The Cross-Subject Benefits of Mastering English

In today’s education landscape, the importance of English is steadily increasing. While subject about this language used to be considered a secondary subject compared to Mathematics and Literature, the current trends of globalization and integration have shifted its prominence. Vietnamese public schools began introducing this language as a formal subject in the curriculum from the third grade since 2010, and universities have even adopted this language proficiency certificates for incoming students as part of their admission criteria. As a result, educational institutions nowadays introduce students to English classes at an early stage to help them master this skill and capitalize on numerous opportunities. In this era of globalization, we can assert that English has become a crucial subject. Proficiency in this language opens up many “doors of opportunity” for students.

However, does the heavy emphasis on English development potentially affect a child’s ability to excel in other subjects?

Despite English occupying a vital position, many parents still desire a holistic development for their children across various subjects. Yet, there is no need for excessive concern. This language seems to be an effective tool that aids students in excelling across multiple domains and potentially even in specific subjects. In this article, Everest Education (“E2”) aims to help parents better understand the significance of English and how it can propel students to excel in all other subjects.

1. The Impact of English on Learning Abilities

Throughout the process of learning English, your child will engage with the language in all four language skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. These skills not only enable fluent English expression but also cultivate cognitive development in learning, such as:

a. Developing Information Processing Skills

As your child develops listening comprehension skills in a second language, specifically English, their ability to grasp information will be enhanced compared to mastering just one language. This is because a second language requires learners to focus and process information more adeptly than their native language. Proficiency in English listening comprehension sharpens your child’s information processing abilities, thereby aiding them in flexibly absorbing knowledge from other subjects.

b. Explore Limitless Resources

Mastering a second language is akin to unlocking a new door to the world. Not every valuable resource is available in translation to Vietnamese, but it’s certain that nearly all academic materials and books are either written in or have English translations. Instead of encountering valuable learning materials that must be set aside due to a lack of Vietnamese translation, your child can overcome the language barrier and tap into a wealth of valuable resources through their English reading comprehension ability. In this way, by becoming proficient in English, your child will advance further in their journey of knowledge exploration.

c.Establishing a Foundation of Logical Thinking

In the process of learning English, students need to engage their minds to memorize a vast amount of vocabulary, grammar rules, and intricate structures. Simultaneously, they must also flexibly deduce the meanings of words in various different contexts. This will enhance their overall mental agility and cognitive flexibility.

2. The Relationship Between English and Science Subjects

For international school students, the majority of their knowledge acquisition across all subjects is conducted in English. In science subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, aside from learning theory in the classroom, students also engage in scientific projects as part of their curriculum. This requires them to independently explore information from various sources, particularly academic research papers. These papers are written in academic English, demanding a strong language comprehension skill to extract information.

Moreover, in the science and technology competitions that students partake in, the presentation and exchange of academic information are essential. With a solid foundation in English that allows them to read foreign materials, students’ confidence in engaging in conversations related to science will significantly increase. Consequently, they will immerse themselves in a global environment, interacting with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Therefore, mastering English not only enables students to access extensive academic resources but also facilitates seamless communication with peers and teachers for discussing the knowledge they acquire. This will lead to improved task completion, ultimately aiding the achievement of significant milestones in their quest for knowledge.

3. The Interplay Between English and Social Sciences

In subjects like History, Geography, and Literature, English also plays a significant role. These disciplines require students to engage with a multitude of foreign materials and expand perspectives on issues to formulate comprehensive insights. The diversity of Social Studies, History, and Geography texts spans decades. When youngsters aspire to explore theories and grasp annotations within these realms, English facilitates delving deeper into novel knowledge, saving time otherwise spent seeking translated materials in Vietnamese.

Moreover, for students passionate about debating social issues, exchanging information with debaters worldwide is essential to comprehend the global context of ongoing matters. Thus, discussing knowledge in this domain with peers from diverse nations, coupled with a rich vocabulary and versatile English communication skills, simplifies information exchange, enabling students to effortlessly share insights with friends across continents and gain a wealth of beneficial knowledge.

4. The Role of Everest Education in Your Child’s English Learning

To enable your child to master academic English and apply it flexibly in their life as described above, they require a strong linguistic foundation and an advanced curriculum. At Everest Education (“E2”), we provide students with a comprehensive English development method through our English Language Arts classes. Here, they gain access to an advanced English curriculum designed for application within international school programs. This not only expands their English vocabulary and grammar but also nurtures their Speaking and Writing skills within creative contexts such as essay writing and presentations.

In E2’s classes, students develop their English proficiency through project-based learning, offering opportunities to explore and discover knowledge through group projects. This enhances healthy competition among students and cultivates self-learning skills. Moreover, the blended learning approach incorporated in E2’s classes allows students to engage with modern technology directly in their lessons, promising swift knowledge acquisition.

If you’re seeking a companion to aid your child’s English skill development for an international school, E2 is a fitting choice. During this back-to-school season, E2 is offering a free trial and a 15% discount for students enrolling in our English Language Arts course at our center. With the dedication of experienced teaching professionals, innovative teaching methods, and a variety of engaging extracurricular activities, E2 aims to empower your child to excel in their English skills, ensuring their confident development in an international environment.


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