Реферат: Education in Moscow school
Generation of 90-th is really luckybecause it has new oportunities and great future. «Ferreous curtain» fell down,so now young people can travel all over the world, can consort to the people ofthe same age from different countries, can study culture of capitalistic nations. Certainly,it is impossible to do it if you don’t speak foreign language. I suppose, thatthe most usefull language in modern world is English. It is spoken in many countries, millions of people speak Englishbecause it is their own language, millions of people study it, because it isprobably impossible to make a good career in any branch if one doesn’t speakEnglish.
In Russia just few last generations realized the necessity of studingEnglish. I think, it partly dependes of computerizing of our country.Nowcomputers are used everywhere: in banks, offices, shops, hotels etc. Certainly,no one can live without computers in present time. Also a lot of people can’timagine their life without using World Wide Web Internet. But using Internetand computers is connected with studing English, because English is mostly usedin programmes.
For example I decided to study English when I had got a computer. Sincethat time I’ve been studing English at school. I had my first lessons ofEnglish in the fifth form. Those lessons interested me very much so Iunderstood, that English — is what I’m really fond of.
As I remember, our teacher of English did everything to make usinterested. She used toys and pictures, also we learnedsongs.
But some months or probably a year had passed and our lessons becamerather monotone and alike. Day in day out we read similar stories aboutcelebration of different holidays or about heroes of revolution. The strangestthing was, that we read topics about the USSR, which already didn’t exist, andeven the memory about that country gone away from our minds.
I think that communication withEnglish-speaking people is very importent and unvalued for pupils, who learnEnglish. Opportunity of comunication with English-speaking, was a real luck forme. And I’d like to have meetings with guests from England in my own school. Myparents remember: «Even in soviet time we had meetings at our schools, where wecould talk to foreigners, though we lived far away from the capital». Now, whenRussia is opened for the West, it is not really difficult to invite to schoolforeigner, isn’t it? More over we live in Moscow, which is full of foreigners.I’m sure, that such a meeting could be very interesting for pupils.
Teachers of English in our school are great professionals. They speakEnglish perfectly. Certanly,they are always ready to teach and help us, but asthe matter of fact they has no opportunity to do it. For example, my group evencan’t use the same classroom. And we haven’t got any tape-recorder and tapes.We use textbooks, which are far not new ones. Is it possible to study languagewith old textbooks, if the language changes as the water in the river? I do not think so.
Besides, I suppose, that it is impossible to have a good pronunciationwithout listening to the speech of English-speaking people. The most of pupilshas no opportunity for travelling abroad or talking to foreigners in theirmotherland. That’s why it is really necessary to have a tape-recorder at thelessons.
In our school teachers,unfortunetly, have nothing ,exept old textbooks.It is clear, that there is the crisis in Russia, but the education is one ofthe most important problem. The future and the well-being of our country dependon the quality of the education of our generation. That’s why I think thoseproblems of education must be discussed and solved. Certanly it is veryimportant, because the solving of those problems will help teachers as much aspupils.
English — is one of the most important lessons in school. If I speakEnglish, it is easy for me to read books of English writers. Reading oforiginals helps to understand the ideas of the novels, stories, etc. And I alsosuppose that it is very exiting to find something new in our favoritecharacters,such as Tom Sawyer, Jane Eyre, Romeo and Juliet or Sherlock Holmes.The opportunity of communication, which English gives me is also a great thing.So I think that English will help me not only in my fiture life, but it helpsme now in my school life. My good marks in some subjects partly depend on mymarks in English lessons.
In my composition I discussed some questions, which interest me verymuch. I found some problems,but inspite of them I think I’m really luckybecause it is possible in our country to get free education. And I am happythat I’m studing English. I suppose thatevery problem will be got over. I really think so!