Speaking English well isn’t the only basis for a person’s intelligence.
Speaking English with a resounding American accent isn’t the only basis for a person’s intelligence.
Speaking grammatically correct English is still not the only basis for a person’s intelligence.
How do we use language in our lives?
When people speak with the vernacular, does it mean that they are already displaying a lower level of intelligence?
Why do Filipinos laugh when they hear another person speaking English with a strong native accent even though it’s grammatically correct?
Even the international education sector recognizes the growing use of International Englishes. It’s not only a singular system that follows syntax, grammar, and other communication standards that are considered as the “American” English. There are a lot of interesting stories, ideas, and even research on how people learn or acquire a certain language (these two still have their own theories).
A random post. I thought of writing this a couple of days ago but I couldn’t finish. Now, I think it is more appropriate because August is almost over and the celebration of Buwan ng Wika. Continue reading