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ERIC Number: EJ771009
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
The Subject Is English
Scott, Melanie
Education Canada, v47 n2 p58-60 Spr 2007
Students will have to use language all their lives, whether they are signing off on stock investments, guiding airplanes to land, or writing the next great novel. Language is the stuff of communication, and English happens to be the most commonly used language in the world. However, Canadian schools do not adequately prepare young people to use the English language, and teachers who teach the English language also lack adequate basic language skills. In this article, the author expresses her distress over what appears to her to be a disintegration of language skills, and discusses the ways in which text messaging and the introduction of French immersion programs in Canadian schools have impacted the English language.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada