Thanks to globalisation,
has become a more important tool for communication. Some educationists argue that students should not wait until secondary school to start learning a new
they should embark on their
-learning journey in their primary school. Since the proposed policy has both merits and demerits, in
essay I will review both sides to draw a conclusion.
earlier exposure to a new
has many advantages.
whose brains are still developing are more sensitive to languages.
, sometimes they could understand people without knowing the meaning of specific words, just the way they master their mother tongues.
, compared with elder learners, whose
learning could be less productive, they could develop greater interests in the subject and get
motivated by their progress.
On the other hand
has a few disadvantages. Some say that young
are supposed to explore their own interests at their will, rather than being forced to learn another new subject at an early age.
, given the limited resources in some countries, it is highly possible that
may not be equipped with
teaching aids scientific and strategic enough.
, in some remote regions in China, many families are too poor to afford education, not to mention English learning. In some cases, if
are trained to learn English the way they crack exams, it would only dampen their interest.
To summarize, adding a new
to the existing primary school curriculum may cause some problems. But if they can be skillfully handled without straining both the schools and
, the advantages would definitely outweigh the disadvantages.