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  OHCHR: English (English) - Universal Declaration of Human Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-11)
During the Old English period of 450-1,100 A.D. (first phase), Britain experienced the spread of Christianity, and, from the 8th century, the invasion and occupation by the Vikings, called the "Danes." The most important event of the second phase, the Middle English period (1100-1500 A.D.) was the Norman Conquest of 1066.
The English language which spread to the world created many of its variants, the most prominent of which is American English.
The American English writing system is said to owe much to Noah Webster's "An American Dictionary of the English Language" which was completed in 1828.
www.unhchr.ch /udhr/lang/eng.htm   (1931 words)

  english : English Home
English studies also include learning the skills--reading, writing, and thinking--needed to approach and master these ideas and other contingencies of life.
An English major meets the needs of students desiring a general background in the discipline as well as those wishing to prepare for professional or graduate study.
Since English study combines so well with other specialties, students have used it not only to prepare for careers in teaching, law, journalism, publishing, the theatre, and public relations; but also in counseling, medicine, psychiatry, the clergy, business, agriculture, and the fine arts.
www.wilmington.edu /manila/english/home.html   (487 words)

 English language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
English is an Anglo-Frisian language brought to southeastern Great Britain in the 5th century AD and earlier by Germanic settlers and Germanic auxiliary troops from various parts of northwest Germany (Saxons, Angles) as well as Jutland (Jutes).
English is also the most widely used language for young backpackers who travel across continents, regardless of whether it is their mother tongue or a secondary language.
English as a lingua franca for Europe and Euro-English are concepts of standardizing English for use as a second language in continental Europe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/English_language   (6419 words)

 UW English: English major options
English Major with an Emphasis in Creative Writing - core curriculum augmented by creative writing workshops and a directed creative writing thesis.
English Major with an Emphasis in Language and Linguistics - core curriculum plus courses in Old English, Middle English and linguistics.
The general literature major in English requires the completion of selected core courses in English with a curriculum planned to be representative of the major periods, figures, and genres in English and American literature.
www.wisc.edu /english/undergrad/optionsOld.html   (1328 words)

 UW English: English major options
All students are required to take English 215, 216 and 217 and must also complete one of these courses in the four credit format.
A major emphasis on language and linguistics is available to students who wish to combine a background in literature with a concentration of courses in the history and structure of the English language.
English 329: Introduction to the Syntax of English
www.wisc.edu /english/undergrad/options.html   (1336 words)

 English Heritage - Stonehenge & the History of England : English Heritage
English Heritage exists to protect and promote England's spectacular historic environment and ensure that its past is researched and understood.
Each English Heritage holiday cottage has a story to tell: its past inextricably linked with an historic house, a fortified castle or a great estate.
English Heritage is pleased to be providing Managed Open Access to Stonehenge for the Summer Solstice.
www.english-heritage.org.uk   (197 words)

The people for whom business English is most useful are probably those who are already working in businesses where English is necessary for some part of their work, and who have therefore had the opportunity to see what they can and can't do effectively in English.
However, the English emphasis in these cases is a little different; such people need to study the world of business at the same time as they are learning the language - they are learning business in English, rather than English for business.
A balanced Business English course will assume the person has the expertise in his or her specific area but requires practice in the functions (s)he has to perform.
www.euroeducation.net /editor/business_english_courses   (1492 words)

 W&M Department of English | English Major's Handbook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-11)
English majors may include six credit hours from Literary and Cultural Studies 201, 301 and 302 in the first 36 credits of their major program, but must notify the Registrar’s Office that they wish these courses to count toward their English major.
Depending on the interests of the instructor, students may be asked to try their hand at various poetic forms: sonnets, villanelles, sestinas, terza rima, etc. Or the aural and dramatic aspects of poetry might be emphasized, with attention given to oral presentation and the close kinship between poetry and music.
English 368 is the first level of fiction writing offered by the department.
www.wm.edu /english/handbook.php   (10883 words)

