English as a Second Language

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English as a second language is becoming more popular all across the globe. It is not surprising, because English is the main language of business and commerce, trade, advertising, sport, of science, medicine, education, of popular music, entertainment, computers, video games and the Internet. Most of the scientific, technological and academic information in the world is available primarily in English. English unites and connects people from many different countries and cultures more so than other languages. People around the globe learn English for different reasons. They study English because they want to have access to the information presented only in this language, some of them want to be able to communicate with more people wherever they go, others do it in order to obtain a good and well-paid job or to study abroad. Nowadays knowledge of the English in Kazakhstan is no longer just a fad of intellectuals, but a vital necessity. Majority of students here starts attending English classes 3 or 4 times a week since the second grade, however most of them do not speak English at all, they do not even understand it. Their English is very poor. Students who learn English attending courses know many grammar rules excellently, but they find it difficult to apply it in practice, they cannot express their thoughts. I think it is because of the typical learning style here - teacher oriented method, book – centered method. Teacher usually speaks Russian in the classroom,
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