Topic: “Many people learn foreign language in their own country; others have learned a foreign language in the country in which it is spoken. Which is better? Give the advantages and disadvantages of each and support your viewpoint”
Language is the medium of expresion of thoughts and sharing the information. The current trend of globalisation has made organisations expand their business beyond the political boundaries of their country. The world has become smaller and people from different countries and different backgrounds are interacting more frequently than they were earlier. This has prompted more and more people to learn foreign languages.
The foreing language can be learnt either in the own country of the native or in the contry in which it is spoken. I prefer to learn the language in the country of the native, as it is more convenient for the native to learn the language. One can learn a foreign language without having to migrate to the other country and incurring huge expenditure. Secondly, the native can also look for a job of interpretor in the country as the demand of the interperators will be higher in the native’s country than the country in which it is spoken. Linguists are of the opinion that grammar and vocabulary are the building blocks of the language. These basic ingredients come directly from text books and will be same, whatever part of the world one may go. Therefore, it can be inferred that the quality of education is not affected by the location in which the language is learnt.
In view of the above, it may be concluded that I would prefer to learn the foreign language in my native country itself.
TOEFL listening discussions: A conversation between a bookstore sales clerk and a student