The purpose of language, communication! With that said, let’s, start, shall we??? From the Front Page Sections, translated…
The report from the United Daily News from the 22nd, the government is pushing forth the dual-language policies, and because there’s not enough instructors who are qualified in dual-language education, the policy was, “stuck”; it’d reminded me, of how a decade ago I’d followed a tour group to Nepal, there was a group member who was in awe, how the children spoke English so well, we’d taken our English courses for a dozen of years, and yet, we still can’t speak it, education had, failed us all. I’d told her right then and there, their kids, in order to interact with the tourists, they naturally learned to speak English, our lives don’t require us to speak English constantly, so we’d rarely used it, and, we don’t dare open up our mouths to speak it, it’s not the fault of the education. Later, as I went into the shops, I’d used my broken English, and it didn’t matter if I wasn’t, grammatically, correct, language is for the sake of communication. So, I want to question the Department of Education, why are you, teaching the subjects of math, biology, and social studies in English to our students?
Language and words, are tools for communication, and, the importance of communication is in the contents, other than Chinese, the middle and elementary school students are also forced to take up Hakka, Taiwanese, Native, languages of the Southeastern Asian countries, as well as, English too, when, are they, going to, use any or all of these, languages? If the adults like us can’t even answer these questions, then, how do we make sure our students learn these languages well?
There were many students that I have who’d taken up Korean, because of the soaps they watched, and, Japanese, because of the anime, and, some took up English, because they’re interested in computer programming. So, learning multiple languages in the schools isn’t the key; the most important is, guiding our children to discover the many things available to them, to help them maintain that heart of curiosity, to train themselves to think using multiple angles, to help them have a firm foundation in the humanities, the languages, as well as the sciences too. The resources of education should be allotted in using Chinese, to teach the students, the help them have a strong basis in these, to not want to forced excellence onto our students, making the teachers, as well as the students, troubled.
We must, consider well: how the level of knowledge had increased, since the implementing of the reforms of education first began?
And so, this still just showed, how the government is not focused on what’s important! Because everything is related to party-politics here, and, the lawmakers are using these education reforms, to satisfy their private causes: getting the people from their parties elected into office, and, guess W-H-O suffers for it? You guessed it, the children, and, these children who are not educated the right way, will eventually, BE leading this country, to where again??? Oh yeah, to H-E-L-L, that, is where we will all be, led, if we don’t do something about this!