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The Implications Of English Proficiency For Non-Native English Speaking Immigrants, Jennifer Foster Apr 2002

The Implications Of English Proficiency For Non-Native English Speaking Immigrants, Jennifer Foster

Sociology and Anthropology Undergraduate Theses

This study examines non-native English speaking immigrants, a group that has been overlooked by researchers in the past. They are confronted with a large amount of change and stress; and are forced to deal with many universal issues. This study investigated the role the English language has in their adjustment to the United States. The methods and reasoning behind why and how immigrants learn English is also discussed. Fifteen immigrants from Asia, Europe, and South America were interviewed. Surprisingly, the respondents had mixed responses as to what factors were the most influential to adjusting to life in the United States ...