My project is based on what could be termed as, arguably, the most interesting topic of the current times – times associated with a great hype about globalization and internationalization of such social variables as education. My project seeks to explain the intercultural aspects of the English language, especially the utilization of the language by non-native speakers. Being an example of such speakers, I find the topic exceptionally interesting because I have a first-hand experience of studying the ups and downs of using English a second language. Essentially, the targeted population consists of both the native and the non-native English speakers, with more emphasis on the latter. While one may fail to comprehend why the native speakers of English fall within the target population, I consider it a necessary decision because in the current times, the native English speakers are encountering some problems with a language that is innately theirs. The main reason why I opt to make the non-native speakers the main target is because English is taking over the international scene – a fact that has been met with mixed reaction.
Summary and Feedback
The responses that I have received from my peers have not been so positive. While this may be associated with the fact that my language expression is not among the best, I think many of my peers will give a nod to my choice of topic. One noteworthy feedback was given by my peer, who is good at commenting, analyzing and critiquing. According to him, I have not done so well, and I need to improve on my overall project, so as to make it appealing to the readers. According to my peer, “You can do better that this. I prove on your choices of primary research and organizational format of the paper, as well as the language.”
Response to Feedback
While I am also aware about the fact that I am not a native speaker, I know that I have quite a number of challenges to tackle, with regard to organizing my presentation of the paper, and the expression of the point. I concur with my peer’s comment that what I have done this semester is not the best – I can do better. I response to the peer’s feedback, I have opted to adopt their views. My response to their feedback is actually the decision to adopt their ideas. I plan to improve my organizational format. I have also made up my mind to focus on such things as primary research and language. In a nutshell, I look at the peer response in a positive light.
With the feedback from my peers, I believe that I am in a better position to proceed in making alterations to the paper in a bid to make it better. Primarily, I plan on working on the initial sections of the paper, especially the introduction. I will soon administer the research question to the respondents – both natives and non-natives. With the information gathered, I will be better placed to embark on the methodology section. This section is underway, and I plan to come up with the most effective quantitative and qualitative methods.
Clearly, from the foregoing explanations, I am ready and willing to implement the suggestions of my peers. I am planning how to implement the suggestions and making my paper better. Empirical research is quite an involving task, but it becomes easy with feedback from peers. The remaining sections are underway, and all appendices will be ready as well.