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language debate

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Charlie Jin

on 5 June 2013

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X Cost effective Variety of Resources International Language Charlie 498315009
Jenny 498315028
Charlene 498315004 Group 8 Topic should we learn English in an environment of
speaking English as a first language? Proposition It is not necessary to learn English in an
environment of speaking English as a first language . There are a lot of English learning
resources that we can access
in our daily life. Internet - News Website Get latest news in English. Internet – sharing website Keep up with global trend in English. Resources provided by school English courses
English learning software
Academic English lectures Entertainment Radio
TV shows & TV series Entertainment Learn English in a funny way
Understand life style & culture Foreign movies
Foreign magazine Entertainment Argument 1 Learning English abroad is costly for most people
and it’s not cost effective. Household’s disposable income in Taiwan:
$30 thousand per year .(900 thousand NTD) Learning English in the U.S.:
$24 thousand per year.(720 thousand NTD) Argument 2: Argument 3: People learn English to communicate,
so there is no need to learn English
in an environment of speaking English
as a first language. second language or foreign language. NO International English (IE) Global English, World English DEF: English as an international language used in
business, trade, diplomacy, and other global activities Robert McCrum: “Globish: How the English Language
Became the World’s Language” Where can we learn English? Accent problem Example of Thailand accent. IE solve the problem Learning different dialect forms. Equip with the linguistic tools to
communicate internationally. Conclusion
Not Cost effective
Sufficient English resources in Taiwan
International English instead of English as a foreign language Learning English in an environment of
speaking English as a first language is unnecessary. native speaker people around the world Questions 1. How much does it cost to study abroad
in the U.S. approximately? 2. Which learning resources we mentioned
do you use the most frequently? Why? 3. What is the definition of International English? A successful example never went abroad to study English
Only one way to learn English :
understand it & keep practicing it. Resources provided by school Open academic lectures provided by foreign university the U.K. the U.S. India Singapore Reference 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_McCrum 2. http://www.infozee.com/usa/expenses.htm 3. http://www.dgbas.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=29674&ctNode=5624&mp=1 4. http://www.extension.harvard.edu/open-learning-initiative 5. http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%BE%90%E8%96%87 Taiwan
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