[新聞]南韓 全民拼英語

Re: [新聞]南韓 全民拼英語

台灣英語網1.0 » 週二 9月 15, 2015 2:13 am

Hello, this is my third post and I don’t want to be rude by jumping to the discussion without greeting everyone first. It is not that I don’t want to do it but that I couldn’t find a right discussion board for it.

Off the topic: Instead of posting comments on how English education should be implemented, I would like talk about my finding at ECT forum that I believe everyone is aware of. It seems the most frequently asked questions, from the forum RSS feeders, are related to direct translation of vocabularies, idioms, and phrases. Maybe it has something do with the teaching style at local junior highs/elementary, but isn’t it more useful to learn wording instead of word only, and to learn how to say in complete sentences instead of just phrases? We all learn by listening to oldies speak when we were kids. Learn to find the rhythm of phrases in the sentences and structures, and writing is just a more consistent way of speaking.

I think the overhaul of teaching and learning style should be the priority.
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Re: [新聞]南韓 全民拼英語

台灣英語網1.0 » 週二 9月 15, 2015 2:13 am

Dear All

I am with you, Stemfax. Something must have gone wrong with our English education policy, so wrong that most of the forum topics here on ECT or on Yahoo Knowledge focus on translation or 'correct' phrases and grammar. And on average how many years of English lessons we've had?

For years, I've tried explaining to my adult clients about the importance of learning grammar and critical thinking through reading and writing. They all looked at me with a blank face like I was talking some alien language. Now I realize they are not the only ones with a thick skull, thanks to the news.

As I'm in no position to criticize the policy and as I am not sure if the President of South Korea is a 'brainless bum' as DJ pointed out (why do you think he's bum, man?), I'm more interested to examine the issue from another anlge, which is business.

"If we can't beat them, we join them." is my business philosophy and I've never turned a deaf ear to propositions. So, what could be the business implications from the news?

Opportunities or threats or strategies or risks?

Chi
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