 English Club ~ Learn English | Teach English
ESL stands for English as a Second Language.
EFL stands for English as a Foreign Language.
ESL is used when people learn English in an English speaking country.
www.englishclub.com   (269 words)

 Williams Baptist College | English, English Education & Communication Arts
The Department of English and Communication Arts provides the Williams Baptist College campus community with a wide array of courses in English, journalism, modern language, speech and drama.
Typically, students majoring in secondary education for English opt for a second area of endorsement in theater, journalism or speech.
Students who complete the Bachelor of Arts in English degree are prepared for occupations which require the use of critical, analytical, interpretive communication and editing skills.
www.wbcoll.edu /departments/english.php   (701 words)

 English :: English
A menu to the left offers a range of information about the department, the professors, the courses, and what’s required for the English major and minor.
Alums of the English Department: We’re proud of you, and we like hearing about your travels, your families and friends, your careers, and other alums you know.
Eighteen of us belong to the English Department’s faculty.
www.ups.edu /english.xml   (302 words)

 German-English, English-German, Spanish-English Translator
In fact, communication is such a crucial factor in international business that it cannot be left to amateurs.
Werner Patels, M.A. is a bilingual (English and German) and certified translator and conference interpreter with almost 20 years of experience in Europe and North America.
Patels has also translated two books into English as well as numerous documents in the fields of the environment, international politics, international organizations, the media and the arts.
www.translations-canada.net /wpatels   (152 words)

 Open Directory - Science: Social Sciences: Linguistics: Languages: Natural: Indo-European: Germanic: English   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-11)
English Contrasted - Native and non-native English-language accents are demonstrated from around the world, through the use of downloadable sound files.
Infernal English: Usage Experts Change Their Minds Too - Anne H. Soukhanov, lexicographer, shows that grammatical rules are not necessarily set in concrete.
A Study of the Formants of the Pure Vowels of British English - MA Thesis (1960) of Prof.
dmoz.org /Science/Social_Sciences/Linguistics/Languages/Natural/Indo-European/Germanic/English   (793 words)

 English | English | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon
English studies, an academic discipline involving English language, literature, and linguistics
ENGLISH (actually trademarked in all caps) is a database retrieval and reporting language somewhat like SQL, but with no actual programming or update capabilities.
English to French English to Italian English to Spanish English to Dutch English to Portuguese English to German English to Russian English to Japanese English to Chinese (T) English to Chinese (S) English to Korean English to Turkish English to Hebrew English to Additional English to Croatian English to Serbian English to Swedish
www.babylon.com /definition/English?uil=English   (534 words)

 Department of English | English as a Second Language |
The IUPUI English as a Second Language Program is a component of the English Department at IUPUI and serves the campus international community by providing English language courses designed to meet ESL students’ academic needs.
Our courses support all the various academic departments by offering intermediate to advanced English courses to help prepare students to enter and succeed in their various fields of study.
The classes focus on the academic English skills students need to be successful at the university level.
english.iupui.edu /esl   (436 words)

 * Dusted Reviews - English *   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-11)
English is quite harsh and disruptive, even more so than much music in this genre.
What unites all these tracks is the duo’s propensity to pursue ideas with the same kind of insistent focus of +minus.
Not everything about this recording compels, and at times I was struck by the sense that English didn’t quite have their own voice yet.
www.dustedmagazine.com /reviews/3176   (343 words)

 Best Online Casino on the Web - English Harbour Casino
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 English English - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This pronunciation is also found in many other English dialects, including Australian English, Indian English, Malaysian English, New Zealand English, and South African English.
The accent in Hull is a descendent of North Lincolnshire dialect.
English English Estuary Hiberno-English (Ireland) Highland • Manx • Mid Ulster Midlands Northern • Received Pronunciation Scottish Welsh • West Country dialects
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/English_English   (3933 words)

