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ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY:Dont teach maths and science in EnglishI strongly agree if science and mathematics are teach in English because each ofus must be given an equal chance to taste the best education in this country. Each ofthe students has the right to enjoy the best knowledge. However, we have to changeour mindset first. We must understand that getting an “A” does not guarantee successas positive characters can greatly affect a person’s achievements in life. If we teachboth subjects in Malay, they may understand the subject.However, their critical thinking skills will be reduced as they are so comfortablewith the first language that the absence of English language will keep the mind idle. Anidle mind cannot breed thinkers in our country. The saddest part is the subjects aretaught in English in universities locally and globally. The worst part is the vacancies forcritical jobs in the government sector are rather very limited.Who controls the findings of many things in this world?Malaysians?Singaporeans?Australians?Americans?Europeans? We have to answerthese questions before we make any decision before we start teaching Math andScience in Malay. I bet you know the answer. These findings are basically written inEnglish. If we use English to teach Science, we can equip our students with a lot oflatest findings as long as Science is concerned.I believe that Malay Language is a language that is meant to unite us whileEnglish is a language that helps us to stay relevant, competitive, rational, critical,important, intelligent, positivein order to survive successfully in this world if we were toconsider this world as our stage. We don’t have a choice but to like things that wedislike in order to create a versatile human capital.Based on my own experiences, English is language that helps me to stay aheadof others as the ability to use this language helps me to understand the chronology ofmany important events that happen yesterday, today and events that may happen in thefuture.
Most of the reading materials are written in English. As a future teacher, I alsowant to use new strategies to teach English, I can look for the information easily online.However, if I can’t speak and write good English, my teaching strategy will remainstagnant, irrelevant, backdated, traditional, boring and others. Having the ability to usethe language effectively helps each of us to be more independent and knowledgeable.It is not wrong to love our language. However, we have to be realistic about howthe world looks at us. We must know where we stand in this world. We must know ourranking. If we believe that we have given so much to this world, I don’t mind if Math andScience are taught in Malay. However, if we believe that we have not shared enoughwith the rest of the world and we believe that we are still a student who has to learn alot, then Math and Science should be taught in English.