Why do Japanese hate English and what are the effective ways to overcome it? Part – 1August 21, 2022
Is there anyone who doesn’t like English easily?
As you know, English is the official language of the world.
Therefore, although some junior high and high school students study English for a long time with university, have grammar and vocabulary skills, and can read and write English sentences, it is difficult to speak.
Some people may want to be able to speak, and think that it would be cool if they could, but they are not good at English conversation because they are not good at it, and English lessons may be awkward.
If there is no need, it is difficult to raise a heavy waist. So why do you hate English even though you want to be able to speak English?
I’ve summarized the reasons and how to overcome your dislike of English and become fond of it.
Why do people who hate English hate it?
It’s difficult to learn a foreign language in the first place
The first thing that comes to my mind when it comes to why I hate English is that learning English is difficult in the first place, so it’s normal for people to get sick or want to throw it out because it doesn’t work.
Imagine a little. Let’s say an American, not us, starts learning Japanese.
According to one theory, Japanese, which is said to be the most difficult to learn in the world, will start from scratch starting today.
First of all, it starts with the pronunciation of AIUEO. For Americans who started from 0, I’m sure there are too many types and I can’t tell the difference between them at all, so I think it’s a momentum that makes my head puncture.
Everyone who is working on learning English is like always climbing uphill in terms of learning a foreign language from scratch. ” I think it’s a good idea to objectively forgive yourself.
Is it due to Japanese school education policy?
Also, Japanese school education may have an influence on the reason for those who do not like English very much or are not good at it .
I think it was the policy of Japanese education to mainly learn correct grammar and speaking style .
However, on the other hand, when I looked around the people around me when I was a student, I was worried about grammatical mistakes, and many people did not actively speak even if I was hit by a teacher.
It’s a personal subjectivity, but I feel like everyone was in a terrifying class.
Basically, school exams are mainly paper tests.
I haven’t heard much about speaking-oriented tests.
In other words, in order to get good grades, it is necessary to get good points in the test, so it can be said that knowledge of correct grammar and reading comprehension such as long reading comprehension are required instead of speaking ability.
That’s why you don’t know how to speak, rather than not actively speaking.
However, conversation is usually about relaxing and having fun and talking about your favorite topics.
“What to do if you make a mistake” If you think about it, you will lose your positivity.
If you don’t like English, maybe・ I want to be able to speak, but I’m afraid to make mistakes.
・ Because I can’t speak much, I can’t step on the number of venues and I’m not confident.You may be in a situation like that.
It can be said that this is one of the problems and issues of the teaching method so far. There are many blogs and websites that point out this weakness for the Japanese.
Although Japan is becoming more internationalized, there are still few situations in which English is used for the other person in daily life, and it is possible to live in only one’s own language .
When you have the opportunity to speak in English, which is rare, it may be natural for you to feel that you don’t want to make a mistake .
What made you like what you dislike?
Now, let’s think about the process of becoming fond of things that you dislike, not just English.
The process of changing from dislike to love, learned from the recorder
Do you all have the experience of gradually becoming fond of something that you didn’t like at first?
Through that experience, I’m sure that at the beginning, at the basic stage of mastering the fingering of each sound in the recorder, it was difficult to make a beautiful sound, or I just repeated what I learned steadily. It was a boring time.
I’m sure you also have an experience that made you happy.
In particular, when an actual performance such as a school festival is imminent, there is pressure and expectations for the actual performance, and I will try to do it.
I think the process of learning English is a little similar to this.
Speaking of successful experiences with English, you may have learned English conversation for your first overseas trip, actually checked in at a hotel, and applied for a tour.
At that time, the sense of fulfillment that fulfilled the purpose and the smile of the other foreigner will surely lead to motivation for the next.
The first time to solidify the basics is really sober and earnestly studying, so I think many people find it boring.