Many a time, we parents and teachers complain about children and pupils who have short attention spans.
But isn’t this a misguided view by adults ? Particularly when the children become ‘victims’ of their complaints.
Now whether you believe it or not, research has shown that this ‘weakness’ can be corrected if we implement Esperanto in our country, Malaysia.
Moreover, the number of Alzheimer’s patients could also be reduced if citizens are fluent in two languages. Further research can be done to follow up on the effects of having a bilingual tongue.
What are the two languages a child can most likely command with fluency in the first five years of his/her life? The mother tongue is undoubtedly one of them. Can English and other native languages be mastered from 1-5 years ? If so, we would not have to waste time sitting for English subjects at Tingkatan 5 (Secondary 5).
I am trying to keep this article short and sweet as my past ones were too long. Now to share a short film from the senior Esperantist Ms Penny Vos from Australia, who was interviewed by ABC on the benefits of learning the language:
As I said in my earlier article, I am politically impartial, and would like to reinforce this point here.
Many Malaysian readers are not willing to click on links to articles. Hence I’ve provided them here for you. I do not want readers to be passive; instead, they should be active readers to find out more about a subject.
I’ll end with these helpful and informative links on the Esperanto language: