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Who Says U Cant Speak English
Who Says U Cant Speak English
Who Says U Cant Speak English
Who Says U Cant Speak English
Who Says U Cant Speak English
Who Says U Cant Speak English
Who Says U Cant Speak English
Who Says U Cant Speak English
Who Says U Cant Speak English
Who Says U Cant Speak English
Who Says U Cant Speak English
Who Says U Cant Speak English
Who Says U Cant Speak English
Who Says U Cant Speak English
Who Says U Cant Speak English
Who Says U Cant Speak English
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Who Says U Cant Speak English

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This is a 2-hour presentation I usually give -- my pet ideas about English, really

This is a 2-hour presentation I usually give -- my pet ideas about English, really

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  • 1. WHO SAYS U CAN’T SPEAK ENGLISH? By Jalini Alias
  • 2. ASSUMPTION Malaysian graduates don't know English
  • 3. ASSUMPTION Malaysian graduates cannot speak English
  • 4. Food for thought PRIMARY SCHOOL 6 YEARS SECONDARY SCHOOL 5 YEARS 11 YEARS
  • 5. Food for thought GRADUATES 5 YEARS 16 YEARS
  • 6. Question… WHY???
  • 7. Could it be… Malaysian graduates are not used to speaking English
  • 8. Could it be… We lack confidence in speaking English
  • 9. What is the solution? <ul><li>Listen </li></ul><ul><li>Speak </li></ul><ul><li>Read </li></ul><ul><li>Write </li></ul>create the ENVIRONMENT ENGLISH
  • 10. Creating an Environment HOW???
  • 11. Creating an Environment IS A MATTER OF CONSCIOUS CHOICE
  • 12. Listening <ul><li>Television </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WATCH English-speaking programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DON’T read the subtitle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Radio </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LISTEN to English-speaking programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CHOOSE native-speaking channels where possible </li></ul></ul><ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Native speakers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People with good English </li></ul></ul>
  • 13. Why listen? <ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Pronunciation </li></ul><ul><li>Context </li></ul>
  • 14. Speaking <ul><li>Speak to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Friends – informal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colleagues – formal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tape recorder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yourself (or the mirror) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Speak in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formal business settings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informal surroundings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Controlled practice environments </li></ul></ul>
  • 15. Why speak? <ul><li>Pronunciation </li></ul><ul><li>New words / phrases </li></ul><ul><li>Expressions / environment </li></ul><ul><li>Fluency </li></ul>FOR PRACTICE
  • 16. Reading <ul><li>What to read? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazines / Journals / Newspapers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet / Online materials </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding context </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Correct grammar / expressions </li></ul></ul>
  • 17. Success Criteria Listen Speak Read Practice Perseverance Thank You!

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