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Should English be the language of education in developing countries?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/14/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Yes, absolutely yes.english should be the language of education in developing countries, because all the students in the developing countries don't know too much about English,and that makes them feel like a fool people in front of the overseas people. Just like in Indonesia, although some students clever in English, but they are lack of experience,English really nery important. I really hope that english be the language of education in developing countries. English is important. Remember it


Developing countries, such as Africa need to sustain a good environment. African tribes are still known, but if we teach them English, this tradition will slowly fade. Traditions are important to their ancestors, family and friends. If they learn English then they will know less about their home land, their culture. It is important that we protect them from people who want them to learn our ways.

Developing countries need aid from wealthier countries, not to have learn another language.
Debate Round No. 1


According to the argument of the con side,
What a developing countries need is the helping of the wealthies countries aid, but, if the education in developing countries even doesn't know anything about English, how could they seek the help from the wealthies countries aid. And, i think that the motion is "Should English be the languages of education in developing countries?" The topic is about Education in developing countries. We must increase the quality of education in developing countries.


What 3rd world countries need is money, not to learn new things. To pay for fresh water, animals and more. shows places in need but highly recommend simply donating money.

The best support we can provide to 3rd world countries is with money -

This is depressing. You think theshould learn English? How amout they learn how to survive?-
Debate Round No. 2


Thanks for the argument that the con side post.
People need money to survive, but, how can people survive if they don't know everything, money cannot buy everything. Money cannot buy knowledge, people need to learn it by themself. I said that English important because now in developing countries many company using the English languages to interview the worker, if they don't know anything about English, how can they survive? The wealthies countries would not make the risk to help the developing c


Overall, English shouldn't be the language of developing countries simply because they need money, not a different language. A different language will just make it harder for their society and trying to grow up in that area. proves just how hard the English language is. What 2nd world countries truly need is housing, animals, fresh water and education.

2nd world countries need help, not a new language.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Poe-vahkiin 3 years ago
English is the hardest language to learn on a global scale. This is to the many rules and contradictions within itself, such as 'gh' making an 'f' sound in laugh. Though I do not believe anyone should change their language, if anyone should, it's us.
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Vote Placed by tejretics 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct: Tie. Both sides maintained reasonable conduct. | S&G: Pro had absolutely no punctuation in their sentences, whereas Con's S&G was impeccable. "What a developing countries need is the helping of the wealthies countries aid" - "wealthies" is not even a word. An e.g. of Pro's many errors.| Arguments: Pro seemed to constantly shift the BoP to Con while making bare assertions and merely restating the resolution. Con effectively demonstrated how (a) English is a difficult language to learn, (b) Tradition and culture must be retained, and (c) Other problems in developing countries must be addressed rather than medium of education. On the other hand, Pro asserts that shifting the medium to English would "improve" education without *any* verifiable proof or citations. | Sources: Con used extensive citations from various websites, while Pro did not use any source. | 6 points to Con. | As always, happy to clarify this RFD.