Language is the system of communication, either spoken or written or as symbols. Learning English is considered to be the most important component in this interconnected and globalised world. Numerous countries and more than 400 million people have adopted it as their official language. English has been accepted worldwide and that has become an essential factor.
English is the dominant language in all areas of international communications such as science, media, arts, aviation, diplomacy, politics and even on internet. The latest news on world and discoveries and the most vital academic discussions, books, movies and music are firstly available in English. In this competitive and changing world English certainly paves a way for better opportunities in life, most importantly in one’s career. No matter what a person’s area of expertise is finesse in English will contribute significantly to one’s success.
Proficiency in English should be mandatorily taught right from primary school level. In a non-native country like ours, what happens when teachers take class in English at classrooms is that they deliver lectures on grammar or vocabulary in the ancient way. It ultimately makes a student just to memorise the particular content of textbooks. But at the end of the day when it actually comes for a student to speak in the language in reality, they cannot even utter a word. They fall back into their mother tongue just to get rid of the hesitation and embarrassment associated with mistakes with the fear of other’s judgement.
The lack of knowledge or not being fluent in English will always keep a student back from participating in any language related competition in school, and this may lead to low self-esteem. A student can feel unworthy. Gradually a sense of fear will grow in him and will stop him from achieving his dreams.
A good foundation in English is essential. This will surely sculpt themselves into a better and more confident person. The main aim of teaching English to school students is to make them understand clearly what they are hearing, reading and expressing their ideas in correct English.
As we know English is the main ‘mediator language’ to communicate with anyone at any part of the world. For example anyone, who is interested in travelling to other countries where English is the main or common language, should understand and know how to speak it. English can make one travelling abroad easily and freely since many native people over there may not speak any other language. This expands the types of people one can speak to. English enhances the ability to explore a location and communicate with the locals to know about the place more assuredly.
Excellence in English will help a student in this era of globalization. It will help to remove the barrier in communicating them with other people. Here are some recommendations for the teachers how to guide to improve a student’s English in a progressive and systematic way.
For a student it is very much necessary to focus on fluency. A teacher should give focus on that before correcting the accuracy in grammar and vocabulary. More often it has been noticed that a student is much comfortable speaking into their mother tongue. In such cases a teacher should not give the impression that a student can communicate in their native language but also the teacher must respond in English without pointing to the mistake the student had made out.
A student can make mistakes. The teacher should not allow other students to make fun of it. It will hurt the willingness of a student to learn more. And even if a lecturer who is not a faculty of English should try to speak in English with students. Even though the educator is unsure of something he can be corrected by the students. The teacher should confidently accept the mistake. This will help a student communicate and learn in a positive attitude and this can assist them to have a strong premise in English language.