Promoting english language instruction in primary schools’ (moe 2001) empha- sising a new approach for using english for effective interpersonal communication this document supported the early introduction of english language teaching in. In addition, these english language learners are wrestling with what they know and do not know regarding language functions and registers, both of which are informed by the context of the discourse—mode, topic, purpose, audience, setting, and so forth. Frustrated attempts to reform and change the classroom language to that which best serves the interest of the zimbabwean primary school child have prompted teachers in their individual capacities and in the school circumstances to use a language responsive to the communication and development needs of children. Realizing the importance, recently, the minister of indian railways, laloo prasad yadav, demands teaching of english language in schools the great demand for admission in english medium schools throughout the country is a testimony to the attraction of english to the people of india. English has become a compulsory subject from primary three in china since 2003 and is gradually being introduced even earlier into the curriculum in many schools this highlights the official importance of english in both primary school education and society however, although a compulsory subject.
Using indigenous languages for teaching and learning in zimbabwe 33 the senate and as a language of instruction in lower primary education, english. Four good reasons to use literature in primary school elt irma k ghosn the teaching of english as a foreign language in primary schools is gaining popularity throughout the world many countries are also using english in the it is therefore important to identify the types of materials that best prepare pupils for academic work in l2 the. Understanding the importance of english education in south korea and exploring the kearney, ne i really appreciate miles t bryant being my graduate school adviser, and because of his guidance, i was able to enjoyably learn a new area of study, higher and he expected that “english will remain the primary language of research” (p.
Teaching english language from grade 4 in boys and girls primary schools, beginning from the 2011-2012 academic year, and the possibility of teaching english below grade 4 if the ministry of. The importance of english language learning and teaching in south korea sunny gavran school of education, english language, impact on english language teaching and learning in korea 2 how can we construct a new tool in education, scenario building, to explore the language, school and. In kenya, the language of instruction is english, and some learners in urban and some cosmopolitan settings speak and understand some english by the time they join school but learners in the rural areas enter school with only their home language. The english language has official status even in nations where it is not the primary spoken language english is indisputably the primary language of global trade and commerce in many countries, most tourism authorities and other officials in contact with the public speak english to interact and engage with tourists and immigrants. In primary schools two main types of speaking activities are used the first type, songs, chants, and poems, encourages pupils to mimic the model they hear on the cassette this helps pupils to master the sounds, rhythms, and intonation of the english language through simple reproduction.
Benefits of learning languages in the primary school there is a considerable body of evidence which indicates that young children learn languages more easily than older learners in terms of mental flexibility and the ability to focus on the input they receive  that lowering the age of access to other languages can have beneficial effects on monolingual children's awareness of languages. Kurniasih, teaching the four language skills in primary efl classroom: some considerations 71 introduction english has undoubtedly become both the most prominent means of global communication and the most important means for acquiring access to the. The importance of english in an elementary school education english has an important role in the world as an international language english is like a window to the world because by english you can learn about the world and you can get more information from the world. The impact of the english language in zimbabwe: a phenomenological and historical study, 1980--1999 doreen tarirai moyo, university of nebraska - lincoln abstract the general assumption in this study was that the status of native languages in zimbabwe was deteriorating while that of the english language was fast growing. 4 reasons why learning english is so important english is the language of science, of a viation, computers, diplomacy, and tourism knowing english increases your chances of getting a good job in a multinational company within your home country or for finding work abroad.
What does the national curriculum say about the teaching of english, and the importance of language and literacy across the curriculum the english programme of study includes continued emphasis on systematic synthetic phonics, including a progression in teaching which will be familiar to schools already using high-quality approaches to teaching systematic synthetic phonics. An english-medium education system is one that uses english as the primary medium of instruction—particularly where english is not the mother tongue of the students english language had been introduced in india by britishers now, knowing english has become vital for the following reasons: it is the language of computers it is the language of business across globe. What is the importance of teaching english in schools scope of teaching english to the beginners ie primary classes have been elaborately enunciated in the syllabus for primary schools in orissa the general aim of teaching english as a foreign language is to develop the following abilities or general skill 1 understanding what. Over the next few decades, the practice of english language teaching in british primary schools remained focussed on the teaching of basic literacy skills, while the child and his/her individuality and personal development became increasingly important.
Many second language learners need good reading skills in english and reading has always been an important focus of english language teaching programs however current approaches to the teaching of second language reading are very different from earlier approaches. The primary school is part of a senior school that follows the 10+2 scheme of education or what in the united states would be called a k-12 school the school is affiliated with the central board of secondary education, meaning middle school students and high school students must take and score well on the exam to be able to continue on to. Foreword languagehasalwaysheldacentralplaceintheprimarycurriculumandsincethe foundationofthestate,bothenglish,themothertongueofthemajority,and irish.