In their opinion in countries that English is not their native language it has negative impact on culture and mother tongue. However, there are many reasons that demonstrated that use of English as a medium of instruction have positive impact on everyone’s life. As a study clearly says that student has the ability and skills to learn many languages (Begg, 2012). He adds that teaching a language in schools as a first or second language qualitatively vary because if all higher-study materials are in English so students to needs to be proficient in that language and that transition is smooth from school to college or college to university. In addition he clearly mentioned that” Junking English as a medium of education will only push us back”. For instance, there are many people he studied in English that now became successful in their life, Indira Gandhi, Jyoti Basu, Ratan Tata, Sunil Gavaskar, Amitabh Bachchan and a million of people who are leaders and successful (Begg, 2012). Therefore, all of these researches widely declare that English as a medium of instruction has benefits to improve educational system of and to develop a country that English is not their native
Many countries in Asia like China, Japan, UAE, Sri Lanka, Singapore etc., adopted English as a foreign language not as a second language. Because considering English as a second language and as a Foreign Language is different in their view point. They view that outside of the classroom, English is not that much useful. They teach all the subjects in their mother tongue but in India if one is unable to speak in English he becomes a tabooed person. Many Asian countries treat the pupil’s age, sex, race, attitude, intelligence and grasping power in teaching English. Indian teachers neglect this aspect. For ex: a speaker from Hyderabad emphasizes more vowels before many words because of the influence of Urdu. Straight – Istraight. And a Bihari pronounces ‘sh’ as ‘s’ because of the influence of Kharboli. Teachers don’t take into consideration of this aspect and mistreat students. So teachers have to choose the methodology as suit their classroom and environment. If teacher takes all the factors into consideration classroom becomes more meaningful. All the methods are not meaningful when teacher choose them as per the needs of the classroom.
Nowadays, the roles of English around the world have changed rapidly. English only served as the first or the second language of certain countries some years ago. Recently, English has a new role as a language which is used as a means of communication between people with different
Learning of English and communication skills in high school and colleges has helped in developing positive attitude towards English and thus boost learning process. Students at all levels not only take the initiative to study the language, but also practice it often. Teachers inspire and guide learners to advance their level of proficiency in English. There are various perspectives which this goal is achieved. First, the student’s attitude is determined because it enables the assessment of the effectiveness of the method used for teaching students about the English language (The National Commission
It serves as the primary language of the ubiquitous and all-influential World Wide Web, latest version applications, programs and freeware, shareware, peer- to- peer, social media networks and websites. Furthermore, English is of vital importance for higher education and specialized training. English is the medium of instruction in most universities and higher education institutes of the world. Skill to read and write English aptly is very much important, especially for higher studies in a foreign country and also for good standard of books as well as study materials. It is quite untrue to say that the books accessible in diverse mother tongues are of poor quality; however, it is a fact that the books obtainable in English on diverse matters are in wider choice. Apart from these, English is important for access to world media and entertainment. Satellite channels around the world telecast news and views in English. The art, tradition, culture and life style of any country can be understood fairly well if we have knowledge of the English
Technology brought many changes in every aspect of one’s life in 21st century. It showed its impact in both English languages learning and teaching. Content-based method, chalk & talk method, Grammar and translation methods are replaced with task-based method, E- teaching, Direct method and communicative approaches etc. The role of English teacher became prominent in developing language skills of students in modern era. So the teacher has much responsibility to make the students good at English language. He has to play different roles like mentor, motivator, counselor, facilitator, guide, student-friendly teacher etc. Teacher has to adapt a student-centered approach to teach English language. Then students get ample opportunities
In a multi-cultural country like India, there is a need of common language. Hence, English language could cater to this need up to a large extent. The development of English language in India can be divided into pre and post independence of the country. With the arrival of East India Company in India, English language came in 17th century. The basic purpose of introducing English language was to accomplish trade with India and other countries in east. Primarily the British people tried to learn Indian languages so that they could communicate with Indians. They also started special colleges for this purpose. Meanwhile, they also took the help of the translators. But with the rise of their political powers, they created the British Indian provinces like Bengal, Madras and Bombay. After that more importance was given to
As a future English teacher, my main priority is to share the wealth of opportunities and possibilities that an education in English can provide to a student. Given this task, I’ve begun to develop the guidelines by which my teaching will adhere. Although I still have much to learn, what follows is a simple framework for the ideals that I currently support. Not only do I expect these guidelines to change as I learn more about my students and myself, I look forward to the improvements that may stem from these growths.
SMK Alam Shah was immersed in an atmosphere of gaiety during English Week. The English Language Society would like to congratulate the teachers and the committees in charged for putting a lot of time and effort to make this event a truly momentous and successful one. We would also like to express our gratitude to those who have put their heart out into participating in various activities throughout the week. It is hoped that this programme would encourage students to love learning English and ultimately build up their confidence level and
There is a saying from Ludwig Wittgenstein, “The limits of my language are the limits of my world”. This saying is absolutely true. Language is the most the most important part of life. Without language we are not able to communicate with others. Understanding and mastering another language are the keys how to connect with the biggest world, one of which is English language. English language is known as a lingua franca. Everything around us gradually changes since English language is dominated in the international community as a communication tool. As the result, job requirements, social media, TV programs, or even students books now use English. Therefore, the children should learn English language at their young age since there are some benefits even though there are some cons of learning a second language at a very young age. This essay will outline the advantages of learning English for children.
It is acrimonious that teaching of English in India is still to a great extent, examination-oriented only. Therefore, the vernacular medium students suffer from a syndrome that does not allow them to perform well in higher education courses. They draw a periphery around themselves that doesn’t permit them to exercise their talent in the process of learning English and other subjects. At the moment, it is the duty of teachers to cater to the practical needs
As we know that learning English in India it is gradually becomes very important due to century as well as techno-age is concerned. We all knew that English is taught either as Second Language or Target Language. It is very difficult for student-beginner who recently starts to learn English language as foreign language. One of the vital and pivotal pivot roles of learning Foreign Language is to open the treasure hidden in the literature of a particular language. To reveal such treasure one needs to be mastered in different methods of teaching the foreign languages. This makes easy full for learners to learn foreign language. If we want to understand different method of teaching foreign language things linguistically we can understand it as “A method in linguistics and language teaching determines what and how much is taught. The order in which it
In many countries around the world, English is being learned only by those who can afford instruction in it. Not being able to afford such instruction can close many doors, particularly with regard to accessing higher education. (p. 24）
In India, parents choose English as the medium of instruction for their children because English is the language of computers, language of business, language of science and technology and the list is endless. By grasping the mind-set of the parents and societal needs, the schools in India try to be monolingual by aspiring to fulfil the wish and objective of the parents. But the Indian societies are multilingual and hence the children who hail from diverse background fail to adapt to changes. The children who have been trained to think in their mother-tongue feel depressed and agitated when they are compelled to learn in English. On the other hand the students who learn in their mother-tongue are compelled to join in English