The purpose of using the two questionnaires was to find out first, to what extent teachers and students are aware of the role of foreign culture in language learning and teaching; second, to what extent are teachers aware of the strategies and techniques of teaching foreign language culture and how do students benefit from it? The study revealed that first, both students and teachers do believe that culture and language are
In “Mother Tongue” Tan uses her mother as an example of how the English language should not affect one’s self worth. Tan’s mother spoke English but not well enough for people to think that her dignity was high. “You should know that my mother’s expressive command of
Foreign language should not be required at the elementary level because students need to focus on the core subjects, like math, reading, science and history. That is a lot for a young student to handle and expecting them to learn a language should make it more difficult for a student. The core subjects are more essential in everyday life and can lead to more jobs in the future. Students also might have trouble learning the rules of English along with another language. English and other languages have some similar grammar rules, so they could get them confused when trying to learn the grammar rules of English and learning another language.
No longer the importance of foreign language in the collection of knowledge to keep pace with the progress need to emphasize, but rather, noted that it is the only means of communication between nations and civilizations, and the ideal way to expand the perceptions and experiences of the individual follow-up research and novel discoveries. So, learning foreign or a second language is strongly demanding task. In academic setting, it is discernible that learners who are very successful in learning a foreign language , it is due to their strong steadiness, persistence and hard work inside and outside the classroom. Otherwise, it is not the same case for other learners, who are considered as underachievers in their learning a second
The parents or adults that are learning English as a second or other language may find that it is difficult communicating with their child's teachers. In addition, many Non-English parents experience low self-esteem, culture shock, and misunderstandings. Language difference can confuse parents about their role in education and how to help their children. Parents who do not speak English may not understand newsletters, handouts, or speakers at meetings, however non-English speaking parents wants their child to receive an education that will allow them to have a better future. Even when language differences take place, a teacher's willingness or attempt to speak the home language can deliver care for the parents because the willingness can encourage them to feel comfortable enough to speak in English plus can improve possibilities for communication.
Managing students who seem not understand the lesson Based on my observation the teacher that I observed know there are students who seem not understand the lesson, she will asked to them, then she explained the material in Bahasa. According to Lado (1957:2) states clearly in his book Linguistics Across Cultures that individual tend to transfer the forms and meanings, and the distribution of forms and meanings of their native language to the foreign language, it is productively when attempting to speak the language and receptively when attempting to grasp and understand the language as practiced by natives. From the explanation above that the teacher doing to her student to make them more understand to the lesson and Lado’s quote, I can conclude that second language is very important to be used in learning foreign language and part of success in learning foreign language. 2. Teacher’s English Language Use in The Classroom The teacher has tried to use English as much as possible with her students.
What if students have already the understanding of the concepts in a specific topic, but they could not express themselves or could not communicate effectively in English language? Are we depriving them of their ideas just because of a language barrier? If the teacher is incorporating mother tongue in their instruction, is it appropriate that they assess the student in different language? Are we really assessing the value of learning? This research aimed to find out the incorporation mother tongue as a form of assessment as an alternative method for measuring student achievement in Science subject, to be more specific in Biology.
On the other hand, parents may fail to make the effort to teach the child their native language because they are so focused on having their child and themselves excel at the new language. This causes a lack of connection or familiarity between the child and language that their parents
In addition, most secondary schools, universities, and jobs require a foreign language to be known. People should learn a foreign language at an early age, because it helps young learner’s learning skills, makes it easier to perfect/acquire a new language, and helps to prepare for schools. People should learn a foreign language at an early age, because it helps young students’ concentration skills, increases of understanding ability, and intelligence. According to a research done by Harvard University, research confirms that learning
Nowadays English is one of the most spoken languages in the world, it is no wonder that people from various countries do their best to learn it though it is a complicated process. Yet it is even more challenging to teach English as a foreign language as it requires the combination of both professional skills and personal qualities to make the educational process successful. So the object of this paper is analyzing the main aspects that make teaching English as a foreign language effective. First of all, it is essential for any teacher to know his or her students which includes not only their names and grades but also their background, level of knowledge and needs. While giving lessons to foreign students you can not but get them acquainted