1. To facilitate conversation between speakers of other Nigerian languages?
2. To build competence that is useful to acquire skills in other courses?
3. To deepen appreciation of English grammar?
There are a few more, but they’re mostly under those three broad reasons.
I don’t know if these have always been the historical reasons for the inclusion of English as a subject, but it’s what we have now.
There’s very little there that is useful for #1 or #2.
1. What is the grammatical Name/function of the italicized expression?
2. What figure of speech is used?
3. Complete this “I prefer rice ___ beans.”
None of these have anything to do with language as utility
Exclusion on the basis of a skill one might not even need for one’s future career.
In the Oral English class, the teacher insists it’s something that sounds like ‘men’.
Phonetically, that's /mæn/.
But that sound /æ/ doesn’t exist in the Nigerian phonology. No, we say /man/, with /a/, with an open mouth.
To the Nigerian speaker, these sound exactly the same, as I argued with an American professor in this video:
Listen to how a former student of mine pronounced the word “can’t” in this his cover of an Elvis song:
The student says ‘But nobody ever says it like that anywhere except in the movies. Even you, the teacher, don’t speak like that!’
So the students try, and usually fail, to speak like Englishmen. Some eventually figure how to pass the course by obeying and cramming the rules. Many do not.
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Quote from a piece I was interviewed for a few months ago: techcabal.com/2019/01/24/if-…