Let’s Talk and Let’s Go Global: A Unique Approach in Language Learning

Wan Nurhafeza Wan Salam, Noraien Mansor, Marlini Ahmad, Suria Hani Ibrahim, Husna Nurul Izzah Jamaludin, Zulkanain Mamat

Abstract


Language learning for English, the second language in Malaysia has taken numerous transformation in order to cater to the demands of the industry which is to be proficient in English. Since the first language is Bahasa Melayu, subsequently, language of interaction is done mostly in mother tongue. Therefore, it proves to be quite challenging for non-native English learners to practice the second language in the local environment. In order to improve the current English language learning especially starting from school, incorporating modern language teaching and learning tools and reducing class sizes to smaller classes are essential for teachers to have more quality instructional time and students to fully benefit from language learning process. The unique factors of language learning practice in any setting are based on authentic value, interactive, challenging factor that allows growth in language acquisition and at the same time adding significance to language learning as it uses familiar medium. Social interaction and communicative approach using the target language are also vital to the progress of an individual language learner in improving his or her proficiency level. Major benefits can be seen as the result from reductions in class size to 20 pupils to one teacher which increases individualized attention and interactions between students and teacher in the class. The findings from Let’s Talk and Let’s Go Global program indicate that incorporation of social media, smaller class size and authentic communicative approach should be taken into consideration as the basis for English language learning.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/ass.v10n13p40

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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