FOREIGN LANGUAGES & CROSS CULTURAL STUDIES FOR MISSIONARIES

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FOREIGN LANGUAGES & CROSS CULTURAL STUDIES FOR MISSIONARIES

Post  Admin on Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:13 pm

Cultural studies is an academic field which combines political economy, religion, communication, sociology, social theory, literary theory, media theory, film/video studies, cultural anthropology, philosophy, museum studies and art history/criticism to study cultural phenomena in various societies. Cultural studies researchers often concentrate on how a particular phenomenon relates to matters of ideology, nationality, ethnicity, social class, and/or gender.

Overview
In his book Introducing Cultural Studies, Ziauddin Sardar lists the following five main characteristics of cultural studies:
• Cultural studies aims to examine its subject matter in terms of cultural practices and their relation to power. For example, a study of a subculture (such as white working class youth in London) would consider the social practices of the youth as they relate to the dominant classes.
• It has the objective of understanding culture in all its complex forms and of analyzing the social and political context in which culture manifests itself.
• It is both the object of study and the location of political criticism and action. For example, not only would a cultural studies scholar study an object, but she/he would connect this study to a larger, progressive political project.
• It attempts to expose and reconcile the division of knowledge, to overcome the split between tacit cultural knowledge and objective (universal) forms of knowledge.
• It has a commitment to an ethical evaluation of modern society and to a radical line of political action.
Since cultural studies is an interdisciplinary field, its practitioners draw a diverse array of theories and practices.

Foreign Laguage Study is the study of a language not spoken by the people of a certain place: for example, not only English but also Late Old Japanese is a foreign language in Japan. It is also a language not spoken in the native country of the person referred to, i.e. an English speaker living in Japan can say that Japanese is a foreign language to him or her. These two characterizations do not exhaust the possible definitions, however, and the label is occasionally applied in ways that are variously misleading or factually inaccurate. A German student learning French
Some children learn more than one language from birth or from a very young age: they are bilingual or multilingual. These children can be said to have two mother tongues: neither language is foreign to that child, even if one language is a foreign language for the vast majority of people in the child's birth country. For example, a child learning English from her English mother and Japanese at school in Japan can speak both English and Japanese, but neither is a foreign language to him.
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The Importance of Foreign Languages - Did You Know?

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Foreign Language Study Benefits

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Why Learn a Foreign Language?

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LET'S START WITH THE SPANISH LANGUAGE!

Post  Admin on Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:07 pm

THE SPANISH ALPHABET :




THIS IS HOW THEY PRONOUNCE THEIR ALPHABET, LET'S TRY LISTENING TO THEIR INITIAL SOUNDS FIRST, I MENA THE SOUND OF EACH SPANISH LETTERS :


THIS TIME, LET'S LEARN SPANISH BY SINGING THEIR ALPHABET :



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CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH...

Post  Admin on Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:24 pm

LET'S SEE IF WE CAN TRY MEMORIZING SOME BASIC CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH....



HOW ABOUT A MORE COMPETE SENTENCE COMMONLY USED?



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