Sarawakian Assistant Minister has announced an issue, recommending that outside
educators ought to be brought in to show English in Sarawak. Indeed, with all
due regard I thoroughly can’t help disagreeing with Dr. Annuar Rapaee’s notion,
and I thoroughly believe that we don’t have to engage with outside educators to
expand our people’s mastery of English language for few reasons.
and foremost, we must not look down on local English teachers. Our local
teachers are trained for years to teach English. Without preparing over class
administration and lessons in English grammar, native speaker is not qualified
enough to be an instructor. Based on multiple research I’ve done; most native
speakers often are hired as teachers simply because they are native speakers
and not because of their teaching competences. This can result in having a
teacher with good language skills, but little or no teaching skills. They may
be able to speak the language but explaining it is an entirely different
matter. It appears to be absurd to assume that just because someone speaks
English they can teach it effectively.
to my own friend from Sarawak, José, she never had an experience learning with
an English teacher. Despite having a local teacher who speaks with perfect Sarawakian
dialect, they can all speak in English, and understand it very well. She also
did great on her English paper during SPM, and now she is pursuing her studies
in TESL, same as me, all thanks to her teacher.
further disadvantage is a foreign English language instructor won’t just bring
their insight into the language, yet in addition their own particular culture
which would be unfortunate for our younger since they are still in the phases
of finding their personality. Language is an instrument, and it is a critical
device when learning new information. Knowledge are transferred through
language. Yes, there are certain components in the Western culture which we
ought to gain from; yet the Western culture itself is neither suitable nor
perfect for us. I think is better to have local teachers to educate our students.
am certain that Dr. Annuar Rapaee has only the general population’s best
advantages on a basic level when voicing out his proposals. In any case, I firmly
must disagree with the idea because I believe there are still more considerably
essential things to execute in our education framework in order to achieve our main