Why do students from rural areas find it difficult to learn English?
What are the reasons for students from rural regions of India having difficulty in learning English? Give some of the reasons and suggest solutions to overcoming this issue.
Every year, there are a lot of graduates who pass out and enter into the world to earn a job. I have seen many graduates who are from rural areas who have good educational background and good skills but cannot get through the interviews only because they lack in better communication in English.
I have seen that many of the graduates even find it difficult to introduce themselves in an interview. What has their education taught them for many years? Even though graduates who were from English medium are in the same situation.
I have seen people hesitate to talk in English because of the awe-stricken feeling. Though they want to talk in English, they are afraid of being criticised by others. Even the teachers in colleges speak in the local language even though the medium of education is English. So how do the students learn to speak?
The teachers just focus on teaching the grammar from the syllabus to score marks in examinations and mug up the lessons. The students are able to by heart a complete lesson and write it in the exam but they are not capable of writing a paragraph on their own.
English is just another language and we only learn when we start speaking. So the teachers should encourage the students to speak in English at least when they are in the college. Please share your thoughts.