Thursday, February 11, 2010

Importance of the English Language

A language is a systematic means of communication by the use of sounds or conventional symbols. It is the code we all use to express ourselves and communicate to others. It is a communication by word of mouth. It is the mental faculty or power of vocal communication. It is a system for communicating ideas and feelings using sounds, gestures, signs or marks. Any means of communicating ideas, specifically, human speech, the expression of ideas by the voice and sounds articulated by the organs of the throat and mouth is a language. This is a system for communication. A language is the written and spoken methods of combining words to create meaning used by a particular group of people.

Language, so far as we know, is something specific to humans, that is to say it is the basic capacity that distinguishes humans from all other living beings. Language therefore remains potentially a communicative medium capable of expressing ideas and concepts as well as moods, feelings and attitudes.

A set of linguists who based their assumptions of language on psychology made claims that language is nothing but ‘habit formation’. According to them, language is learnt through use, through practice. In their view, ‘the more one is exposed to the use of language, the better one learns’.



It is one of the departments in the School Curriculum Committee which comprises the English Language teachers of the morning and afternoon.


attempt to achieve 80 % of English passes in the UPSR for the coming years~ reduce the number of pupils who are unable to master the three main skills in language learning (speaking, reading and writing) by the end of Year 6


working with full commitment, equipped with specific skills and requisite knowledge base, to ensure effective teaching and learning process as well as pupils’ language mastery

Panel's Role

1.Improve and upgrade the quality and effectiveness of language teaching and learning.
2. Run meetings/discussions (informal/formal) to identify and solve problems pertaining to teaching and learning, also to discuss the current curriculum implementation.
3. Review analysis on pupils’ performance in English Language monthly tests, semester exams and also UPSR based on the school target.
4. Develop teaching strategies and approaches to cultivate pupils’ learning interest and language proficiency.
5. Generate positive values such as cooperation, teamwork spirit among the members in the panel as well as other panel members.
6. Exchange new ideas, knowledge and language expertise gained from recent courses/seminars/workshops attended by panel member(s).
7. Suggest, plan and ensure successful implementation of the English activities throughout the year.