Do you think taking up education in your mother tongue is better than english ?

India
November 13, 2008 5:17am CST
I know u'll say that this question is baseless as the number of people opting for english med schools for their children is very high. But recently,i found out that the japanese are not very good in english at all(no hard feelings please...) But look at their country, Its, I mean , Its japan. What more has to be said ???
3 responses
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
14 Nov 08
I think this depends on where you live. If you live in a non-English speaking country and you like living there and plan to stay there, by all means learn in your own language rather than English. However, some people try to come to the United States and never learn English and don't even want their kids to learn English. If that's the case, I think that doesn't do anything good for you, it just holds you back. If I was going to move to say, Japan (I just picked Japan since that's your example), I would of course learn Japanese rather than just go there speaking English and hoping that people will be able to somehow understand me (even though I'm sure a lot would, but if I was going to permanently live there I would plan to learn the language).
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@efarmer (184)
14 Nov 08
umm i would be tempted to say yes but the truth is that english is a much more universal language. and besides you dont need to learn your mothertongue because you most often use it at home. this way you can stay connected with your roots as well as earn a place for yourself in the world.
@AcidPT (70)
• Portugal
13 Nov 08
Sure, you need to learn your own language before you learn others... It's much easier to learn in your language but you should have basic knowledge of other languages... for example, I'm Portuguese but some books we use in university are written in english.