CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION A. BACKGROUND OF RESEARCH English language is increasingly becoming an important lingua franca which is used in business, technological and academic communication (Dawit & Abiy, 2013). This trend of English globalization has made it imperative for graduates to be proficient in oral communication skills since competence in oral communication (in listening and speaking) is a prerequisite to students’ academic, personal and professional success in life. Oral communication competence can contribute to individuals’ social adjustment and participation in satisfying interpersonal relationship (Sherwyn, Michael & Judy, 2000). Effective use of English as a second language (ESL) or foreign language (EFL) in oral communication is, without a doubt, one of the most common, but also highly complex activities people need to learn for their interpersonal communication.
According to Crystal (2008), English is currently spoken by over a third of the world’s population and is spoken by more non-native speakers than native speakers of the language. This progressive growth makes English as means of global communication that can help people from all over the world to communicate. As English
The bilingualism in rural classroom and the problems faced English teachers. Introduction The reason I started searching about this topic is because I have seen some problems to learn English language in a rural area is very difficult because the students do not have the same opportunities that the students who live in an urban area. In the rural area is generating difficulties due to the little interest that the students have to learn, since the majority is indigenous, and their language is kiwua which generates difficulty in the pronunciation of a new language. The need for students to learn to speak English is a subject that is constantly difficult; despite the efforts made by teachers to impart knowledge of the language. Bilingualism
Today we have more people speaking English as a second language than there are native speakers. What consequences do this have on our community, especially one that is ridden with old traditions? Many people are afraid that having a global language will have a negative impact on other languages. Perhaps it will make people lazy about learning other languages, because being raised to learn a language is easier than to learn one from scratch at an old age. They also seem to think that the presence of this language will make many minority languages disappear.
However, the fact that non-native English speaker’s sort of pronunciation feature brings them in problem to communication with others. Most Korean learners are constantly make mistake when they speak English. Having Communication in English then they may face to reality which means mispronunciation can throw impediments in the way of a conversation. And realize that pronunciation is also important element of language to transmit correct message.
The approach of this teaching is very innovative, leaner-cantered, motivation-based, task oriented and fun loving with audio-visual aids through WALL. The aims and objectives of teaching English must be defined in terms of linguistic needs for different age group. The approach and techniques of teachings must be focused on enhancing skills of language rather than merely teaching theoretical knowledge of language. Various programs for teachers must be designed during their training programmes as well as when they are in service as a teacher. So that it will help them to improve teaching skills and overcome the barriers and shortcomings in their teaching skills, styles, approach and
Background: Why do we need to be proficient in English? Well, English language is the official language of large number of countries in the world. It is the most dominant business language and it has become a need for individuals to speak English. It is used as a medium of instruction in school and to be able to perform well you have to be proficient enough in the language. It will also open up more opportunities for you.
Research Abstract There is no doubt that English is the most widespread languages in the world. As one out of every four people in the world can communicate in English. English language is the language major in international relations. It is the official language of about 85% of the world population. But should we teach the English language as a foreign language to our children before the age of six?
Furthermore their interest in reading is minimized as they cannot get the essence of what the text is saying. As the consequences, the students’ participation in English literary activities is the minimum. Teacher has to force the students to participate. One of the reasons for this limitation is, there are not many teachers who are well trained in the teaching of English phonetics in specific. This drawback has huge impact on reading and speaking ability of the students.