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Monday, 23 March 2009

Why We Need Science and Mathematics To Be Taught In English

I re post here a posting from my friend Venez's blog that is a humorous but well targeted take on the reason why there should be no fuss on the issue of teaching of Science and Mathematics in English for our schoolchildren. Maybe after that you can read this letter and understand what should be the core concern rather than faluting on nonsensical things that will not prepare our kids for the real world.
Why Malaysian Government insists on using English for math and science?

This is because the whole world uses the language as an information and/or technology language. How dangerous it will be if we try to use Bahasa, especially in school. See example below:-

Hardware = barangkeras
Software = baranglembut
Joystick = batang gembira
Plug and Play = cucuk dan main
Port = lubang
Server = pelayan
Client = pelanggan

Try to translate this:


ENGLISH:

That server gives a plug and play service to the client using either hardware or software joystick. The joystick goes into the port of the client.

Now in BAHASA:

Pelayan itu memberi pelanggannya layanan cucuk dan main dengan menggunakan batang gembira jenis keras atau lembut. Batang gembira itu akan dimasukkan ke dalam lubang pelanggan.

Now you know...WHY...

5 comments:

Gabey Goh said...

Hi,

My name is Gabey and I write for Malay Mail.
Daily we have a Cyberspot page where we feature interesting sites for our readers to explore.
Would you consent to being featured?
If so do drop me an email at gabey@mmail.com.my.

mumuchi said...

Hiya Gabey. I will be honoured to be featured. Please do so if you wish. Thank you. I will contact you through my Yahoo email.

venez said...

oit, cilok post dari blog aku... dahler xder kredit utk aku... ampesss.... utang makan tengahari 7 hari seminggu......

venez said...

wakakaka... nasib baik ada kedit utk aku... belanja makan tau... ngeh3

mumuchi said...

tulah..sebelum tembak make sure semua radar dah pasang ngeh!ngeh!ngeh!...nak belanja makan datang le tempat aku malam sabtu bila2..aku belanja mee udang weh ..bawak bini ko sekali, boleh kenal2..