EDU508 Assignment 1 Solution and Discussion

Teaching of English
(EDU508)
Assignment # 1 (Fall 2019)
Total marks: 20
Topics: 1-40
OBJECTIVE
After doing this assignment students will be able to:
• Identifying the problems and issues that the teachers may face while teaching English in Pakistan
INSTRUCTIONS:
• No assignment will be entertained via e-mail after the due date
• If the file is corrupt or problematic, it will be marked zero.
• Plagiarism will never be tolerated. Plagiarism occurs when a student uses work done by someone else as if it was his or her own; however, taking the ideas from different sources and expressing them in your own words will be encouraged.
• The solution file should be in Word document format; the font color should be preferably black and font size should be 12 Times New Roman.
• Material copied from handout will cause deduction of marks
• You have to attempt both questions and hard work will be appreciated

Question no 1: Write down in details at least four major problems/issues that the teachers are facing while teaching English in the classroom. (at least 200 words). 20 Marks

The most common cause of the problems faced by a learner of the English language as a second language is existence of the inherent structure of their first language or mother tongue that they are exposed to since the first day. As such the problems that are faced by the students trying to learn the language are-

  1. Understanding the grammar structure of the new language.

  2. Pronounciations or the inability to understand or comprehend new words.

  3. Most often students use the translation method to understand the second language, in this case English

  4. Again they think of the reply in their mother tongue first and then form a reply by translating.

  5. Vocabulary becomes a huge problem.

The above mentioned problems are just a few of other problems but in my opinion these are the major ones faced by students. the hardest for a teacher in this case is to actually create a new structure of the English grammar while trying not to dismantle the exisiting language structure of their mothertongue. The student should be able to use both the langauges with ease. Again it is fairly easier in the case of children.

@zareen said in EDU508 Assignment 1 Solution and Discussion:

Question no 1: Write down in details at least four major problems/issues that the teachers are facing while teaching English in the classroom. (at least 200 words). 20 Marks

Each learner has his own issues but the most common that I felt in my students are the following:-

  1. Lack of vocabulary.

  2. Grammar .

  3. Correct pronunciation.

  4. Hesitation in speaking.

If we come to solution it will be easy to discuss it in the same sequence.

  1. To improve vocabulary read an English language Newspaper. Reading habit will improve not only your vocabulary but also the sense of making sentences.

  2. Gramar is not essential to learn a language but it is very basic to correct your language. Therefore, a Grammar book will be very helpful during the learning process.

  3. Listening an English channel will improve pronunciation skills. Some English cartoons are very helpful due to pace of speaking in them. Different characters speak very slow and you can understand every word they speak and it makes easy for you to correct your pronunciation.

  4. Speak & speak is the rule to address this issue. Whether you speak wrong or right but don’t give up speaking will end shyness which is a big hurdle in learning any language.