07 November 2012

Who will be the greatest lost ?

Indonesia government decided to 'omit' teaching English in the primary schools. There are many hos and hahs. The quickest response to the decision are normally those who are in the English speaking countries.

Why bothers, my friends.

Do you think Indonesia have no experts in education ? You just a PHDstudent and you think it is good to be in the front line to tell the government what to do.

This is the problem when English is dominating the world. They know well that they are going to lose a lot when a country do not list English in the schools.

Why must it be only English ? Can English be better than Esperanto which can help the children to activate the brain cells and delay the dementia problems in the old age ?

The cost of learning English is great, but compare to Esperanto, it is very cost effective.

Do you think you can be as equal par to the native speakers of English ?

Read here, I have reposted a part of it.

Hi there,

I took part at Rio+20 as UEA-representative. That link sent by burungmarah is official. I distributed it to delegates at Rio+20. We also strategically distributed the booklet "Discover Esperanto", in Portuguese and in English.
Why adopting a national language is unsustainable? First, because there is an hegemonical language, and that gives advantage to its native speakers. At Rio+20 many people was discriminated by their language skills. To take part at the headstates convention as a representative of an UN-Major Group, for example, it was necessary to be a fluent English-speaker, and as a result all representatives of MGs was native speakers or non-native speakers who lived abroad for years! A friend of mine was invited to give a speech at a side-event, and when the organizers discovered that he wasn't an English speaker they tried to cut his speech, because they were looking for an English speaker.

At Rio+20 there was a language chaos and I got shocked because of language discrimination there. Also, as an observer at a G77 meeting I remarked the difference of English level between diplomats of poorest countries and richer ones.
Also most speakers at side-events were English native speaker. They do monopolize the debate. It's hard for poor people to have access to a foreign language, and I'm talking about fluently use it, not at a pub, but at a formal high level convention.

You can learn Esperanto for free, it's 10 times easier to learn than English, it doen't privilege native speakers and so, can be considered sustainable, as you can read here.

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