The Challenges Of English As An International Language

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Nowadays English has become an International language. Which is people use English to communication and make relation to other people in around the world. In Indonesia itself, English has studied by students of Junior High school until Universities. Especially in Junior High school, English has become the main subject of curriculum. Although, the students get difficulties in learning English because it is different from Bahasa Indonesia in the language structure, pronunciation and vocabulary.
English is taught in order to master four skills in English, they are listening, speaking, reading and writing. Jeremy Harmer states on his book English Language Teaching
“...we use language in terms of four skills- reading, writing, speaking and listening. These are often divided into two types. Receptive skills is a term used for reading and listening, skills where meaning is extracted from the discourse. Productive skills is the term for speaking and writing, skills where students actually have to produce language themselves.”

Writing as productive skill classified as difficult skill, because the students consider to produce language by themselves. It happens in many students in Indonesia. They have lack on developing sentence to arrange a text and have no idea to write. Moreover, for the students writing is such boring and tiring activities. The students have low motivation on writing English, but they must be able to find out the way to writing text easier and fun. Brown (2004)

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