for the students. As a teacher you must be aware of continuous changes in language and how to help meet the needs of your students (language users).

Why is this relevant to teaching? Language is a powerful tool which I would be able to utilise as a teacher in the classroom. The way language is utilised will help determine the learning environment for the students. As a teacher you must be aware of continuous changes in language and how to help meet the needs of your students (language users).

As a teacher, it is most important to understand the relationship between language and learning. Do you know the relationship between language and learning? The relationship between language and learning requires the ability to appropriately communicate- either verbal or non-verbally- the knowledge acquired by a study or taught by a qualified professional.

As a teacher, it is most important to understand the relationship between language and learning. Do you know the relationship between language and learning? The relationship between language and learning requires the ability to appropriately communicate- either verbal or non-verbally- the knowledge acquired by a study or taught by a qualified professional.

There are two distinct forms of communication. Verbal communication is ‘spoken’. A simple hello, or murmur of acceptance to a single other person is verbal, as is the emotionally driven recital of poetry to a wider audience, though this might include non-verbal communication for best effect. Non-verbal communication is shown through the messages you send with your body, whether a flirtatious flutter of the lashes, or an angry fist, clenching and flexing-perhaps hitting the table.

There are two distinct forms of communication. Verbal communication is ‘spoken’. A simple hello, or murmur of acceptance to a single other person is verbal, as is the emotionally driven recital of poetry to a wider audience, though this might include non-verbal communication for best effect. Non-verbal communication is shown through the messages you send with your body, whether a flirtatious flutter of the lashes, or an angry fist, clenching and flexing-perhaps hitting the table.

Here is a children’s book which I found to be enjoyable and knowledgeable when I was a child. I would like to share it with my students in the future, when I become a qualified primary school teacher.

Here is a children’s book which I found to be enjoyable and knowledgeable when I was a child. I would like to share it with my students in the future, when I become a qualified primary school teacher.

What is Language you ask? Before I began ED1421, I believed the role of language to be only written. However over the duration of my studies, my understanding of what language is has further developed. As such, my definition of the role of language has drastically changed.  I now believe language to be a form of communication- both spoken and written- that is a systematic and arbitrary social practice used by different people for different purposes.

What is Language you ask? Before I began ED1421, I believed the role of language to be only written. However over the duration of my studies, my understanding of what language is has further developed. As such, my definition of the role of language has drastically changed. I now believe language to be a form of communication- both spoken and written- that is a systematic and arbitrary social practice used by different people for different purposes.

‘Language is an organised system of linguistics symbols (words) used by human beings to communicate on an abstract level.  a)	Language is basic to all communication though words.  b)	Language encompasses all forms of expression.’ (Wood, 1964)

‘Language is an organised system of linguistics symbols (words) used by human beings to communicate on an abstract level. a) Language is basic to all communication though words. b) Language encompasses all forms of expression.’ (Wood, 1964)

‘Language is a purely human and non-instinctive method of communicating ideas, emotions and desires by means of a system of voluntarily produced symbols. These symbols are, in the first instance, auditory, and they are produced by so-called “organs of speech”-animal communication, if communication it may be called, as brought about by involuntary, instinctive cries, is not , in our sense, language at all’ (Sapir, 1921, revised in 1949)

‘Language is a purely human and non-instinctive method of communicating ideas, emotions and desires by means of a system of voluntarily produced symbols. These symbols are, in the first instance, auditory, and they are produced by so-called “organs of speech”-animal communication, if communication it may be called, as brought about by involuntary, instinctive cries, is not , in our sense, language at all’ (Sapir, 1921, revised in 1949)

Here is an interesting fact. According to Carnegie’s Speech, there are 1.5 billion people around the world that speak English; over 50 countries world-wide  speak English as the primary language; and there’s a estimation that more than 2 billion people are currently learning English. Interesting isn’t it? Are you mind-boggled? Before starting this subject I didn’t realise how much English was used world-wide.

Here is an interesting fact. According to Carnegie’s Speech, there are 1.5 billion people around the world that speak English; over 50 countries world-wide speak English as the primary language; and there’s a estimation that more than 2 billion people are currently learning English. Interesting isn’t it? Are you mind-boggled? Before starting this subject I didn’t realise how much English was used world-wide.

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