Phonology is very important in the role of an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher because having extended knowledge on the pronunciations of my native language can help me to better assist non-native speakers in theirs. It will allow me to better guide others in improving their speech skills which can positively impact their reading and writing skills. Teaching phonology can be difficult because the English language will not have the same number of phonemes as any given student’s L1. However, Pinker points out that this does not really matter, because in speech, we often do not hear the phonemes, rather we focus on the abstract units of language underlying the sounds that we hear (Pinker 191). He also goes into detail about how the sounds that we hear combine
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. For most people, learning how to speak in a second language (L2) is seen to be much more important than reading and writing (Ya-ni, 2007). Furthermore, most of employers identify communication as one of the basic competencies every graduate should possess, asserting that the ability to communicate is valuable for obtaining employment and
Being able to keep a fluent conversation with a native speaker is viewed as the main goal of this research and it also highlights the importance of speaking skills in a student´s point of view. Therefore, in this research study , four competitive skills of english teacher considered which might be helpful for English teachers and enhance their students´ communicative skills. (Marc.j.Riemer, 2007)English learners no longer expect the traditional approach of their teachers based on developing mainly the grammatical competence and using methodology popular in the past. Today, teachers are expected to provide their students with useful active knowledge of the foreign language, not just theory but about the language. Communicative approach focuses on a balance between fluency and accuracy and is the most suitable for those students whose aim is to gain confidence in speaking and conversational abilities.
Motivation of Students in Learning English. Introduction Nowadays, English language has become an international language all over the world. Therefore, it is crucial for students to master the global language and to catch up with the recent trends. For effective communication, there is a need to achieve language proficiency. However, the ability to use English fluently of Vietnamese students is lower than that of students in others countries in the area.
Thus the need analysis for the English Language helps in figuring out the particular needs of education that the student requires to grasp in the limited time frame that is course time so that he can earn good scores and get admission in the preferred course Earlier before Malaysian independence the whole work was done by British in English language. The official language was English. Only the people with the ability to speak and write in English got jobs in the government offices. After independence this requirements was although removed. However with the passage of time it was found that using English as official language is required.
2. Necessity of Grammar Teaching It is exact that putting grammar in the foreground in second language teaching, because language knowledge of grammar and vocabulary is the base of English language. Grammatical competence is one of communicative competence. Communicative competence involves knowing how to use the grammar and vocabulary of the language to achieve communicative goals, and knowing how to do this in a socially appropriate way. Communicative goals are the goals of learners’ studying English language.
Knowing English really change your life.Language skills are important especially in the future. If someone who is good at language skills, they can have opportunity to choose a work or get a better job.Students need to learn English because English is most of people spoken, Knowing English is way to get a better job, and English is opened up more opportunities to access to some of the world best universities. English is most of people speak because English is an international lingua franca. What is lingua franca it mean a language that is adopted as common language between speakers who is nonnative speaker. All people in the world agreed to use English to communicate with each other.
They stated that they need English to be able to read modern technology and to be connected with the other part of the world, these students stated that they are in favor of the widespread use of English in education system. These students said that most of the books they use are in English and it will be hard to find a lot of books in their own language then English. They said it’s much easier to study English then translating those books into your own language and then study it (T.N.Hung, 2003). An article by Mustafa claims that people in Pakistan believe that English is “the magic wand that can open the door to prosperity” (Mustafa, 2012). Therefore, they mostly people of Pakistan want to send their children to the English teaching school that is very costly.
I think this biased nature is same seen in the speech of the importance of the English. Learning English has many advantages as now days’ people are getting jobs outside and to communicate they require English as also it makes them easy to communicate. This tells the importance of the English, the knowledge we gain, the entrainment we have and make our work easier. It is the only language in the world which has taken many words from the other languages and is always in touch with them however this is the only language which has actually contributed to the death of language and in fact that made many languages and cultures undesirable. The speech tells how we have subtitles in the other language’s movies so that anyone who is of not that nation can understand that easily.
So in order to have better communication between the native people and migrated people one common language is essential. That language is English, as it is considered to be international connecting language. Learning of second language will be easy when people understand the nuances in the language. Many studies have focussed on various aspects of English language learning. This study is focussed on what difficulties exist and how these difficulties can be overcome in the context of Middle East countries.