 English lessons and teacher resources from English-To-Go - Introduction
Academic English, General English, Preparation for TOEFL, TOEIC and IELTS, English for Migrants, Business English, English for Tourism and Hospitality.
Academic English, English for Tertiary Study, English for Migrants.
english lessons english grammar lesson english language lesson english as a foreign language learn english teach english english learning learning to speak english lesson plans teacher lesson plans education k12 teaching english in japan esl resources english teachers esl activities esl reading
www.english-to-go.com /english/editorial_team.cfm   (1152 words)

 Searching Lexicon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-11)
When you translate from "Welsh to English" using "Whole word" mode, the lookup engine attempts to undo any mutations before looking up the word.
If you select "Attempt translations", then the lookup engine will suggest possible ways to translate the exact form of the word that was entered.
This option is only valid when translating from Welsh to English in "Whole word" mode.
www.cs.cf.ac.uk /fun/welsh/LexiconForms.html   (167 words)

 University of Tennessee: Dept. of English - English as a Second Language
The English language has grown well beyond the borders of monolingual English-speaking countries.
Users of English as a second or additional language currently far outnumber those who speak English as their first or primary language.
To accommodate both those who study English as a Second Language, such as matriculated international and immigrant students at the University of Tennessee, and those who wish to teach English as a Second/Foreign Language, the English Department offers classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
web.utk.edu /~english/esl.php   (211 words)

 The INQUIRER guide to English English
How and when did it turn from a hard K into a soft S? Spectacles here can often happen in the Kinema and are also worn on the nose so you can see what's happening better.
They are often called glasses here but if you go into an English pub and ask for a glass of beer, expect to be poured half a pint, not a full one.
Church here is pronounced differently depending on whether you're a Scot, in which case it's pronounced and spelt kirk.
www.theinquirer.net /?article=6739   (1064 words)

 Amazon.ca: Random House Spanish-English English-Spanish Dictionary: Second Edition: Books: David L. Gold   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-11)
Now in a revised and updated second edition, Random House's best-selling bilingual dictionary is ideal for students, businesspeople and travelers.
Pronunciations are shown for Spanish and English, with detailed guides to the pronunciation of both languages.
This "must have" portable reference for students and travelers features the latest in spellings and alphabetization rules using American English spelling and vocabulary.
www.amazon.ca /Random-House-Spanish-English-English-Spanish-Dictionary/dp/037540483X   (442 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Education: Language Arts: English: English as a Second Language: Student Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-11)
English at Home - Learning tips and advice for learning or improving grammar, speaking, and vocabulary.
English Maze - A unique site for learning English which combines pronunciation, speaking, reading, listening and grammar activities.
English: The International Language - Free online lessons, resources and advice for learners and teachers of English as a second language and English as a foreign language.
dmoz.org /Arts/Education/Language_Arts/English/English_as_a_Second_Language/Student_Resources   (1068 words)

 VOA News - VOA Special English - English Learning
The goal was to communicate by radio in clear and simple English with people whose native language was not English.
Special English continues to communicate with people who are not fluent in English.
From Iran: “The VOA Special English was a dream for me. I've never seen such a useful program in learning a foreign language.
www.voanews.com /specialenglish/about_special_english.cfm   (867 words)

 Natural England
Natural England works for people, places and nature to conserve and enhance biodiversity, landscapes and wildlife in rural, urban, coastal and marine areas.
Natural England brings together English Nature, the Countryside Agency and the Rural Development Service.
Britain’s most colourful warbler is spreading its territorial wings because warmer winters and better heathland management have increased its chances of survival.
www.english-nature.gov.uk   (124 words)

 How To Learn English (English Club)
Like every decision in life, studying English must be something you want to do.
These statistics are for an average communicator in English.
Consider email, TV, and the telephone (unless in English) off limits while you are studying.
www.englishclub.com /learn-english-how.htm   (1480 words)

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