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I deplore to accept it, but when I was in my college days, when my English professor starts the English classes, every learner of us would begin complaining. That means we all would have to withstand 1 hour of hard English language class. And it sometimes makes me deceive each time I remember those moment. Says a student.
It's very learned that a lot of students, adolescent principally, think that the English subject is tiresome. And they are not to blame. Anyways, we believe it isn't the subject itself that isn't interesting, but the one who is expressing the message to the students. In single terms, it can be the teacher that´s tiresome.
Because of technology, most young students nowadays aren't willing to study English because of the many advantages the technology offers in the present day. All is possible through the internet, video programs and we think it is the reason why we depend so much on the modern technologies.
If that's the particular situation , the majority of us will without thinking about it trust what the internet give us, with the needed information we lack.
Why Don't They Really Learn English as They Should?
By observation of Mariano's English class on the room, there is a part of the students who have not been paying attention at all to the English class and they are more into talking to each other. One guy is playing with an umbrella while another two girls are listening to music with a cell phone. Many children are moving around all the time. They go from chair to chair or they leave the room for some time and come back in. This class was out of control, the students were the ones who had the control of the classroom and the teacher would fight for control through talking louder or trying to hiss at them. We wish that we could see another class with other students because we want to see if they are out of control in that class, too.
English classes are usually the most common manner in which a lot of persons study English. They are so surprisingly popular that many people don't even think that they are learning English.
The way is this: I wish to learn English, and then I register on an English course. I will pay a lot of money to the teacher and I will be in class for some hours per week, thinking that in that way I will get a lot of good English (many people say).
This is very amazing because English classes are a very weak way of learning English. Students have spent a large part of their lives in the classroom trying to learn English, colleges, high schools, and language institute, but students have a lot of things to do in the class than paying attention to the teachers. With all our experience about courses, and English classes, we would be astonished if we find a teenager or an English student who has learned to speak English fluently by going to public school English classes.
Most teenagers than adults feel bound to learning English, in this way they can more simply make friends and share in social events. Lucy Tse in her book "Why They Don't Learn English" writes that "among these students English fluency has always been a medal of distinction, a membership card for accessing into the class of prestige". So they perceive the low possibilities in career and job for those who can't talk in English.
Tse notes that, not all learners are acquiring English language academically and performing at an equal proportion. Study investigates the factors such as return, background and literacy skills, and the rank of foregoing in general educational experiences that greatly influence English-learning and academic accomplishment. An arduous examination of important background variables will further illuminate our understanding of such variation. This is likely true for mature English-language learners, who often must face high levels of poverty, long work weeks, and insufficient English-language programs to gain proficiency in English.
Perspectives of the Students about English Language as a Subject
This study investigates students' beliefs and thoughts about English as a subject at the Sureste Basic School, in San Juan de la Maguana; D.R.
The next exposition is the outcome of the interviews made to the students by us at the Basic Sureste School:
"My father says that is not an important subject" (Chantal Fernandez; 12 years old).
"It's very hard to learn English, and it's difficult to understand its pronunciation too" (Hansel Perez, 12 years old).
"English is good, but I don't like it because I feel embarrassed" (Jhoan Alcantara Reyes, 12 years old)
"It is interesting subject. It can be useful for baseball player" (Emmanuel Paniagua de los Santos, 11years old).
"Communicating with people from other countries is very important and it´s a way to get a good job" (Juan Carlos Montás12 years old).
"It's very important because English it's a commercial language used all over the world to connect people from different countries" (Gabriel Beltre, 13 years old).
According to our interview we could see that the students from this school can't explain what the English language is as a subject, its importance. 60 percent of students say that English is good for travelling and communicating with people from other countries