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- I would like to advocate that ESL learning in Asia spearhead the push for 21st Century Learning. This push would require a swift shift in the ignorance and complacency of both educators and parents about the rapid changes brought upon us by the twin forces of technology and knowledge revolution.
- Instead of focussing on learning grammar and acquiring accents the focus incorporating CLiL can produce bilingual speakers who can think in a higher order, behave ethically and collaborate effectively.
- Effective language teaching first requires optimum language learners. The current practice in schooling across Asia stifles the creativity and confidence essential to second language acquisition. There is a need to revise our current practice of learning in general and language with content learning in particular.
- We should demand that quality teaching extend into quality communicative competence, quality critical thinking and quality leadership and creativity.
- We should demand that since there’s a massive on-going push for competency in English as a Communicative Language that it must incorporate filling in the shortcomings Native Tongue education has left behind until such a time that national policies are ready to replace the current traditions of education.
- Learning English doesn’t have to be separate from learning subjects in other domains. It must be organic, teaching qualities of higher order thinking, 21st Century Learning skills, collaborative, communicative and higher literacy skills utilizing the many tools available to enhance the speed and quality of synthesizing knowledge.
- Learning English shouldn’t be about passing standardized tests.
- The Organic learning of ESL must be both meaningful to the current development in thinking and character and for a future adaptability to fulfilling one’s potential in life as part of a cohesive, harmonious global village.
- Billions of dollars is being spent in Asia on teaching, testing and promoting the learning of English. Why should learning to think and act and visualize as a synchronous organism to thrive in the 21st Century be separate from the acquisition of a universal language for communication and learning?