The Solution Is So Obvious - Just READ!!!

The Government (via the Minister of Education) is asking the people how to improve English among students...

I am so simply flabbergasted. Are people really that foolish? Do we have to invent reasons to be stupid? Are we really blind to the plight of the generation-Z's education?

And as sure as rain THEY would formulate new and outrageously redundant programs for teachers to force knowledge down the throats of unwilling young people. MORE work for teachers, and LESS learning will happen. Is this what we want?

To improve English, heck, any language at all, all we have to do is practice and READ. Talk the talk and read the subject matter. So bloody obvious and it has been done for thousands of years!

My late father said something like this once;"You will never learn unless you fear for your future."

I think it is the WISEST decision to make English a compulsory subject to pass for every major exam. Let the FEAR comes to those bleak hearted and empty minded fools.


Tenchi said...

Those Ministry people like to do stupid Laws and Rules, with out using their brain to think one...maybe their so relax up there until they brain become rusty...

Aizan Suhaira said...

Bloody, bloody stupid question.

Like you said, the only way to be good in English is to practice, practice, practice.

I don't mind kids being glued to the TV. As long as they're watching Spongebob Squarepants in its original language (ENGLISH) and not the fucking stupid ones that are translated in Malay.

Vyazz said...

In today's day and age, it is imperative to know and learn English, as it is one of the most used and required languages we see around us today.
But I agree with you on one thing, It can be learnt only through practice while speaking and listening.
While most schools in India though being in English medium the quality of English being taught there is abysmal.
People are too lazy to bother speaking a language and rely on being taught every iota of it. But that usually does not guarantee the results necessary.

Radio Nowhere said...

The only way to learn any language well is to use it. It goes beyond teaching it, so your idea of reading in English and speaking it in class strikes me as a good one.

SSQuo said...

Speaking it really is the best way to learn it, and of course writing too. The basis is an introduction which can happen through school as you said, as a compulsory subject.

Even though we normally used English in school, after we left, i.e. more recently, kids tend to talk in other languages when out of school in order to converse with one another.

One other thing my mom as a teacher used to do was make it complusory that only English was spoken in her tuition classes etc. She also happened to be an English teacher and so she would find ridiculously bad 'Essay's in the papers since children were not used to forming their own sentence and using their imaginations.

What are some of the options that people have come up with to help the issue?

Shadowthorne said...

Tenchi; this is the problem when the Boss has never been a teacher and the REAL teachers are afraid of bureaucrats.

Shadowthorne said...

Aizan; Very true. The funniest jokes in English-dom sounds weird (and not even funny) in your own mother tongue. Even you try to describe the joke.

Shadowthorne said...

Vyazz; the quality of English teachers here is quite ok. But the students just hate to read the textbooks and other literatures. When you don't read and speak English, you don't go anywhere.

We even have 17 yrs old with the grasp of English as a 8 yrs old in school.

Shadowthorne said...

Radio; We ALREADY DID that here! Now comes the new problem of students not understanding what the teachers are trying to teach them.

I say blame the students!! Too much blame on the teachers now.

Shadowthorne said...

SSQuo; For now (today) nobody is keen to give any new ideas to overcome this. I think everybody knew we are stuck in a rut, which can only be solved by the change of ATTITUDE among students and parents.

But nobody is blaming STUDENTS and PARENTS. It's all about BLOODY politics!!!!

If I were the Minister of Edu, I'd make life a hell on earth for those who do not wish to study!

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