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Students’ Failure in English

Students’ large scale failure in English is a serious problem in Bangladesh. We learn English as a foreign language. It has been taught as a compulsory subject in our education system. But it is a matter of regret that the students’ failure in English is so alarming and great in number that the whole nation is frightened for the future of the country. The causes of the students’ failure in English are many. The method of English teaching is quite unsound. In the primary level students do not get to learn English well. Most teachers are not efficient in teaching English. Thus from the primary level students get no interest in learning English and it continues in higher levels also. Speaking English is the pre-condition of learning English well. Our students have no chance to speak English. Defective syllabus, want of teachers, lack of language usage, scarcity of books- all these are the causes of the students’ failure in English. The government should take necessary steps to remove all these undesired conditions that impede the effective learning of English.