Nowadays, learning a foreign language is very important for people’s life because world and countries are changing. People are communicating each other in present time; therefore, they must learn a global language, as we know this language is English. However, learning a new language is not easy for everyone. Learning English is challenging for Turkish students. There are three reasons for this: education system in Turkey and age, grammatical differences between English and Turkish, cultural differences.
First of all, in Turkey education system is challenging for Turkish students to learn English. Primary school and high school systems are not good because generally teachers are focusing too much on grammar and memorization. They don’t care speaking, writing and listening. Basic English is taught in Turkish schools, which is also not enough for daily speaking. Another factor that affects learning a foreign language is age. People have difficulties if they start learning new language at older ages. Since abilities get worse while people ageing, they should learn a new language when they are children. In Japan education system was arranged due to this idea. For instance, students must start learning English when they are six years old, however in our country English is not taught very well even in high schools.
Secondly, grammatical differences between English and Turkish make harder learning English. For example, structure of sentence is different. We use verb at the end of a sentence in Turkish but in English it is used in the middle of a sentence. We use appendixes at the end of the word but English has prefixes and suffixes. Also, we do not have some English tenses in Turkish and pronunciations in English are different from Turkish; therefore it is challenging to learn English for Turkish students.
The last reason is that Turkish students are affected by cultural differences between Turkish and English. The part...