Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education is an interdisciplinary journal of second and foreign language training studies, a peer-reviewed journal of international scope. Our current research contains main tasks supported by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) to David Carless, Chris Deneen, Gary Harfitt, Fiona Hyland, Yongyan Li, Angel Lin and Jasmine Luk on essential matters similar to essential pondering in Hong Kong secondary schools, medium of instruction policy in Hong Kong, e-portfolios in assessment, students’ writing in Hong Kong and Mainland China, and dialogue in small classes.
True, some of our faculties already have students who draw on multiple codes (Javanese, Indonesian, English) to complete the task, however this is not resulting from our consciousness that English has the identical status as Indonesian or different native languages, however it’s a sign that English language has the next status that they do not wish to use it until they are already proficient.
In addition to seeing the connection between language and tradition, the Government also came to see the indigenous languages extra clearly for what they’d all along been, viz, a veritable and practical technique of communication, some of which might very easily be harnessed for effecting nationwide integration, a matter of paramount significance for a country nonetheless struggling to consolidate its independence.
Ideally, the language must be taught within the country by its specially trained native audio system, but given the current down-flip within the country’s economy and the good demand for such lecturers in other elements of the world such because the Gulf states that can higher afford to pay them, the probabilities of being able to recruit those academics in enough numbers for the nation’s colleges are nil.
Few L2 audio system who had been themselves taught by different L2 audio system who, in their flip, had realized the language essentially imperfectly from other L2 audio system of English in the nation’s schools in the present day have a ok command of the written and spoken types of the language, significantly the latter, that they might impart with confidence to their pupils.