My name is Hilda Judith Iglesias Andrade and this is my portfolio in
where I represents my work and my effort, is a recompiation of all
assignments and activities that I have done during this period of time.
All this activities correspond to the subject “Lingüística del Idioma
Ingles” all the activities that I did help me in my learning process.
In this portfolio you must found pictures and evidence of how I worked
in class and my process of learning and how I improved my written
My self-reflective learning stage…………………………………………4
Language (represent by pictures)……………………………………… 6
What is language?............................................................................. 7
Language (about a video watched)……………………………………. 9
Questionnarie about the video (language)…………………………….13
My self-reflective learning stage.
The learning English process it could seems easier but isn’t sometimes you can
feel frustrated because you are not able to memorize or to pronounce some words,
well for my this process it sometimes could feel difficult but not impossible; I’m in
my four year and I guess I have a lot of things to learn… sometimes I ask myself if,
am I pushing myself for do the best? And I answer this quetion and I know that I’m
not, but in this time I learn a lot of new things from different ways also I learn
I learn english not only in classes I like learn new words by listening to music,
watching some english programas, but the most difficult part of learning english is
the grammar, and is here when I sometimes feel frustrated because I do not
understand everything, but when this happens I try to push myself and try more
hard; for example when I can not pronounce a word I go and search in the internet
how to do it, y try to add the technologi into my learning process this could be
tedious because you can easier get distrated.
When I start the University I had a basic English knowledges and in this process, I
found good teachers that help me to understood and taught me things that I never
imagine that exists; now in days this help me because when I do not remember
something I take my notebooks of past semesters and sometime I found what I
forget and remain what teacher said in that opportunity, because I had the ability to
remain who taught me that class and how he or she do it.
The most difficult part for me in this process is when you must talk in from all your
partners well in Spanish maybe it could be more easier because is your mother
tongue but in English you are like, what I need to say for people can understand
me? Or maybe be more like, oh my God if I say something wrong or if I not able to
speak or what happened if I can not express my idea and no one can understand
what I am talking about? Well I guess this is the part that make afraid a lot of
students but for me take off this taboo it was not too easier because at the
beginning I was more like do dialogues or write in a piece of paper what I would
said and them I memorize every single word and them in class I repeat what I
memorized before and repeat like a parrot, but one day I thought; that this could be
like this anymore and push myself for do without memorizing big essays because
in real life we are not going everywhere with a “perfect” pre-written essay or
answers for an specifies questions or situations.
Another thing that I changes in this process was the fear to ask when I do not
understand a word or something in the class and the fear of make mistakes
because as we know English is not our first language and maybe for some of us
learning this new language it could be easier than others, but if I need more time
for understand something well now I know that this is not because I can not learn
sometimes we need more time for learn something for example grammar, well
grammar is maybe the second harder part in the English learning process because
if you cannot use the grammar rules maybe you could not able write sentences I
know I not good in off in this because I make a lot of mistakes and sometimes I get
afraid about it.
The third difficult part is the listening because exist many different accents in the
world and it could be hard to understand what people say.
If I sure in something is that English is more like be practicing and learning new
vocabulary and means, but as we know we will be prepares for be teachers but I
am not sure if I want to be teacher but I know that I have to do my teaching
practices and is in here when I have to demonstrate everything that I learn in this
long and sometimes hard process. English is not like everybody think is more
harder than only singsongs or read magazines, for me this is the major difficult
career why? Well because is similarity to born again you learn a new language and
you have to fort your mind to think in two different ways.
WHAT IS LANGUAGE?
Language is so fundamental to human life that is hard to imagine what
life would be like without it, but like humans animals have a system of
communication wich allows them to interact with each other in their
enviromet while bath animals and humans use systems of
communication but the use of complex symbols and an oral system is
unique to humans.
Humans are able to exchange or express knowledges, opinions,
wishes, feelings, etc. They can use diferrent ways to express
themselves, the communication between humans come changing
through time because they are learning different systems of
communication in wich the linguistic is the most important part.
In the humans communication exist two forms to express something…
The first one is when you sent a many numbers of signals that are not
intentional but still carry meaning, and is called: informative signals, the
second one is when you sent or want to communicate something this
are: communicative signals; humans must use language to think and
Humans language have some properties tan animals doesn’t have like:
displacement, arbitrariness, productivity, cultural transmission, duality
and communication; humans can refer to past and future time while
animal commucation seems to be desgined for refer only i present,
also humans can put meaning in a Word and produce or créate a new
words for name anew object or situation, humans communication is
learned by taught vocabulary, pronunciations and meaning of words
through socialization from those around hi mor her while animals
communication is instintive they doesn’t have to learn because it
In conclution animals can learn words from human language but they
will never going to know the meaning of the word inclusive if they can
relate words with objects or situations because they only know that
through trainig or the way we tell the words to them (strength of voices,
mood, etc) but like humans animals can communication on they own
Language is essential for communication or expressing something or a
thought to others is almost the central of human life because human is
a creature that has the necesity to communicate and have contact with
others, is something mysterious how humans learned the speech
language and how this distinctive our especie from the animals;
because humans are the only who posses this ability and use every
single minute of his life.
In the world exist around 6000 different languages, the process for
learn the language dependet of the culture, also we must know about
gramar, phonoly, semantic and pragmantic, we need to know how to
use all the rules; the way how we acquired it dependes who teach us,
but we don’t have to confuse language with:
- Written language.
- Proper gramar.
“language systematically influences how one perceives and
concetualizes the world” (Spair Whort Theorie); we don’t remember
words just meaning.
The language Works first, with words, rules (syntax, morphology and
phonoly) and interfaces.
Chomsky has his own theory about language focus on creativity,
language has syntax unrealted to meaning, syntax doesn’t consist of
linear associations; also he said we need to follow some rules:
1- Open-ended creativity.
2- The expression of unfamiliar meaning.
3- The production of vast numbers of combinations.
He has the idea that cildren are pre-wired with a universal gramar and
ther créate original sentences.
1- What did you learn during this period?
Well I learn how language Works in humans and animals, and
also I remind about phonetics some features and word
pronunciation and I how speak in from my classmates and have
be disciplined to study.
2- Did you give your best effort on this E-portfolio Project?
Maybe not my best effort but I do the effort for finish and do every
single step that was required.
3- Did this portfolio help you learn more than others we’ve
This is my first portfolio I learn how to be organized with my
homeworks and I’m not pretty sure if I done correctly this
4- Did you come to class prepared to learn (in both your
attitude and with all your supplies)?
Yes I did, I always come to class prepared to learn sometimes
was difficult to understand the class but I always be paying
5- If you could do this assignment over, what would you do
No… I like how the assignment is.
6- What class activities or assignments help you learn most?
I learn more when we do research activities and expositions.
7- What do you believe the teacher could have done differently
to help you learn the lessons eassier?
Maybe use more examples when he teach a new topic because
sometime is not clear the idea of the topic for us.
8- What’s one thing the teacher did during class that you really
I really like that during the class we had the opportunity to
express our ideas and teacher help us when we were wrong
without make feel us bad about make mistakes.
9- How can you prove to the teacher that you master the contents
from the first period?
I guess I can be able to explain everything but I know I can prove
through a kind of exposition.