How to deal with our mother language?

September 12, 2007 - by Maggie Xu

With the development of globalization, English, regarded as universal language, is spoken by more and more people in today's world. In the business circle, in particular, people, no matter he is Japanese, Korean, Spanish or German, they all speak English as a tool of communication. While at the same time, lots of language vanishedwith time. It is reported that the languages spoken dramatically lessened in the late 50 years.

It is universally acknowledged that language is not only a tool of communication but also a kind of art. Each language has its unique pronunciation, grammar and expressions, which contribute to the diversity of the world. If the diverse languages are diminished, our world will become less colorful.

Language is simultaneously a part of culture, which plays a considerably important role in it. Language has close relations with culture. On one hand, language is the keystone of culture, without language, culture would not be possible. On the other hand, Language is influenced and shaped by culture, it reflects culture. Language. In the broadest sense, is the symbolic representation of people and it comprises their historical and cultural backgrounds as well as their approach to life and their ways of living and thinking. Therefore, it will be a disaster for us to see the worldĄŻs diverse cultures disappear one by one.

There is a negative tendency nowadays in some countries: Many educators and related government enforcement authorities ignored the importance of mother tongue teaching, which gave rise to the great fall of children's efficiency of their native language. Take China as an example, the students at all levels nowadays show greater interest and passion of learning English than learning Chinese. Grammar and spelling mistakes thus are often heard or seen everywhere.

The importance and necessity of grasping English language is obvious, it is a key skill for us to acquire, yet we should love and well grasp our own language, because it is the carrier of our culture.



2 Comment

  • 1. Emma Tang  |  September 13, 2007, 8:48 am

    Totally agree! like Briton prize the sonnet in their culture; we, Chinese, canĄŻt forget the beauty and contain in our ancient poems and rhyme.

  • 2. Maggie Han  |  September 18, 2007, 4:59 pm

    In modern office work, we usually finish a email or a article through the Windows spelling tool. One day, we suddenly find we cannot write a Chinese word correctly when we have to write down using a pen. It's a Chinese idiom "Ti Bi Wang Zi".

    How to deal with our mother language? I occur to a sentence - "Forgeting history equal to betray".

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