If students are taught in a language they know, they can learn more effectively; and it won’t increase their burden that they have to spend more time on extra schoolwork. Besides, students won’t lose their confidence and interest in school subjects. However, there is rising opposite voice to the bilingual education. In this chapter, some challengers claim that bilingual education cannot benefit students in acquiring English language proficiency; and bilingual education prevent students from using English. In this point, the author defends that the charge that bilingual programs make exclusive use of the primary languages of the LEP students is absurd.
Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION English is now considered to be the global medium of communication and business and so has become the most dominant language in the world. Most of the people from other languages have strong Desires to learn English language. Learning English is considered to be a challenge to all those for whom it is a language other than their mother tongue. In other world it is a second language. English is used as Lingua Franca in today world.
They learn to think in English without reverting to the habit of trying to translate everything into their native tongue. The longer students can maintain this environment the easier it will be for them to think naturally using English. This can be a challenging task. In schools around Asia the traditional approach to language learning is by direct translation and this develops strong habits. Also in this age of modern technology we have apps that allow us instant translations between languages.
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
Chapter 1: THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND British Council stated that the English language has been one of the official languages in the Philippines. It is often used in business, law, and many other fields. English as a Second Language (ESL) programs is being offered locally. Somehow In a discussion organized by the British Council stated that the Philippines should not be at ease of doing fine in terms of English competency. The Philippines needs to advance step its efforts in improving the teaching and learning of English.
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.
English language is the most practiced language in worldwide nowadays, meaning to say that it is a language accepted as the international communication for all people in the world including university students in Malaysia. Many parties agree that English language has many advantages, but there are those who are disagree that English is the language of the colonizers. In fact, over 60 countries and states used English as the mother tongue language and second language (Site for Language Management in Canada, n.d.). However, English should be used as medium of teaching in universities for the benefit of all citizens in Malaysia. Assist and enable students to acquire knowledge wider, provided a good platform to enhance communication skills which is a benefit to students when enter the work field and ensure smooth dealings involving people from other countries are the most valuable advantages students get from using English as medium of instruction.
Therefore the qualifications of a person in today’s world need a support of English Language capability to reach out to the highest level of accomplishments. In the present day world the English language is used on widespread to interact and deal with the business officials around the world. The use of English language therefore helps in fetching the best opportunity to the job seeker and best deal for the business person. Malaysia education system conducting various kinds of tests and admission assistance programs with a view to help the students to bring a link between the middle and college level English education(Vinodini Murugesan ,2003 ). The English language came to Malaysia when the British came to Malaysia in year 1771.
English is an international language, that have used by people around the world to communicate and make people easy to communicate each other. English is one of languages that have to be master. In Indonesia, English have been taught since Elementary school to university. But, not all people can apply it in their real life. That is why English is important to teach at the early ages, because English becomes the important communication tool.