If students are taught in a language they know, they can learn more effectively; and it won’t increase their burden that they have to spend more time on extra schoolwork. Besides, students won’t lose their confidence and interest in school subjects. However, there is rising opposite voice to the bilingual education. In this chapter, some challengers claim that bilingual education cannot benefit students in acquiring English language proficiency; and bilingual education prevent students from using English. In this point, the author defends that the charge that bilingual programs make exclusive use of the primary languages of the LEP students is absurd.
They also wanted to promote personal and intellectual growth. They do not intend of producing bilingual Japanese-English who can practice English like a native speaker. Despite of the efforts done by MEXT in making English compulsory for the 5th and 6th graders in elementary school in 2011, Japan is obviously still left behind compared to other countries in Asia, as proven by their TOEFL results and their EF English Proficiency Index. It can be concluded that one of the reasons for Japanese students to have difficulties in mastering English language in elementary is not necessary because they were introduced to English later, but it is because of the emphasis of the English education in elementary school. By other means, it is not necessarily the age of the students when they are introduced to English affects their learning acquisition.
While some non-native English speaking teachers are turned away from a teaching position in an ESL classroom, other schools refuse to hire native speakers. It would appear there is still prejudice concerning language teaching. However, taking the fact that children are more perceptive to language learning at a younger age into account, I will argue that non-native speakers of English are more qualified to teach the English language in an ESL classroom in middle and high school than native speakers are, but they are equally qualified in a university education. Often people have skewed ideas of what teaching the English language entails, which is where the prejudice against non-native speakers comes from. An example of this prejudice is the
For this purpose, she invoked Scheherazade and gave her a 21st century personality. In doing so, Yunis aims at gaining access to the mainstream American culture where Scheherazade of The Arabian Night is locked. Yunis also emphasizes on the cultural mobility which characterize the third generation Arab Americans. In her novel, Yunis interweaves stories hoping to create an open space for new cultural understandings. The mobile flow of people between and across multiple landscapes and signposts that she depicts in the novel reflects her intended cultural expression.
Many parents argue that single sex education is not as good as mixed sex education. They would prefer to send their children to mixed schools to improve their academic performance, as they provide various types of competition between sexes. However, mixed schools play a great role in decreasing the academic performance of both genders as they could be easily distracted by each other. They want to impress each other by concentrating on how they look like rather than concentrating on their academics. This often act out in ways that are detrimental to their individual learning.
There is least expectations that the strategy will upgrade progressions for the future of Sierra Leone. How can the strategy be evaluated effectively while it does not compensate the essence for the emerging life-threatening existence of poverty? To better respond, free education is the only key. Strong education should be invested to advocate, and support children and their parents especially from poverty families, in order for behavioural change to take place and prevent school dropout. Otherwise, the strategy should have enforce national practical laws for parents to invest on their children especially girls to eliminate poverty and make penalties on parents whom are irresponsible for their children’s training.
It is necessary to instil that education should be tackled holistically, rather than using goal-oriented approach. Extra private tuition could possibly help a child progress in school, but it takes more than just academic achievements to gain better opportunities in the real-world. Firstly, in order for tuition classes to be beneficial, students must have the right attitudes and willingness to learn. With equal importance, students need to be thought the right methods of learning. Most Singaporean parents send their kids for tuition hoping that they can improve on their weak subjects, not understanding the reality that it takes more than just textbook content to do well.
In one of the aspect it is seen that teachers who have been studied in Leeds and comes as a native speaker of English language in these countries are demanded occasionally and have little respect for the language and have accepted the linguistic ethos and has also accepted the fact that any variety of English is as good as any other. Language should be taught as an abroad language if by training or personal interest they share language ethos. Spanish having an English dialect is as good as she caught a cold. It is said that language is ill-used in some of these countries because of the exposure to language varieties hence it needed to be standardized in these
English language plays a number of rolls in socioeconomic, political and cultural development of the Ghanaian society. It doubles as the lingua franca of our dear country. The abysmal performance of Senior High school students is a cause of greater concern for all players in the educational area. What makes the problem worse is the fact that English language is the medium of construction in schools in Ghana except the primary schools. This pivotal role of English cannot therefore be over-looked.
It’s a well known fact that English is one of the most challenging languages to learn. The difficulty students have with it depends on what their first language is; English is going to be easier to learn if the students ' mother tongue language already has the same roots of English, and is therefore more closely related to it. Mastering collocations in English is one of the problematic areas for EFL students. One of the problems with collocation is its arbitrary nature: there is no “rule” that it’s “in regard to” and not “on regard to”—it just is. The traditional vocabulary list may be of little value as words are not learned and used in isolation but rather with the phrases they occur in.