What are the main problems of foreign language students?
Foreign language students may be in a disadvantage stage because they are not always able to compare themselves to native speakers. Moreover, the reliability of these students’ judgments may be hampered because language learning is a complex process in which subjective factors such as affectivity and personality traits play a very important role.
One reason that language skill is important is that the world is becoming more and more connected, so there is more need to communicate and more emergence of common interest.
The necessity of developing foreign language skill is that it helps to gain a deeper understanding of foreign cultures. In the orientation activity, I was in an immersing environment surrounded by English speakers and English culture phenomenon, thus forced myself to approach this nation closer. It also makes me perform better in group work for I can express my ideas freely and reduces the chances of misunderstandings.
Developing foreign language skills can exert positive effects on my life and study in a new environment. Having a good foreign language skill, it can easily communicate with foreign people, make friends with foreign people, ultimately, enrich people’s horizons. When doing literature work, my language skills makes me have a more accurate interpretation of a literary work written in English. So I abandoned the habit of a reading translated edition of literary works and shifted both my language and my thinking pattern “English.”
Due to the need of expanding the market, a majority of employers have a preference of recruiting employees with multilingual skills over those who don’t. So the PALS provides us with many opportunities to practice language skills, which will in long-term increase our competitiveness.
Moreover, to view the matter differently, I also have a language advantage to some extent. As more and more multination enterprises are now expanding or shifting there factories and market focus to emerging economy like China, I will have more opportunity to explore the business world. It is believed that foreign language can be indispensible assistance for an organization to open a foreign market.