(Semke, 1984) study demonstrated that feedback comments oriented on meaning not only benefited students proficiency but commitment to learning independently and their confidence to perform tasks honestly. (Sheppard, 1992) research described grammar corrective feedback as it discouraged students of using complex structures and did not benefited their writing accuracy either. Finally, as shown in (Chen et al., 2016), students’ most preferred type of feedback was meaning focused as they considered it most effective in fostering their writing skills. Comparing the studies, there is a contradiction to note. The first study claims that corrections do not increase writing accuracy, however in (Sheppard, 1992) this result is contradicted by the evidence that Group A increased significally in verb accuracy yet it was not more than group B.
Though in the end of the essay, we are told that he suddenly understands all the teacher is saying. That still does not mean that he can speak the language, and not wanting to interact with other people in that said language means that you cannot learn from your mistakes, and understand other dialects. Though understanding and speaking do not automatically go hand in hand, it is better to understand all or some of it than be able to speak. Understanding is the first step in learning a
But honestly I know the real reason. Deep inside I know my grammar is weak. I still get confused between an adverb and an adjective. I gradually am getting better at my English grammar. Now just because I say this does not mean I cannot learn a new language.
It will make people aware of the attitude of Pakhtoon students because people often think that Pakhtoon are not easily concerned by a non native language and they are always adhered to their own culture and language. As there is no research on Pakhtoon students before about their role in the light of Bangladesh, German and my own perception to assess the attitudes of Pakhtoon students at secondary level toward English language. It is mostly said that Pakhtoon are very strict towards their language ,and they can not adopt second language easily. The observation showed that there is a great reality in the statement of Pakhtoon strictness towards their language and culture but in this age of science and technology they are not far away from English language learning . A vast majority of pakhtoon students have showed their interest towards English language and said that it is the need of time to learn this global language.The observations have showed that pakhtoon students speak English with much better accent.
“We tend to look through language and not realize how much power language has.” This famous saying by Deborah Tannen, an American sociologists shows how strong the impact language actually has on our life. Most people, especially Malaysians tend to overlook this matter because they believe that learning language could not benefit in a way a doctor or an engineer does. Little did they know, language is an essential tool in helping oneself to advance for the greater good. Can a debater be considered as an expert in their field if they have poor grasp of language? What is the point of having a loud and clear voice but you incorrectly form sentences?
Importance of Giving Attention to Pragmatics in Learning English Nowadays, some people have wrongly perceived the importance of pragmatics in learning English. They always mistook it as not important as it occurs in all languages. In contrary, they do not realise actually different language has different context in using their speech acts. Besides, some people also say that pragmatics does not need to be given attention in learning English. These opinions and views are very contradicts from my thinking.
So, I totally agree with this statement because I have seen so many people have this kind of problems. It might not apply to both oral communication and written communication. Oral communication is more difficult rather than written communication. Since English is a foreign language in our country, most of us especially those who are involve in business or students are not familiar with it (Hetrakul, 1995). According to Hetrakul (1995), for students, they use English more frequent only inside the class and less practice outside the class.
Most students were very easy to get confused with English grammar, while grammar was needed to form a right sentence. If the students did not have grammar mastery, they would not be able to produce sentences that grammatically right. Realizing the grammar that the students had was very weak, so they feel embarrassed when they wanted to produce English sentences orally. Third problem was students’ pronunciation. They were very easy to get confused how to pronounce word correctly.
Listening is different from hearing as it involves understanding. The development of speaking skills is not given enough attention in most of the English classes, either because the teacher does not feel confident to do it or the learners do not feel the need for the skills. Speech equally plays a role in developing good communication. Learners should be given opportunities to speak, because speaking skills can be developed only through engaging the learners in the act of speaking. Reading is the most favoured and most practised skill in English classes.
Grammar, as a set of rules for choosing words and putting words together to make sense, plays a significant role in language teaching. Without grammar, language does not exist. Also, it is difficult for students to speak English well without learning English grammar. So, in the formal education, it is inevitable for teachers who teach foreign languages to teach grammar. However, with the development of the history of language teaching, the position of English grammar in language teaching has always been disputed.