|Essay Sample 22 |
Comment on the following statement:
| It is common practice to study a foreign language at school in your own country. However, many people think that the best way to learn it to speak with native speakers. |
What is your opinion? Do you agree with this statement?
Some people think that it is better to learn English with those who do not speak your own language, while others disagree. They consider studying with a russian speaking teacher is the best.
I think that the best way to learn languages is with good teachers who speak both languages. First of all, there are some grammar rules that are better to explain in your own language. Second, one should have a particular level of language to understand explanations of a native speaker. Russian speaking teachers know Russian students better that is why it is easier for them to find the right approach for each student.
At the same time there are people who say that only a native speaker can teach good language. Russian teachers make a lot of mistakes themselves. What can they teach?
In my opinion these people have a point. Not native speakers can make some mistakes in the language but it does not disqualify them as teachers. They teach what they know and the efficiency sometimes is much higher.
In conclusion, I would like to say that one can learn good English with both teachers who speak your own language and native speakers. The efficiency depends on many aspects, including the language level of the teacher. Personally, see more advantages of learning English with Russian speaking teachers.
Read by Neil Geitz