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Is It A Joke Or The Truth?

Malaysians Speak Better English Than Singaporeans

 

Malaysia Deputy Education Minister, P.Kamalanathan claimed that Malaysian have enhanced command of the English language compared to the neighbors down South and the best command of English in Asia too based on EF Education First’s English Proficiency Index, a Swedish online survey.

Meanwhile, Malaysia opposition policy maker, Member of Parliament for Bukit Bendera Zairil Khir Johari said the output should be treated with a pinch of salt because it was not representative of 30 758 595 people, the up to date population dated 1st April 2015. The reason is EF Education First derived its conclusions from date collected via English tests to be had for free of charge over the Internet and anyone could take part in it.

“I would give an opinion the Deputy Education Minister to center of attention on the task at hand which is to get better the standard of English among our English Teachers to slowly amplify the level of the complicatedness of Malaysia English exams and to stop making imprecise comparisons in order to give false thought of the crisis at hand,” said Member of Parliament for Serdang, DAP’s Ong Kian Ming.

According to the prestigious QS World University Ranking 2014 survey, Singapore’s top university, National University of Singapore ranked at 26th and Malaysia’s top University Malaya ranked at 151st places. Here, there is no any projection of wide of the mark impression on Malaysian’s command of the English language. Parents Action Group for Education Malaysia chairman Datin Noor Azimah said poor command of English setback for students because they had limited reading material and do not understand them.

“Improving English proficiency will help narrow the income gap in Malaysia,” said Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir. She also pointed out that there are a large number of near to the ground level employees who don’t understand writing and don’t exchange a few words in English and those who mastered English rose to the top and those were not articulate in the language found themselves stuck at where they were. This is going to create a lot of problems later because the income gap will widen. The education system should be scrutinized to ensure that the situation did not worsen.

Here are a few tips for you. To have better command in English, be best friends with a good English dictionary. You can use Oxford, Collins and Cambridge. Please buy a dictionary that you’re comfortable with and use it at all times. Keep it next to you when you’re reading. During stumble upon a word not familiar with, you don’t have to get up and look around for it. It’s right there by your side. Thus, you will have no excuse for not looking the word up. In addition, don’t hesitate to speak the language whenever you can. Do speak it with friends and family. You can also sing along to English songs. Maybe you can try karaoke session. Don’t ever be shy to try speaking the language. Don’t be afraid that others will tease you. In fact, they’ll admire you for your courage and confidence.

Pre-Merdeka era compared to any average Malaysians, Indians hold better command of the English Language. Large of the Indian community were able to serve British colonization. That is also proven that after independence, Indians constitute 15.5 percent of Malaysian professionals. This includes Doctors, lawyers, dentists, veterinary surgeons, engineers, accountants, surveyors, civil servants and architects. Furthermore, Malaysian Indians make up 38% of the Malaysian medical workforce. But, how does it pass on to the Y-Gen’s today’s era? It is always a question mark to the Y-Gen especially Indians. The Indians hope our Indian leaders addressing the issue that Indians standing command of the English language. Concern Malaysia Indians, iTimes welcomes more news. If you want to share your feedback with us on this news, please E-mail at news@iTimes.My or calls us at 012-5484637 for further details.

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