خلاصه ی متن سخنرانی اینجانب عبدالجلیل فقیری در اولین گرد همایی دبیران زبان انگلیسی در مورخه 8/8
In the name of God
Catastrophe in teaching and learning English The issue that we really need to focus is the problems ٌwe have been facing with- the poor performance of students in learning English. In spite of our best efforts , the outcome of our work is disastrous. why our efforts come up with unfortunate results?
In learning English, We have to begin by the skill of listening. How much have you achieved in teaching Listening and speaking to students. I think the students almost lack the first two skills-Listening and speaking. listening and speaking have been totally ignored either by the students or by the teacher. even the preliminaries of these two skills are not paid attention. Unfortunately ,the English teachers themselves have problems in these two skills let alone the students. Listening and speaking have been buried underground. This is the root of the catastrophe .
In regard with Reading and Writing ,In teaching Reading we don`t follow the rules and proper procedures. By translating the texts, We have become increasingly distant from the real aim.
In teaching Writing, we have not been successful since we ourselves have problems. If we are asked to write a paragraph about something ,we are unable let alone our students. The first task of Writing is to master handwriting and our student`s handwriting are hardly legible. Our students are unable to write a very short sentence of their own. The teachers of guidance school are responsible for these damages almost as far as handwriting is concerned.
We can conclude that our students lack the skills and therefore they don`t know English.
Who is responsible for these states of backward. you and me. the IQ of students is not the problem. the blame lies with us. we have not built a firm foundation in our students. The teachers in guidance schools have ruined the motivation of students. We have filled the mind of the students with hate. Students expect us to inspire them but we have done the contrary.
Students have attended the classes to complete their studies ,to overcome challenges not to be filled with despair .So unless we radically reform ourselves ,the English of students will never improve .I respectfully beg your pardons for talking so frankly.