Education in Moscow school
Generation of 90-th is really lucky because 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 of the 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, that the most usefull
language in modern world is English. It is spoken in many countries, millions
of people speak English because it is their own language, millions of people
study it, because it is probably impossible to make a good career in any branch
if one doesn’t speak English.
In Russia just few
last generations realized the necessity of studing English. I think, it partly
dependes of computerizing of our country.Now computers 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’t imagine their life without using
World Wide Web Internet. But using Internet and computers is connected with
studing English, because English is mostly used in programmes.
For example I
decided to study English when I had got a computer. Since that time I’ve been
studing English at school. I had my first lessons of English in the fifth form.
Those lessons interested me very much so I understood, that English - is what
I’m really fond of.
As I remember, our
teacher of English did everything to make us interested. She used toys and
pictures, also we learned songs.
But some months or
probably a year had passed and our lessons became rather monotone and alike.
Day in day out we read similar stories about celebration of different holidays
or about heroes of revolution. The strangest thing was, that we read topics
about the USSR, which already didn’t exist, and even the memory about that
country gone away from our minds.
I think that communication with English-speaking people is very importent and
unvalued for pupils, who learn English. Opportunity of comunication with
English-speaking, was a real luck for me. And I’d like to have meetings with
guests from England in my own school. My parents remember: «Even in soviet time
we had meetings at our schools, where we could talk to foreigners, though we
lived far away from the capital». Now, when Russia is opened for the West, it
is not really difficult to invite to school foreigner, 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 speak English perfectly.
Certanly,they are always ready to teach and help us, but as the matter of fact
they has no opportunity to do it. For example, my group even can’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 language with old
textbooks, if the language changes as the water in the river? I do not think
suppose, that it is impossible to have a good pronunciation without listening
to the speech of English-speaking people. The most of pupils has no opportunity
for travelling abroad or talking to foreigners in their motherland. That’s why
it is really necessary to have a tape-recorder at the lessons.
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 of the most important
problem. The future and the well-being of our country depend on the quality of
the education of our generation. That’s why I think those problems of education
must be discussed and solved. Certanly it is very important, because the
solving of those problems will help teachers as much as pupils.
English - is one
of the most important lessons in school. If I speak English, it is easy for me
to read books of English writers. Reading of originals helps to understand the
ideas of the novels, stories, etc. And I also suppose that it is very exiting
to find something new in our favorite characters,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 helps me now in my school life. My good
marks in some subjects partly depend on my marks in English lessons.
In my composition
I discussed some questions, which interest me very much. I found some
problems,but inspite of them I think I’m really lucky because it is possible in
our country to get free education. And I am happy that I’m studing English. I
suppose that every problem will be got over. I really think so!