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The experts tell us that it is better for children to begin learning a foreign language at primary school rather than secondary school.
I tend to agree and I believe the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.
There are several reasonS why I agree [about] WITH this statement. There are several reasonS why I SAY THIS. [FOR THIS]. First of all, [as a matter of fact,] IT IS A WELL KNOWN FACT THAT young children pick up languages much more easily than teenagerS.
This is because all babies are born with the ability to learn their mother tongue.
So this is why in Malaysia we start[ed] to learn 3 languages right from kindergarten.
We have to learn the national language, Malay, the second language, English and my own mother tongue, Chinese. [Moreover,] The second reason is that the primary school TIME-table is more relaxed and flexible.
There are more periods allocated to learning [more subjects] LANGUAGES.
Conversely, in secondary school, studentS have a lot of co-curriculum activities to participate in and have a lot of examS to prepare for.
Therefore, secondary students have more stress and find it difficult to learn a foreign language. However, there are some disadvantages.
For instance, some primary school teachers [theirs languages is as] ARE NOT UP TO THE SAME standard as the secondary school teachers IN TEACHING ENGLISH.
So, some primary school teachers speak in broken English and children may pick up the incorrect grammar.
EVEN WorsE, some of the primary school teachers ARE unable to speak the foreign language such as English FLUENTLY and this causes the children TO [have no opportunity to learn it at the school.] SPEAK BADLY. In conclusion, from my own experience, I am glad I started learning English since primary school.
My English is still weak but it would be even worse if I did not start learning it earlier.…...

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