I am not that well educated and I want my children to have better opportunities. I eat less to be able to save money for their school fees and extras. But if we don't have access to proper training, our teachers can't really do their job properly. Even if my children go to an "English Medium" school they don't learn to read, speak and write fluently in English. I practice my English on the tourists who come here and then go home and speak in English. At least then they'll get used to hearing and understanding the language!"
How many of us realize that English as a medium of instruction doesn't necessarily improve the child's fluency in that language? Except for a very small percentage of our population, all of us start as English Language Learners. Are our teachers aware of this? Are they equipped to handle this aspect of their job? Do the educational departments in our states understand the concept of building up on English Language Skills by connecting it to the child's dominant language?