Teach English in Shanglingqiao Zhen - Yongzhou Shi

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There is nothing comfortable than being in your comfort zone especially when speaking your own language (native language). The feeling that comes with it ,the way you pronounce words, the use of jokes and proverbs, idioms and other slangs within it no one can take that joy or even compensate it because it naturally comes from within and it makes you feel safe, home and confident even when speaking about the topics that you never seen or heard before simply because you brain is already rich with enough vocabularies and so it allows as you to navigate, swim and tackle the issues from all possible angle. And as the world is changing and experiencing different developments, globalization has made it smaller and interconnected to the extent that knowing just one language it’s like locking yourself in your own room while there are plenty of other rooms that you can be into. Nowadays people are moving from one place to another for education, job, vacations and even changing residential countries which needs them to at least know the language of the country they are going to and knowing some English won’t hurt since it is an international language but to know these one must or at least should learn these languages. Studying new language or any other language may be a challenging job to do since it needs more than just a simple concentration in order to be able to understand it or even to master it and so for students of languages it requires them to be attentive, self-motivated, hard worker and ability to put extra efforts to revise from what they learn in class so to be able to incorporate them to real situation that they will be facing after classes. For example students in turkey they are facing the following difficulties when learning the English language: First different sentence structure: in most the languages one can find these three elements subject, object, and verb while other parts of the speech can find according to how the speaker choose to put them. English language sentences differ from the Turkish language as they are structured differently and that’s makes it difficult for Turkish students to learn the language in an easy way simply because they don’t make sentences in accordance with English structure. Sentences in English they are based on SVO=Subject +Verb +Object, for example, I am going to school or she bought a car while in Turkish language are formed starting with SOV=Subject +Object +Verb for example "ben okula gidiyorum" or sen ankaradan geliyorsun because of this it is difficult for most of the students in Turkey to learn English because it needs them to change completely their way of thinking. Plus Turkish is not like other languages where vocabularies may resemble the English language and for that, for them to speak they take time as they are to translate the vocabularies first and then to arrange them in order as mentioned above. Pronunciation: English language has a number of alphabets and sometimes it has words with two or three followed consonants and they can be pronounced differently according to the way it is used at the moment with natives or someone with fluency or at least higher level in English, for example, psychology, daughter ,schedule, night etc. . Also it has dropping consonants or unpronounced consonants or even changing of sound in some words like bottle, water, syllable, through, though etc. When it comes to Turkish language every alphabet (consonant and vowel) must be pronounced so as to create proper sound without that can create confusion in understanding what the other person is saying. Because of this it is a problem to most of students because in their language they don’t have the same pronunciation ways of some alphabets as in English for example diphthongs (double vowels) they don’t have such a way of getting used to saying words in English which is difficult because you will find that they are obligated to add vowels when the speak so as to pronounce the word such as in skill they will say “sikili”, blue= buluu ,black=bilak or coming=comingi . Lastly lack of practice: in Turkey, the only language that you will find spoken by Turkish is Turkish and beginner levels in Arabic and very few. Despite the fact that English is being taught in schools more of these students lack practice which makes it difficult to move according to schedules simply because you will find teachers of 5th grade they are still teaching or revising topics from previous classes because student they may have forgotten or don’t know at all. This is due to the fact that these students are surrounded by Turkish speakers everywhere and every time which makes it difficult for them to activate their speaking skills. To conclude this topic, for the past few year Turkish schools have been putting more emphasize on foreign languages especially English by employing foreign teachers to help students with correct pronunciations of word and learning the language from a native or fluent person makes it easier for them to not switch to native languages in class even though in some cases it happens. Also parents have been searching for private classes to supplements their student’s English activities to encourage them to use the langue and speak when they are around their teachers. Furthermore English books and dictionaries are very much accessible in Turkey and as I said, parents, put much effort into making sure that students are well equipped to reduce or solve these learning difficulties in the English language.