1.1 Introduction In this chapter, I will first discuss the background and objectives of the study. Then I will discuss the problem statement and research questions and finally I will discuss the significance of the study and the operational definitions of terms used in this thesis study. 1.2 Background of the study In the English language classroom, the teacher aims at developing the four language skills of the learners in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Writing in the Malaysian language classrooms is inevitably an important skill and therefore it has become the focus of instruction. Students need to master this skill because it is used every day for a number of reasons.
In other cases, corrective feedback is aimed at helping students reach accuracy and complexity in their writings. (Sheppard, 1992)studied the efficacy of two types of response to student’s written tasks. The objective was to see how the types of feedback influence the accuracy and complexity of students writing. The author made an experiment with 26 students who were divided into two groups, and were treated differently with respect of their tasks. The groups were pre tested for general reading comprehension and grammatical knowledge.
English is an global language it is not only proved through these quotations or statements but it also proved worldwide as everyone of us wherever we go if we speak English people can understand it regardless of the fact that this language is not their mother language it’s the second language. It is such
1.0. THE GENESIS English is an international language, spoken in many countries both as native language as well as a second language. No language, ancient, or modern can be compared with English in the number of geographical distributions of the homes, factories, companies, institution, shops and offices in which the language is spoken, written, or read. [F G. French.3] Besides the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, where about 400 million people use English as their native language, English is an important second language in many parts of the world including India. English has become the common man’s language in today’s context.
(Girish Mishra,2008) Hence, with the improved technology alongside with the great usage of English as a global language people can communicate their ideas and even build democratic relations globally. Furthermore, people could communicate freely and foster greater mutual understanding and other’s point of views. The use of English in general and its American variety in particular has received a great boost as a result of globalization and new information technologies as it is the language of globalization, of international business, politics and
It is evident that English will flourish further and expand its usage because it is the language with most native speakers in the world, the widely accepted lingua franca, the dominant medium of instruction in school, colleges and universities, the language by which world’s business, politics, information and entertainment and innovations are shared with its valued recipients. Almost all countries in the world use English language either as their first language or native language or as second or medium language. English has been recognized as the world’s leading international language today. Millions of people throughout the world simply learn English because
This is explained with pro and con arguments. Finally, all the facts are gathered together to draw a conclusion. English is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. Since the colonization of the New World, the English language has spread to all continents. Due to the huge territory and the great influence of the British Empire in the 19th century and the rapid and great rise of the USA to a superpower in the 20th century, the English language
In its role as a global language, English has become one of the most important academic and professional tools. English has become the official language of the business and scientific world, although in academic and scientific communities, formal English usage is prevalent. It is spoken as a first language by the majority of populations of several sovereign states, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New zland and a number of Caribbean nations. It is the third -most common native language in the world after Mandarian Chinese and
Because of this, Britain, and therefore the English language, had a very extensive influence over a large portion of the world. This led to English being spoken globally, as the colonies of the British Empire developed English as the lingua franca. Now, the British Empire is no more, so why is everyone still speaking English? Well, though the English left the colonies, the English language didn’t. As you are probably aware, English is still spoken today as a first language in Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, and of course, the United States of America, as well as many more.