Any topic (writer’s choice)

    Your audience will be a group of colleagues, community members, or friends who are unfamiliar with these ideas. Be sure to explain in a way that shows that you understand and can explain the information.
    Your role is that of someone who understands the information from a research perspective.
    The format will be a three-paragraph written piece or a video explanation.
    The purpose is to explain challenges and issues involved with learning English.

    Children or Students in a K-12 Learning Context

    Adult Learning Context


    Pinkers 2005 video What Our Language Habits Reveal (Links to an external site.)

    Read from your primary text:

    Chapter 3: The English Language Learner

    Address the following items by creating a video post in the discussion forum.

    You might have heard colleagues, friends, or acquaintances proclaim that they just need to learn English when referring to those who do not speak English as a first language. Propose some of the complications with this statement. What are some challenges and issues involved with learning English? How might you use the information above to explain these complications?
    Explain culture shock and how this might impact learning English. You might need to refer to last weeks reading.
    Compare your ideas about learning English as a second language now to what they were when you started in Week 1. Have your ideas changed? Describe some ideas you did not previously consider for those who need to learn English as an additional language?

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