[EDLING:128] Mauritius: Less Grammar and More Vocabulary for Oral English
Francis M. Hult
fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Thu May 17 22:20:38 UTC 2007
Less Grammar and More Vocabulary for Oral English
"You want to go outside, isn't it?" Many English teachers or those who simply
love the language of Shakespeare will be shocked at the sight of this sentence.
Yet, it may be part of the English language and considered as correct in the
future. Christine Latham Koenig, who held training sessions for teachers of
schools under the aegis of the Bureau of Catholic Education (BEC) last week,
revealed that English was increasingly turning into a global language and that
research tends to show that it will be made more international for
communication purposes as years go by. As a result, teachers may have to review
the way they have been teaching English.
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