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June 14th, 2010 10:25 AMHantsukiI can't speak for all of California, but that's what it seems like in Southern California. This is only from my perspective, so some may think it's a nice place.
June 11th, 2010 08:33 PMBHwolfgangEh, at least you're on now.
Is that really what it's like in California. Wow, what a rude state....
June 10th, 2010 02:44 PMHantsukiThis is a long overdue message, but I nearly forgot about PC for a while since my old computer broke down and I had to recall some of my bookmarks for my new computer.
Anyway, yes, the Internet bill was expensive because we were behind on paying our bills, so there were late payments added on.
Yeah, I can see why too, especially since this generation has gotten awfully lazy because of the convenience of technology. It's kind of sad actually.
In its own way it is. Well, I've never been in the other states (at least I wasn't old enough to remember it when I was out-of-state), but from what I've heard from people in other areas, everything seems so different from how Californians do things, specifically people in Southern California. People here seem to always be in a hurry, so we don't seem very friendly in places like say, when we shop. I heard from a friend who went to Pennsylvania and Florida, people started a conversation with her while she was shopping just to be friendly. To us, that seems kind of weird because if a stranger started talking to us out of the blue, we would probably just give them dirty looks and ignore them.
May 23rd, 2010 09:13 AMBHwolfgangYour internet bill costs about half the price of your tuition? That's... a lot of money. Composition sounds more like an advance version of the English class itself. You can at least teach them the basics, like to ask the destination from one place to another.
Ugh, all of this complexity in a language, it is very hard. I can see why most people quit writing perfectly good sentences and start chat-speaking.
California? Isolated? lmfao. XD
May 20th, 2010 07:34 PMHantsukiIt was about half of what my tuition costs. : x But luckily, we were able to pay it off with the tax returns we received. It's too bad that the money didn't last very long though.
Well, just think about it. If you're teaching the language, that means you're teaching someone who doesn't know English, or knows very little, how to speak it and write it. That's teaching English as a language.
Teaching English as far as composition is a little more complex. The students should understand English very well, but now they need to learn all the complex grammar forms so they can write more difficult things like essays.
And then English literature is more of an analytical class. You're not really teaching anything new. You just show students the themes, the connections, etc. in stories and novels. Usually, composition and literature could go together since a student would show that they understood what they were learning and come up with ideas of their own to write an essay. It's like, you go to a class about Shakespeare without knowing anything. Then you learn about the messages and such and write an essay about using your own thoughts to explain things. That's the combination of composition and literature. The language, however, is completely different because it's, you could say, a different level of understanding.
Ah, well, I think there should be more of those types of people then. Sometimes I think California is just a completely different state from the others. It might as well be its own country because it seems so isolated from everyone else.
May 17th, 2010 05:41 PMBHwolfgangEh, you don't have to apologize. Stuff like this happens all the time. I just hope that the bill wasn't too much.
What's the difference between literature and the language itself? Shouldn't it be the same kind of teaching? Actually, there are also a lot of citizens here who came from another country, but excel at understanding and adapting to this country's lifestyle. It is really hard to tell the difference between someone who can or can't speak English.
May 16th, 2010 10:09 AMHantsukiI apologize for the extremely late reply, but I didn't have Internet connection for a while since the bill was just too expensive for us to pay at the time.
Any way, it's not all that surprising if someone told me their neighbors in the U.S. don't know how to speak English because there are awfully a lot of foreigners here (it's the U.S. after all) and some people come here illegally, but that's beside the point.
I'm actually not interested in teaching the English language, but teaching English literature and possibly composition if I have to. Language is a whole different concept and actually a different degree too.
May 5th, 2010 03:22 PMBHwolfgangYou live in the United States and your neighbors couldn't speak English?
May 2nd, 2010 06:58 PMHantsukiDon't worry about it. I respect your honesty. If you ever remember, you can go back and read it when you start to understand all the crazy information about college. XD
Yeah, to be honest, I'm not sure how all the expenses work out. When we calculated everything, it seemed like it cost more to go with the program than it would be if we just went to Japan for vacation by ourselves. I guess if you have a scholarship, it's cheaper.
In Southern California where I attend Cal State Fullerton.
May 2nd, 2010 06:31 PMBHwolfgangHopefully, I'll understand this by the time I reach my Senior year. XD;
I skipped through that big paragraph of yours. Sorry for not reading it when you obviously took the time to explain what your current situation is.
Really? They offered me this as well, but I cannot afford $5,000 for three weeks there.
Where exactly do you live again?
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