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Parents who don’t speak English can struggle with their children’s distance learning at home | Echo Press

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Though school districts used the summer to prepare for learning in school and at home, the situation is still difficult for immigrant parents who are still learning English. Even if they understand some English, it may not be enough to understand their children’s schoolwork. At a gathering of Somali-American parents recently in Willmar, Minn., many voiced frustration with overseeing education at home. For Tahir Abdile, who has lived in Willmar seven years, having four children going to school at home is difficult. He has a strong Internet connection, so that wasn’t a problem, he said. “One of the challenges with […]

Parents who don’t speak English can struggle with their children’s distance learning at home | The Globe

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Though school districts used the summer to prepare for learning in school and at home, the situation is still difficult for immigrant parents who are still learning English. Even if they understand some English, it may not be enough to understand their children’s schoolwork. At a gathering of Somali-American parents recently in Willmar, Minn., many voiced frustration with overseeing education at home. For Tahir Abdile, who has lived in Willmar seven years, having four children going to school at home is difficult. He has a strong Internet connection, so that wasn’t a problem, he said. “One of the challenges with […]

We Only Speak English Here – Grapeshot Online

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My grandma is the coolest Turkish-Australian you will ever meet. Whenever I visit her, she serves Turkish tea with Aussie lamingtons on the side. She mixes broken English into her Turkish sentences to try and impress us, to show us how far she has come. My cousins and I like to poke fun at her pronunciations and she laughs along. My favourite thing is when she texts me “I love you”, spelling it as “Aylavu”. I always reply with an “Aylavu too”. I would rather not correct her spelling because I think it’s cute and that’s our little thing. I’d […]

Parents who don’t speak English can struggle with their children’s distance learning at home | INFORUM

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Though school districts used the summer to prepare for learning in school and at home, the situation is still difficult for immigrant parents who are still learning English. Even if they understand some English, it may not be enough to understand their children’s schoolwork. At a gathering of Somali-American parents recently in Willmar, Minn., many voiced frustration with overseeing education at home. For Tahir Abdile, who has lived in Willmar seven years, having four children going to school at home is difficult. He has a strong Internet connection, so that wasn’t a problem, he said. “One of the challenges with […]

New Year Resolution : Free! Learn to Speak English! – Quotes Time | Extensive collection of famous quotes by authors, celebrities, newsmakers & more

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QUOTATION – Image : Quotes Of the day – Life Quote My New Year’s Resolution is to learn English for free! Here are 10 New Year’s Resolutions for English Language Students. Sharing is Caring This content was originally published here.

Learn English with Netflix: 10 Series We Love

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Brenda de Jong-Pauley Amsterdam, 29 December 2020 Would you like to test your English level free online? Or would you prefer our unique, free online test of business English idiom? Be sure to scroll to the bottom for your holiday present – a “3 hours for the price of 2” lesson offer. –––––––––––– Learn English with Netflix (and popcorn) – 10 Series We Love Everyone loves watching movies and series. and in these long days of lockdown, entertainment is a lifeline – an escape from the boredom of being at home almost 24/7. Fortunately, many of us have Netflix, which […]

Radio Host ‘Karen’ Attacks Workers, ‘It’s America, Speak English’ – Newsedgepoint

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Radio Host ‘Karen’ Attacks Workers, ‘It’s America, Speak English’ A radio host in New Hampshire went on a vile, racist tirade against a group of workers doing their job, because they dared to speak Spanish. Waiting for your permission to load the Instagram Media. It’s almost unbelievable … Diana Ploss saw the workers who were doing landscaping in downtown Nashua, and she just went nuts, screaming, “It’s America. Speak English!” Her ignorance is breathtaking … she assumes they’re working for the State of New Hampshire, as if that would justify her comments. For the record, there’s no law in New […]

Council warns cabbies: ‘If you want to drive a taxi here you’ll have to prove you can speak English’

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New taxi drivers face having to prove they can speak English in a council crackdown on cabbies’ language skills. Newcastle Borough Council wants applicants to provide an English language certificate to prove they can ‘communicate with customers effectively’. It is part of council plans to create an in-house ‘knowledge’ test to make sure drivers know the rules of the road, understand the law around disability and taxi legislation, and complete child-sex exploitation training every three years. Existing rules require drivers to hold a Btec qualification, although this has no English language requirement. The new in-house test would also include a […]

‘Speak English’ sign at Dunkin’ Donuts goes viral

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A sign posted by a Dunkin’ Donuts manager in Maryland received strong reaction from customers and social media users. This content was originally published here.

How the right-wing press has weaponised the ability to speak English

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Being able to speak English is considered by many to be an integral part of “being British”. Officially, it is a requirement for those applying for British citizenship. Yet the link between English and belonging is also clear in more everyday contexts, including, unfortunately, instances in which people are discriminated against – and even assaulted – for not speaking English in public. The UK’s 2011 Census included questions about language for the first time. The results showed that 138,000 UK residents (0.3% of the population) reported that they could not speak any English. In response, some sections of the press […]