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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Can I hep shoe?

Doe a deer, a female deer...ray a drop of golden sun.......

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Now I really regret that I didn't keep that newspaper the other day which reported that some Yang Berhormat or Yang Berbahagia announced that our university graduates or at least those that scored below a certain level although still graduating would be required to attend a mandatory month-long English language course.

Sounds like more tax-payers money down the toilet or into somebody's pockets. What is 1 month going to do for those English language challenged flers? So they can say, "Can I hep shoe?" instead of "Apa? Tak tahu la."

Niamah!!!

I just re-read the first sentence above. I think I better go enrol in this month long course also la. Of course, I have to get a university degree first la.

"Apa? Tak boleh ka?"

Niamah!!!

17 comments:

zewt said...

well, like you said... one month of english means a lot of money into someone's pocket. and of course... "can i hep shoe" sure sounds better than "tak tau la".

usually... they will give you a very innocent smile before the "tak tau la".

PurpLe~MuShRooM said...

Hahaha! "Can I Hep Shoe?" It almost took me a minute long to understand what that is. Do they really say it this way? I remembered the last time I went to A&W and ordered "12 large root beers". The waitress turned to the other person and said " Apa dia cakap tu?" From that day onwards, I never really inquire anything in english if the person servicing me are those.. ah hemm... you know what I mean. I used Bahasa instead. What to do... I am a good person. Don't la challenge them this way. Malu la.
And yes.. what can 1 mth do? In the end, they will still say... "apa dia cakap tu?"

patrickteoh said...

zewt, the one month course in for English language not manners and etiquette la.

purple mushroom, although I agree with what you say it is not race specific. It's one of the few things in Bolehland that cuts across racial and religious barriers.

jorji said...

i think one month long watching SOUND OF MUSIC is better la...

penghuni leongtian said...

you are absolutely hi-la-rious. er..er...did i spell that right? do i have to attend dat english kos? oh i forgot, i dun have the uni digri too. drat!!!

the state of our enlish language is deplorable to say the least. i am beginning to sound like the enlish language challenged people with degrees...double drat!!

Trashed said...

How can VMY 2007 succeed if communication is so woeful?

Malaysia used to be a hotbed for Foreign Direct Investment money inflows in the 70s and 80s due to the availability of trainable human capital as the foreigners could use English as the medium of communication.

Hardly likely that these same foreigners are wont to learn B Malaysia at this time when Mandarin or Hindi might get highly value add for their investments.

Russ said...

Akakaka... can I help shoe!

1 month english language express class izzit? What are these bargers trying to prove lah? Maybe a 1 month compulsory working in McDonalds will be better, or something practical, rather than sit around talking about it in a classroom for 1 month, thats only say few hours a day, on weekdays only, so u know they're definately gonna end up conversing in another language in the class if they cant even score a minimum passing mark. The level of english in schools is already at such a low standard, I mean, see lah how we fellers talk in the first place one? Even get A1 like me in engrish cannot spell & dunno what a past participimples and present condominiums tenses, let alone a verb is!!

patrickteoh said...

Hi Russ. At least you managed to say "help" and not hep. I think you got the makings of at least a government department's director-general. Actually, I also never understood English grammar. Still don't.

Trash, every year they trumpet the success of Malaysia's tourism industry. English not important la. After all our biggest groups now come from the Middle East what. Just learn how to cheat the baargers lor. Taxi from KLCC to Bukit Bintang ah? RM50. Take it or leave it.

As for investment, somewhere along the way somebody in the kerajaan forgot that one of the advantages we had over others years ago was that we spoke English. Bahasa Melayu is the only way to go, tahu? Setuju? After all, English only what. 1 month intensive course. Kau tim. We are all so proud of things that should be taken for granted.

Penghuni, you also got the English standard to make you first in line for a government department director-general post at least.

chongwah said...

A UM grad myself. Initially, I was very naive. Maklum la, I'm from rural area mah. I thought that to have entered a Univerity, (UM somemore!) english should be at least sikit-sikit in your blood vein already. Mana tau, even some lecturers are not keen (or not able tak tau la) to deliver a class in english. Books n notes in english. During exam, asked us to jawap in bahasa pulak. Gila, became english-bahasa translator on the spot for that paper!

Back to those so called 'bad score student'... 1st of all, I really don't understand how did some of them ( i mean many of them ler) got into Uni. They don't deserve it as they are not qualified! Just ask they SPM result. Bad pangkat 2/3 can be a Uni grad? Then, we have bad lower upper 2nd class degree holders la. Logic. No wonder we keep producing quite a number of rubbish back to the society.

So, to 'retrain' them in a month of english class??? If they have the desire to learn! From another perspective, if they do have desire to learn/improve their english, they sh have already done it during the Uni day.

If gov gives them the easy way in, then, an easy way out from the Uni la.

The gov really spoiled u all la, my young malay friends... unless, u know how to appreciate the given chance. Vision 2020 to become a developed country? A STILL harmony and STILL developing country would be very good enough ;-)

Anonymous said...

After reading this, I would like to say one word :

NIAMAH!!!!

"Jedi Hopeful" is the ambitious young lady.... said...

Let me share something funny. Back few months, I was helping a friend in his outsourcing business. We’re supposed to find a suitable admin assistant for a Korean company, meaning we need someone with a decent command in English. So I got this stack of resume of about 124 applicants, for screening. Most of them are university graduates and claimed to have gotten A or B+ for their English test. So I did the screening through phone. Total disappointment! But what really tickled my funny bone and also my button of frustration, was when I interviewed this one girl. I asked questions in English, she replied in Malay. Then I ask her the final question “How’s you English?”. She replied, “Hmm ok. Saya ada ambik Kursus Bahasa Inggeris 4 bulan baru ni”..

nstman said...

One-month course in english for graduates? this is a sick joke. Frankly, present day graduates cant even get a pass in english if they were to take the LCE (lower certificate of education, the forerunner to the present day form three, or PMR exams). this is another sick sick joke.

ijoy said...

hahaha. I also want to enroll like this. Never understood grammar. very tricky. Any way, this is my first time reading your blog and as expected, you are hilarious man. keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

you know, it sound like you create a backup system in case a backup system fails...
what i means is why not improve the existing UNI education system, if the syllabus is missing, mend it. Why must have another course after graduation ?

why not we improve the candidate quality if at the end of the day what we produce in the UNI not even qualify to work in a fast food restaurant ?

huh...do i need a tripple backup system if my first and 2nd backup does work ?

Anonymous said...

Do that one month in high school or in NS. Jack up the passing standards of SPM.

wankers...

Anonymous said...

We may need to revamp the University Entrance or Selection criteria. Making a high credit in English as mandatory.

I have met policeman who conduct roadblock and telling you this - Apa awak cakap itu, saya tak fahamlah. Jangan cakap bahasa asing dengan saya. Cakap bahasa, boleh tak ?

Making this graduates taking 1 month long English will not fix the root cause. It is like performing a patch work on a new pair of jeans.

monsterball said...

One month English course? Pat...you better be a good soul and volunteer to teach. Only guys like you can ever get results at such a time...others need at least 6 months to ensure success. Perhaps malays are fast learner than other races? Go check it out. Have a good Wesak Day..

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