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This essay is for a subject called "Academic Writing". We have to write a formal and academic expository essay at the C1 level (unlimited number of words). Criteria I am sure of are: Accuracy of grammar, vocabulary, and collocations used in the essay. This is not an essay for IELTS, but I do hope you will understand and give us comments from what you see. Thank you in advance.

Topic name: How to withstand language barriers in communication when studying abroad

Imagine you are studying in the US. What should you do if an American friend tells you the classroom is on the first floor, but you cannot find it there? Actually, in the United States, the first floor means the ground floor of a building, not the floor above the ground one. When studying abroad, culture shock is inevitable, especially language shock. Overcoming the language barriers is the most basic step to being able to do bigger things. To conquer language barriers in communication when studying abroad, students need to follow three principal ways: stopping overthinking, asking for help, and practicing.

“The more you overthink, the less you will understand,” said Habeeb Akande. When dwelling abroad, students tend to be more self-conscious. In their viewpoint, their greatest fear is being ridiculed and judged because of their communication mistakes. Unfortunately, this anxiety makes students overthink how they communicate to people, which will only tarnish their self-esteem and hinder them from integrating into the new environment. The prime reason for studying abroad is to learn, especially the language of the new community. Mahatma Gandhi used to be derided because of his poor English when he studied in London. Eventually, he achieved fluency in English. Therefore, it is vital for students to abolish negative beliefs, assert their confidence, and start communicating with a progressive spirit.

Asking for help is one strategy to help international students overcome language obstacles in communicating. No matter how good they are at using a foreign language, it will be challenging for them to clearly understand the language when talking with native speakers. According to Levine (2014), when living abroad in a country whose language and culture are different to the foreigners, they almost become children again. Things they could do on their own become hard. Particularly, international students will not only keep up with the lessons or conversations, but they also have to learn the meaning of slang words, which necessitates the assistance of the native in order to learn the meaning and correctly use those words. Therefore, frequently learning from people around them, such as friends or teachers, will assist them in averting misunderstandings during communication.

“Skill comes from consistent and deliberate practice,” said Shawn Allen. The third way of dealing with linguistic barriers is practicing the language that students use when studying abroad. At an early stage, students often incline not to say anything whenever they have to communicate with native speakers because of poor English proficiency. Therefore, practicing a new language regularly is a practical way for international students to have a wide vocabulary and grammar point. There is a piece of advice that plain words and sentences are perceived as a top priority when students start to practice. Besides, not only should they practice using words, but they also should practice using body language and facial expressions. If international students can achieve a proficient combination of both verbal and non-verbal communication, they will be more confident and overcome language barriers. The more they practice, the more they will be expert at speaking and understanding what foreigners are saying.

In conclusion, the three aforementioned approaches are considered the most helpful tips for international students of all ages. Every time feeling embarrassed to communicate with foreign people, instead of being silent, these students should refresh their thoughts, seek support from nearby people and note down what aspects need more practice so that they can temporarily overcome the negative feeling at that moment. If students can flexibly do these things as their habits on their study journey, they can break the invisible barriers and use their language in a more confident way to achieve higher positions and open new lives' doors.

REFERENCE:

Levine, L. (2014, September 5). Becoming a child in Japan. Tufogu. https://www.tofugu.com/japan/becoming-a-child-in-japan/

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This is a formal description of C1 Level:

A C1 level of English allows for a full range of functionality at work or in an academic setting. The C1 level would allow for full autonomy in a native English-speaking country.

According to the official CEFR guidelines, someone at the C1 level in English:

  1. Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning.

  2. Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.

  3. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.

  4. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

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Imagine you are studying in the US. What should you do if an American friend tells you the classroom is on the first floor, but you cannot find it there? Actually, in the United States, the first floor means the ground floor of a building, not the floor above the ground one. When studying abroad, culture shock is inevitable, especially language shock. (unnatural collocation. I do not see the relevance of your example of "culture shock." Is is not really that. I can give you a personal example of culture shock. I was in Japan on business, and went into the ladies' toilet. I was shocked to see that there was a hole in the ground, not a western-style commode. For language, British English has some embarrassing differences with American English. And there are very strange differences in British dialects. ) Overcoming the language barriers is the most basic step to being able to do bigger things. (Huge and big are juvenile words. Tyr to use academic words.) To conquer language barriers in communication when studying abroad, students need to follow three principal ideas ways: stopping stop overthinking, asking for help, and practice every day. ing.

“The more you overthink, the less you will understand,” said Habeeb Akande. When dwelling (wrong word) abroad, students tend to be more self-conscious. In their viewpoint, Their greatest fear is being ridiculed and judged because of their communication mistakes. Unfortunately, this anxiety makes students overthink how they communicate to people, which will only lower tarnish their self-esteem and hinder them from integrating into the new environment. The prime reason for studying abroad is to learn, especially the language of the local new community. Mahatma Gandhi used to be derided because of his poor English when he studied in London. (You are missing a logical step here.) Eventually, he achieved fluency in English. Therefore, it is vital for students to abolish negative beliefs, assert their confidence, and start communicating with a positive progressive (Progressive is a political stance) spirit.

Asking for help is one strategy to help international students overcome language obstacles in communicating. No matter how good they are at using a foreign language, it will be challenging for them to clearly understand everything the language when talking with native speakers. According to Levine (2014), when someone is living abroad in a country whose language and culture are different from theirs, to the foreigners, they almost become like a child children again. Things they could do on their own become hard. Particularly, international students will not only find it challenging to keep up with the lessons or conversations, but they also have to learn the meaning of slang words and idioms, which necessitates the assistance of a native speaker the native in order to learn the meaning and correctly use those words. Therefore, frequently learning from people around them, such as friends or teachers, will assist them in averting misunderstandings during communication.

“Skill comes from consistent and deliberate practice,” said Shawn Allen. The third way of dealing with linguistic barriers is practicing the language that students use when studying abroad. (Is that a special language?) At an early stage, students often are reluctant incline not to say anything whenever they have to communicate they are with native speakers because of poor English proficiency. Therefore, practicing a new language regularly is a practical way for international students to have a wide vocabulary and good grammar. grammar point. There is a piece of advice that plain very common words and simple sentences should be given are perceived as a top priority when students start to practice. Besides, not only should they practice using words, but they also should practice using body language and facial expressions that are culturally acceptable. If international students can achieve a proficient combination of both verbal and non-verbal communication, they will be more confident and overcome language barriers. The more they practice, the more they will be expert at speaking and understanding what foreigners are saying.

In conclusion, the three aforementioned (Remove "aforementioned" from your vocabulary. It is appallingly outdated and old-fashioned to an American. Use demonstrative adjectives. That is what they are for. ) these three pieces of advice / principles / rules . approaches are considered the most helpful tips for international students of all ages. Every time they are feeling hesitant embarrassed to communicate with foreign people, instead of being silent, they these students should refresh their thoughts, seek support from nearby people and note down what aspects words, phrases or speech patterns need more practice so that they can temporarily overcome the negative feeling at that moment. If students can turn these ideas into regular flexibly do these things as their habits on their study journey, they can break the invisible language barriers and use their language in a more confident way to be able to get around, make fast friends, as well as earning top marks in the country where they are studying. to achieve higher positions and open new lives' doors. (That really does not fit the context. "open new lives' doors makes no sense.)

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