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QuietStorm
04-09-2008, 07:06 PM
My daughter who's in Std 4 just told me her Science teacher has mentioned the phrase, "a cars..." a few times and pronounces 'three' as 'tree', amongst other mistakes. :-O

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/9/4/nation/20080904181703&sec=nation

Jey
04-09-2008, 08:25 PM
Me wonderz wehre dey lent to sqel....?! :confused: :eek:

orchipalar
04-09-2008, 08:40 PM
Err buddies...it would better off to motivate n nurture our young n smart offspring to one day become...better teachers...

geordie
04-09-2008, 09:17 PM
But sadly, being a teacher is not on the among the top 3 list of preferred ambitions among kids these days. Not here in MY, not in the UK either. :(

orchipalar
04-09-2008, 09:44 PM
But sadly, being a teacher is not on the among the top 3 list of preferred ambitions among kids these days. Not here in MY, not in the UK either. :(Err buddy...sadly for the wrong reasons...that would seem to be true...

So no point complaining...

Jennylim
05-09-2008, 12:08 AM
here in USJ, secondary school Math teacher can't speak English too, what more in rural area?

My son got totally confused by the teacher, after almost one year, he failed his Math during final exam.(He always get A during Primary school, he is also good in English). He told me he gave up Math and he hated Math.

Luckily he only took us 1 month to teach him all Form one syllabus. He did well the following year and he even teaches his friend.

Why the teacher choosen then? Some teachers said because it is better to give the Math and Science allowance to orang sendiri.

besitai2007
05-09-2008, 10:44 PM
It is not easy to master the English language. The tenses, spelling of words and the basics of grammar have to be horned from an early age. Drills and more drills were the mainstay of English teachers who taught us to speak the "Queen's English". Our switch to BM from English came in the wake of that infamous event in 1969 and forever scuttled our vision of ever making our country an English speaking nation worthy to be compared with the other Commonwealth countries. The fervour of nationalism ensured that English will never rear its head as the main language of communication. Even those who could speak English fluently during those days trip over tenses and prepositions. You cannot blame those who are attempting to learn the English language now not to make mistakes, although more often as compared to us. People of the older generation could foresee what we were heading for but the powers to be never listened as the fervour to make Malay the language of instruction and the courts (yes..imagine lawyers in the early days trying to speak BM in court) ensured that all citizens will master the Malay language and speak Manglish!

USJ27Resident
05-09-2008, 11:09 PM
You really wanna know why there are so many teachers teaching with "broken" English?

Just pop into and look at the Teachers' Training Colleges... and you'd get your answers!

I don't want to elaborate for fear of being associated with those idiots from a Northern State... :rolleyes:

gtl
05-09-2008, 11:41 PM
our education system is crumbling due to the malaysian system. i fear for our future.....

chookyan
08-09-2008, 10:44 AM
our education system is crumbling due to the malaysian system. i fear for our future.....

READ THIS - http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Sunday/Frontpage/20080907091738/Article/index_html

I wonder how a lecturer from Faculty of Cognitive Science and Human Development is qualified to do such a study.
:(

Wan Wan
08-09-2008, 02:14 PM
READ THIS - http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Sunday/Frontpage/20080907091738/Article/index_html

I wonder how a lecturer from Faculty of Cognitive Science and Human Development is qualified to do such a study.
:(
There are just too many selfish people involved.
They are scared that the Rakyat become global smart & wise up to feudalism.
Fear that the serfs children becoming just as smart, if not smarter than the warlord's children?
Better to read the Reader's comment especially by Cathy Paul.
... On the contrary the debate is increasingly becoming more frequent and intense particularly those who hold the view that the two subjects must not be taught in English.
These groups of people includes politicians, educationists and also sadly those championing sectarian causes who are masquerading as educationists are becoming increasingly vocal...

gtl
08-09-2008, 03:40 PM
in singapore, the govt is emphasizing in being bilingual to remain competitive, we can do similar but we need to beef up our teacher's capabilities, make english a focus.
once we master the language, then use the language to teach science and maths.

we are doing the opposite, using science and maths to teach english!!

the more we flip flop, the worst we get....

Sugarfree
08-09-2008, 06:08 PM
english medium is the answer. no two ways about it.