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 = barangkerasSoftware = baranglembutJoystick = batang gembiraPlug and Play = cucuk dan mainPort = lubangServer = pelayanClient = pelangganTry 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...
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.