How to Improve Student's Standard of English

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DEFINITION OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE

English is a West Germanic language spoken originally in England, and is now the most widely used language in the world. There are main four important components in this language. The components of English language are phonology (sounds), morphology (word structure), syntax (sentence structure) and semantics (meaning).

The essence of English language is simplicity. Simplicity in writing, reading and speaking is the most required element for proper conveyance of messages. The higher the English learning becomes, the more we will learn to use coherent language that gives clarity to even complicated thoughts.

Because English is so widely spoken, it has often been referred to as a "world language", the lingua
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In fact, it is so widely spoken. It is referred to as the lingua franca of the modern era. The increasing use of the English language globally has had a large impact on many other languages, leading to language shift and even language death and to claims of linguistic imperialism. English itself is now open to language shift as multiple regional varieties feed back into the language as a whole.

In Malaysia the teaching of English starts early, as early as kindergarten. Hence, Malaysian children would have been introduced to the English language as early as four or five years old. They would then continue to learn English until they reach form five (usually 17 years old). Malaysia has accorded English as a second language status as stated in article 152 and given due attention.

Nevertheless, after 11 continuous years of learning English the result is less than satisfactory. Malaysia is on par or ahead of some of the regional countries in terms of investment in education. However, the quality of its student’s command of English still remains an issue since the students find it difficult to grasp the English language. Most of the students fail to achieve a very good result in English language even after almost a decade learning it.

HOW TO IMPROVE THE STUDENTS’ STANDARD OF ENGLISH

There are many effective ways to improve the Malaysian student’s standard of English. First and