Difficulties and Challenges in Teaching English as the Second and Foreign Language

Abstract

To support the rapid growth of globalization a common language is badly needed. Fortunately English has got the honor to become that common language for communicating among the different nations. It is the language of choice in most countries of the word. Though English is the mother tongue of the United Kingdom, they alone cannot claim to be the native speakers. The United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa also come within the fold of native speakers of English. Besides, the quality of its lingua franca as a means of communication engulfs almost the entire globe. Moreover, in higher education, English is frequently used. Books of all subjects are available in English. The strength of English is greater than many other languages. Almost 80% information of the information technology is in English. A good volume of the services rendered through the Internet is also in English. Thus, English is playing a very significant role in bringing the world together. Therefore, many people are interested in teaching English as the second or foreign< language. Despite their keen interests, the English language teachers often face various difficulties and challenges while teaching in real classroom environment with varying responses of the learners. Keeping all these facts in view, this article aims at exploring and identifying some reasons behind the problems faced by both the teachers and the learners from the perspective of pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary, and grammar of English language.



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Mostafa Ahamed, Jazan University, Saudi Arabia

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Conference: ACLL2013
Stream: Language Learning

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