Costa Rica is going through a globalized world where communication and technology is a fact in everyone’s life. Learning new languages is a great tool when it comes to progress in the professional field and educational field. In this country, learning English language is considered as one of the main priorities, that is why in most schools are taught this language. Learning English represents a challenge for Costa Ricans because it is not their native language. English language differs from Spanish language in many aspects.
This chapter describes the rationale, purpose of the study, research questions, scope and delimitations, and definition of terms of the study. 1.1 Rationale Reading is one of the most important parts in learning English. It helps students gain new experience and knowledge and engage to other societies if they are able to understand texts they are reading. However, there is a difficulty in learning language that is grammar. It is the most difficult part to comprehend texts and meaning especially a complex sentence.
Nowadays to know a foreign language is necessary for every person, though learning a foreign language takes a lot of time and efforts. We must work hard to learn a foreign language. Visiting a foreign country you will have no difficulty communicating with other people. Knowledge of foreign languages helps to promote cultural, educational and technical cooperation among nations. Therefore, one of the characteristic features of life in our country today is a great interest in the study of foreign languages - chiefly 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.
Key words: accurate hearing, listening stages, top-down processing skills, bottom-up processing skills, feedback, listening activities, language comprehension/ acquisition It is well-known that English is Lingua Franca of our days. Everyone needs to learn the English language in order to get in touch on an international level. Speaking English helps us to communicate with people from countries all over the world as it is the language of politics and diplomacy, science and technology, business and trade. In fact, as it is so dominant in international communication, we find more information regarding nearly every subject if we can speak this language. Communication requires integration of all language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing, of which listening is of primary importance as it is one of the fundamental skills in language acquisition.
Everyone needs to learn the English language in order to get in touch on an international level. Speaking English helps us to communicate with people from countries all over the world as it is the language of politics and diplomacy, science and technology, business and trade. In fact, as it is so dominant in international communication, we find more information regarding nearly every subject if we can speak this language. Communication requires integration of all language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing, of which listening is of primary importance as it is one of the fundamental skills in language acquisition. It's no wonder that in recent years the language teaching profession has placed a concentrated emphasis on listening, as it is considered to be a major component in language learning and teaching.
American dominance and influence in the entire world has made English fundamental for developing international markets, from areas of advertising and tourism to academic, scientific, and technological fields. With English being the lingua franca of the world, it is just imperative to be acquainted with it, especially if one is staying in a foreign area with cultural and language barriers. English as Second Language (ESL) teachers serve as fundamental instruments in helping immigrants or foreigners to expand their knowledge on the English language, encompassing the fields of listening, reading, writing, and speaking. ESL teacher requirements vary from one state to the next. Generally, the position requires patience, creative teaching skills, and excellent communication skills in order to plan relevant lessons, and to
Human beings can share their ideas and thoughts with each other by the use of language. Language includes the systems of human communication which consists of the structured arrangement of sounds into larger units such as morphemes, words, sentences, utterances (Richards & Schmidt, 2010). The process of communication by the use of English is primarily based on the main skills of a language (i.e. speaking, listening, reading and writing). In this process, teachers and learners are the most important participants which their roles should be taken into consideration by Teaching English as Foreign/Second Language (TEFL/TESL) researchers.
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.
Even though English is a secondary language, there is an urge to all the citizens to learn the English language as it is vitally important for self-development as well as the development of the country’s social status. This is due to the recognition of English language as global lingua franca which is known as international language as mentioned in Jenkins’s diary (Seidlhofer, 2005). 1.2 Problem statement English is a language that is being used worldwide in education as well as in career. In this century as reported by Steven ,most of the employers find it hard to hire their employees due to the low language proficiency (Moslehifar & Ibrahim, 2012). It is noticed that most of the fresh graduates with good results are not chosen for employment due to