To be frank, I was nervous to study at such as a prestigious school as UC3M. I didn’t quite know what to expect from my courses or my professors’ expectations. However, everything went well and I was able to adapt to their different teaching styles well. I learned so much from taking courses in Spanish as well as from taking a journalism course taught by a professor that has worked in Spanish media. It was so helpful to learn from a new perspective in my choice of field that it has made me appreciate journalism even more than I did before.
Taiwanese people found that English is the most essential second language so they send their children to English schools in order to learn the language at earlier stage. In 1992 English began to be taught in primary schools as an extra activities. However, in 2001 it is initiated to be learned as a basic class time for the fifth and sixth grades only. Nevertheless, the parents were not satisfied by this option so they decided to send their children to English cram School.
To give them more opportunity, help their brain, and help them get a better understanding of the world. It’s nothing but beneficial to them. Learning a foreign language has been proven in multiple studies to improve cognitive ability (Landry, R. G. 1973). In all the research to see a correlation between language learning and cognitive abilities, students have done better on test when learning a second language. Some think that students do better because the find new ways to look at problems.
Frank Smith, a famous author from the Cold War era, stated, “one language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way” (Smith 110). Several school districts across the nation have implemented dual language immersion programs in their elementary schools. With a fast-growing immigrant rate in the United States, being multilingual has become extremely useful to many U.S. citizens. Dual language immersion programs should be implemented into every elementary school curriculum because children in these programs acquire a second language, which helps them develop useful skills, become more aware of cultures around the world, and, contrary to the opposition’s claim, it does help students learn better in school.
Most organizations and agencies are trying to reduce the negative impact of English language as well as its usage, however, they do not get the desired result. According to Suzanne Romaine, agreements and treaties accepted by international agencies recommending the use of minority languages in education usually lack power to reinforce them (Romaine, 2002). English is a language that is forced on other parts of the world by the West for different reasons. Such as the U.S. and other countries are using different means to promote their language all over the world. This has many direct and indirect negative effects on people of other countries.
Teachers feel some sort of difficulty to teach English to students of non¬native, only because it is not their mother tongue. But students show hundred percent interest to learn things by playing. So here play way method is suitable. Georg Mano in his article "Classroom Activities for Building Vocabulary", he mentioned about all the preferable games, like Charades, Pictionary, Synonym, and Antonym Cards etc. Charades: Charades is a well-known game, probably of French origin.
Horwitz (1991) has reported a adverse relation between final grades among students of French and Spanish as second languages because of anxiety. The learners may confront such feelings as lack of intention to continue studies of a foreign language with the increasing anxiety. This could have an effect on learners whose future occupations rely on their achievement in foreign language reading. Nevertheless, the causal relation remains controversial because some research indicates anxiety as being helpful. Based on the research works on foreign language reading and anxiety carried out in Thailand, the research in the area of anxiety and foreign language reading is still relatively little.
On the lessons of English, our teacher told us the words of a king Karl the Great: “To have another language is to possess a second soul”. In one of the poems, I came across such lines: “I only speak one language. My friend at school speaks two. My friend sings two songs and I wonder if I will ever find another voice.” You see, the knowledge of foreign language was compared to having another voice. Anyway, why it is so important to learn more than just the native language?
Based on the introduction of English in primary schools, the students will recognize and know the language early. Therefore, they will have a better knowledge base before proceeding to higher education level. It means that to build capabilities that are useful in order to prepare graduates to learn English in Junior High School. Teaching English is not easy for young learners. In young learners’ class, especially elementary school students, teachers usually find problems in teaching this subject.
To solve problems for the primary students in teaching English 1.5 Significance of the study primary students in Oman meet the problem when they learn English language in the school because it is second language and they don’t use this language in every day, they use mother language which is Arabic language to communicate in the school and home. In this research I want solve the problem when the primary students learn this language and I want the primary students like to learn this subject, when they like this subject so they can learn it. As we know English language became now important language in Oman not only in Oman for many countries because many countries use it language in many things, also this language help them to get a good works and they can work in different countries in the future when they know about this language. 1.6 Definition of key