Perhaps, now, we can see that Chinese is the current racial majority, making their mother tongue the dominant second language. For this very reason, Malay or Indian kids may learn Chinese as their ‘mother tongue’. The taxi driver then moves on to commenting the need to learn one’s mother tongue language in order to understand one’s culture. The passenger also doesn’t consider herself to be an Indian simply because she doesn’t relate to any of their practices or culture. But instead, she mentions, “My culture is Malaysian.
Although bond with their home state was very strong, many decide to make Malaya as their second home. There are more than 35 million of Malayalam language speakers in India but, there are only 135 thousand in the Malayalees ethics group in Malaysia. Religious faith varies among the Malayalam speakers in India. Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, and Judaism are all present. (2015 All Malaysia Malayalee Association (AMMA), 2016) Today in Malaysia, the Malayalees are well represented in institutions of higher learning and professional occupations such as medicine,
Burmese are used in education, media, business and administration and to communication within ethnic groups. Moreover, English as second language of Myanmar because Myanmar was colonized by British . so, that English are influence to Myanmar. However, languages are the most importance to communicate between peoples
Again, because of various ethnicities and history of origins, Malaysians speak in diverse languages, have different beliefs and practice different religions that lead to the development of a unique Malaysian culture. However, Malaysia also suffered from some religious intolerance and racism due to the multiple religions and misunderstanding between different religions and beliefs. During the British colonial administration, they were bringing in foreign labors from India and China to Malaysia that change the nation’s demographic structure and caused Malaysia to be a multicultural country (Ahmad & Yusof, 2010). However, the British administration developed a divide and rule policy that caused this racial diverse nation becomes an ethnically divided country. This specific policy broadens the gap between the different ethnics in Malaysia.
1.0 INTRODUCTION The English language is known as West Germanic language that engender from England and also spoken as a domestic language in the other countries such as United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa, and etc. Now, English is the third most spoken worldwide language next to Chinese and Hindi. Besides, English is also the most widely learned second language in the world with the some of 380 million speakers. Worldwide students are required to learn English and a working knowledge of English which required in many fields and occupations. Teaching and learning English language in Malaysia was introduced by the British’s pioneer education system in the 1960s and it is still enrooted in the current Malaysian educational system (Asmah Haji Omar, 1992).
2.3 Malaysian dialects Malaysia is a multiracial country that uses Malay language as its official language. Malaysia is divided into six regions, which are Northern Region, Central Region, East Coast, Sabah, and Sarawak (ThingsAsian, n.d.). Malaysia is comprised of fourteen states, hence the Malay language is spoken in various dialects. The fourteen states are Perlis, Kedah, Pulau Pinang, Perak, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor, Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan, Sabah, and Sarawak. These states are divided accordingly to the six regions mentioned above.
Malaysia is well-known for its diversity in culture, race and religion way before we were freed from the British colonization era. The diversity is heated by the slogan 1Malaysia that was first introduced by the Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak in 2009, in hope that it could trigger the Malaysians to rise and fall together as one nation. This slogan has shown a positive result as it has brought many hearts from all walks of life altogether as one. A harmonious nation is created despite its diversity in cultural and religious activities. The question is, why does our country need harmony within its diversity?
English continues to be widely recognized as the language of business throughout the world and it will maintain and grow even more dominant. In the past speaking English as a second language was a marker of the ‘elite’ but nowadays is a basic skill that people should have (Dorie, C. 2012). It is often perceived by the younger population that does not have English as their first language (L1), that speaking English will lead to a prosperous career later in life. This paper looks into why Thailand has and is experiencing so many problems with its citizens learning or acquiring English as a foreign language. Furthermore, the research examined in this paper identifies common mispronunciation of English words by Thai learners especially mispronunciation of English consonant clusters and predominately final consonant sounds.
Malaysia is a multi-racial country consisting of Malays, Chinese, Indians and numerous indigenous people. With this, comes a myriad of religion, festivals, food and customs. In this assignment, I was assigned to make a folio about the celebration of second largest ethnic in Malaysia, Chinese New Year. The second largest ethnic group, the Malaysian Chinese form 25% of the population. Mostly descendents of Chinese immigrants during the 19th century, different dialects are spoken.
The Malays are the largest group in Malaysia making up almost about 61.9 % of the population. In Malaysia, the term Malay refers to a person whose predecessors are Malays, rehearses Malay traditions and speaks the Malay dialect. With the most indigenous people groups they shape a gathering called Bumiputera, which interprets as "son of the soil". The Malays are known for their gentle mannerism and rich legacy. Impacts from numerous parts of the world, for example, India, China, the Arabian Peninsula and the West have been basic in molding the current Malay culture and identity.