Ok so Hypothetically what happens when a new language emerges which is far better than English and is far better at relaying communication between us
(say we advance to the point where we can communicate visually without words)
do we make a song and dance about English , because it seems to me that Ego is one of the reasons why we make such a song and dance about English ,
set aside its functionality as a language and how it bridges gaps between nations
but the main reason we are still using it is because we arrogantly think that its the best and that was the case because it was forced by the
should things change in the world and China expands so much that we best just learn Mandarin instead because arent there more Chinese language
speakers than there are English, shouldnt we switch to Mandarin by default as we are able to communicate with a larger section of the worlds
population ? wasnt that one of the reasons English was taken up ?
I think its just about intellectual superiority complex , English speakers because its the basic language automatically assume its the best language ,
but we only got here through domination.
I feel it necessary to protect as many languages as possible, dialects, colloquialisms etc
I still think that you could become a rocket scientist if you spoke ebonics and understood english
Anyways do you see what I mean ( if only you could literally see what I mean , there would be no loss of translation)
Shouldn't children learn others languages along side English so they can connect with children who dont speak English as their first language.
Like for example a new Syrian kid comes into English class , they teach English and at the same time engage with the non native speaker asking them
the equivalent words and grammar from their language.
Isnt that what education is all about learning everything under the sun ?
I know this would be huge on resources etc,
Mclaneinc you said that its not the teachers job to engage the kid not listening at the back of class , disrupting or on their phone!
Sorry but what the # are teachers doing then if not that , I thought a teacher was there to inspire children to learn, not to read of a hymn sheet and
ignore the ones who cant connect to education.
If a teacher can reach one child who feels isolated because they cant connect if they arent native english speakers and speaking to them in their
language then surely that's the point right .
You said you dont have the time, energy or money etc, what does that say about teachers who are unwilling to learn themselves , every day being a
school day right ?
I think it says alot about our education system if we are unwilling to support the minority of kids who may learn differently than others
just some thoughts
TrueBrit I love it when you dump the knowledge on us , you have quit a vast knowledge of the British isles and its history