why schools and colleges teach english classes if everybody speaks english already.
Spelling and grammar. I find it funny that many people that has English as their mother tongue AND first language cannot formulate a proper sentence nor spell properly.
Also language has been linked to all other forms of intelligence, the higher your language skills (this counts for most people), the better your grasp of things in all the other areas of your life.
So basically what I am saying is that speaking it isn't enough, schools need to actually up the standard in my opinion, so that kids can be well educated and understand every thing else that is thrown their way in English
In school, we learn the proper usage of english which we may (but usually do not) use in our everyday speech but are extremely useful in business communication. I think teaching it in school is still important because there are still a lot of things to learn like correct spelling and grammar, diction, structure, punctuation, etc which are somehow overlooked nowadays. I think that not because everyone speaks it means that everyone is supposed to already be good in it.
English class doesn't really teach you the English language, in regards as HOW to SPEAK it. English class teaches you how to write, and communication skills, and to increase your vocabulary. Not necessarily how to actually speak a language we already know. ESL will teach you how to speak English if you don't already speak it. I also agree with Brittany on that some people don't know how to spell and write grammatically correct.
We learned grammar and spelling earlier on (because being able to speak does not mean you can read or write), and then later on we learned how to properly write essays, we examined literature, we practiced different forms of writing. English classes are mostly to teach you about the written form of the language. That is not something you just know.
If you haven't noticed just by being on this site, some people don't know how to spell and just say words that don't sound right. Because I don't feel like pointing out that variety of ways people like to type that are incorrect, go here http://www.funadvice.com/my/heavenlymind and it shows so many different mistakes people make.
My apologies for the word whining. I didn't mena it that way.. it was really just a joke and not meant to be taken so seriously. there's nothing wrong with the way you speak.. i actually had no idea whether you were a "native speaker" or not. i just enjoyed the irony of the question.
it was just a question, and by the way im not whining, but this happens almost in every language and how do you know im not a native speaker, please tell me what did i do wrong i would like to improve that, so this way i can look like a native speaker. thank you.
It further examines the English language, as well as studying other pieces of literature from various authors and time frames. A lot of the time it's interpreting books, essays etc... And just improving your writing skills in general.
for grammer, and to learn how to write a correct sentence, and also how to learn other words in the english language, bt i ask that question all the time lok
classes to enhance creativity in writing, to create essays. the english language is really much more complicated than you think.
Holy. Are you answerstalking or what?
If he's not a native speaker? Why is he whining about having to learn about english?
Lol. Ok, that's not entirely fair. Funny, but not fair. Obviously he's not a native speaker.
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So you can learn words like "do."
for the spelling and grammer
I dont know. Ask him?
ok, no problem.
ok, no problem.