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Language plays an important role in human life. One tries to acquire, learn and use language as a means of communication, and simultaneously as social symbol of humanity. It forms the foundation of our perceptions, communications, and daily interactions. By using language someone could make statements, convey facts and knowledge explain or report something, and keep social relations among the language users. It is a system of symbols by which we categorize, organize, and clarify our thinking.

Language can be defined as verbal, physical, biologically innate, and a basic form of communication. Behaviourists often define language as a learned behaviour involving a stimulus and a response.(Ormrod,1995) Often times they will refer to language as verbal behaviour, which is language that includes gestures and body movements as well as spoken word. ( Pierce,& Eplin,1999)

As one of language in the world, English is considered and applied as international language. Since then, it is very popular and has been spoken and learnt by almost people in the world.

The importance of learning English cannot be overstated in an increasingly interconnected and globalized world. It is indisputably the primary language of global trade and commerce. In many countries, most tourism authorities and other officials in contact with the public speak English to interact and engage with tourists and immigrants. English is typically the language of latest-version applications and programs and new freeware, social media networks and websites. In universities and colleges, the primary language of instruction is English.

Teaching English as a foreign language is a challenging, yet rewarding career choice. As an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher, I have been a struggling learner to constantly adapt to my students needs. Many times, I see myself dealing with a variety of problems not only in the classroom but in the community...