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Why do you want to learn English?
来源: | 作者:pmt388779 | 发布时间: 2019-12-31 | 1012 次浏览 | 分享到:

Why do you want to learn English? I also often ask myself. Is it to keep up with the fashion or to decorate the facade? Neither! Rational analysis shows that the necessity of learning English comes from the needs.

为什么要学习英语?笔者也常常扪心自问。是为了赶时髦还是为了装饰门面?都不是!理性地分析,学习英语的必要性源自现实的需要。在经济全球化的潮流中,世界各民族之间的交流日益频繁,不同文化之间的交融不断深化,在这一背景下,作为某种文化的符号的语言就显得尤其重要,只有了解一个国家的语言,才有可能了解一个国家的文化,才能为相互之间的交流提供对话的平台。当然,也许有人会问,我们需要学习的为什么是英语,而不是俄语、法语或是其它?这是因为,历史发展到这一阶段,英语国家在主导着世界经济,这是一个客观事实,因此,我们需要尊重现实、顺应时代潮流。诚然,这种状况可能会随着历史的进程而发生流变。

Functionally speaking, language exists as a tool in a greater sense, and we do not need to exaggerate the value of language. The point is, at this stage, mastering a language (English) means you get a golden key or a knock-on brick. For a scholar, he can read foreign materials directly and get nutrients from them; for a businessman, he can learn about external information at the first time and capture business opportunities from it; for a job seeker, mastering a foreign language undoubtedly increases the bargaining chip; for a small trader, being able to communicate with foreign guests in a foreign language can bring him extra profits, and so on. From an economic point of view, mastering the language of English is tantamount to having a considerable resource, which can bring you opportunities and increase wealth, because it has a huge market demand. 

从功能上讲,语言的更大意义上是作为一种工具而存在,我们也无需过分夸大语言的价值。关键是,在现阶段,掌握了一门语言(英语)就意味着你获得了一把金钥匙或者说一块敲门砖。对于一个学者来说,他可以直接阅读外文资料,从中获取养分;对于一个商人来说,他可以在第一时间了解外界信息,从中捕捉商机;对于一个求职者来说,掌握了一门外语无疑增加了胜算的筹码;对于一个小商贩来说,能用外语同外宾进行交流能为他带来额外的利润,等等。从经济学角度分析,掌握了英语这门语言就等于拥有了一笔可观的资源,这一资源能为你带来机遇、增加财富,因为这一资源有着巨大的市场需求。


On the other hand, the present situation of Chinese learning English, the author thinks that the question that needs to reflect on is not whether to learn English, but how to learn English well! As we all know, the malpractice of rereading and writing and listening and speaking lightly in the process of learning English has a long history and has trained a large number of "mute English" people. How many college graduates and CET-4 and CET-6 speakers can communicate face to face in English? Many people study English hard for more than a decade, recite more than 10,000 English words, but in the end, even the simplest daily dialogue is difficult! This is the sadness of Chinese people learning English! The function of language is to realize communication. If learning language deviates from this basic goal, then it destroys the value of language.

反观国人学习英语的现状,笔者认为需要反思的问题不是应不应当学习英语,而是如何学好英语!众所周知,国人在学习英语过程中重读写、轻听说的弊端由来已久并培养了大量的“哑巴英语”者。试问,在众多的大学毕业生、四六级英语通过者中,有几个能用英语进行面对面地交流?许多人苦读英语十几年,背诵英语单词过万条,到头来却连最简单的日常对话都困难!这才是国人学英语的悲哀!语言的功能在于实现交流,如果学习语言偏离了这一基本目标,那么就葬送了语言的价值。

So we should study English well.

所以我们应该好好学习英语.