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I would argue that globalization influences people to learn foreign language, English especially


AinunAlfatih 15 / 14 8  
Jan 31, 2015   #1
All children should study a foreign language in school starting in the earliest grades. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

With the development of globalization which foreign languages becomes important to communicate with other people in different countries, some people argue that children in the earliest grades have to learn a foreign language. I strongly believe that this has both positive and detrimental effects.

I would argue that globalization influences people to learn foreign language, English language specially. Result shows that about 1,500,000,000 people in the world speak in English, and around 1,000,000,000 people are studying it. Moreover, almost all of international conferences and international competitions are held in English language, Olympiad for example. Although this can help people to communicate with foreigners, traditional language is abandoned.

Based on that data, many parents more concerned with foreign languages than traditional languages. If this kind of case continue, it will make the traditional languages extinct. To illustrate, Mapia, Tandia, Bonerif and Saponi were kind of traditional languages that vanished in Papua. As a result, people in the future may not know about their traditional languages, and it will become a big problem for a country as traditional languages are a country cultures.

However, learn about foreign languages specially English will help people to challenge the development of globalization. For instance, Asian Free Trade Agreement (AFTA) will be applied soon, and all of Asian countries will compete to dominate the trade's competition. Thus, English competence is needed to assist people to contend with the other countries.

To sum up, it seems to me that learn a foreign language is important, and it can leg up people to vie global competition. In order to achieve that a foreign language should be learned by children in the earliest grades. Although, there is possibility that traditional language will be abandoned. In my opinion the stakeholder should look carefully at traditional languages besides foreign languages.
Vns9x 102 / 236 16  
Jan 31, 2015   #2
Although this can help people to communicate with foreigners, traditional language is abandoned.

Based on that data, many parents are more concerned with foreign languages than traditional languages. If this kind of case continues , it will make the traditional languages extinct.

As a result, people in the future may not know about their traditional languages, and it will become a big this type of word must be eliminated, try to come up with something else that is more academic problem for a country as conventional languages are a country cultures.
ah_zafari [Contributor] 40 / 672 148  
Jan 31, 2015   #3
Hi Ainun, I think what you wrote completely deviated from the topic. The topic did not ask you about the importance of one international language, it is about the best age someone can learn a foreign language. You need to highlight the keywords of a prompt first, then, start writing it. The keywords in this topic are "studying a foreign language" and "age". This topic does not say that a foreign language should be replaced with local languages. You should have argued about the statement that why some parents believe that it is better to start teaching their children a feign language in the early grads in schools, if you are in agreement with them, then say why you think this is a good idea, if not so why not. You did not point out anything about "age" which is one of the main points stated in the prompt.

I would argue that globalization influences people to learn foreign language, English language specially. Result shows that about 1,500,000,000 people in the world speak in English, and around 1,000,000,000 people are studying it. Moreover, almost all of international conferences and international competitions are held in English language, Olympiad for example. Although this can help people to communicate with foreigners, traditional language is abandoned.

This paragraph gives some statistics about the popularity of English language all around the world, but it does not say anything about the age of learning a language. by the way, you claimed that this situation will jeopardize the life of local languages but you did not say why. You need to support whatever you say in a body paragraph.

I strongly believe that this has both positive and detrimental effects.

The topic asked you "to what extend do you agree OR disagree"? It means "either agree or disagree" and you need to take one side and argue over it.

Hope this helps.
Cheers,
Ahmad
ah_zafari [Contributor] 40 / 672 148  
Jan 31, 2015   #4
To give you some ideas, I would like to grab your attention to the fact that even children who are born in an English speaking country learn their parents' languages first and English is their second language. These people are bilingual and it does not mean that their first languages will be dying.

Although the best age of learning a foreign language is an intensely debated topic among linguistics, many studies showed that the best age range is between 11 to 13. Grammar concepts like verb, proverb, etc are hardly digested by youngsters below this range of age. Moreover, children have very limited vocabulary which makes the learning process of a foreign language very difficult.
eddies [Contributor] 25 / 1,208 476  
Feb 2, 2015   #5
With the development of globalization which foreign languages becomes important to communicate with other people in different countries, some people argue that children in the earliest grades have to learn a foreign language. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

I like the way you write the introduction. However, such intro needs more improvements as to form a line with the prompt.

All children should study a foreign language in school starting in the earliest grades. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Let's give a try: The idea of how young children learn a foreign language from early age is today's hot issue. While some people believe that preschoolers taught a second language will be more creative and better at solving ambitious projects, I would also argue that children as natural language acquirers are more likely to earn score higher easily on standardized tests.


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