Language is the fundamental requirement of effective delivery of concept, be it through speech or text, and serves as a platform for the two parties to share. Different languages are spoken in different parts of the world. The language is spoken in the area where an individual is born and lives stand as the first language for him/her. What cultural background or area the interacting parties come from matters a lot when they communicate. It is a matter of great concern for a teacher whether the students share the same ethnic background as his and this greatly influences the style of teaching.
“ A typical class may have international students from a wide range of language and educational backgrounds” .(Wilson, 2020). The interaction becomes quite simple where both the teacher and the student come from the same background, therefore overcoming linguistic barriers. But good interaction is not equally simple to achieve where the teacher tries to teach the students a language unknown to them. The selection of the style of teaching the teacher adopts and the sources he avails to teach the students a language they are not familiar with makes a lot of difference.
It is the teacher’ s responsibility to analyze the suitability of the methodologies he can adapt to the students’ psychology, and work out the most appropriate option to ensure effective learning on the part of his students. (Cambridge Advanced Learner’ s Dictionary, 2010) defines writing as; " a person's style of writing with a pen on paper which can be recognized as their own". This definition gives the concept of writing in terms of recording messages in a medium such as paper or stone as recorded in ancient architecture.
Writing, thus, is something concrete and settled. While writing needs the assistance of manufactured tools like pens or printers, speech is made naturally in a universally recognized way. Chambers English dictionary as cited in (Cornbleet and Carter, 2001, p. 18) defines speaking as to" utter words. " But on the same note, they argue that uttering simple words can not be termed as speaking. Thus, (Cornbleet and Carter, 2001, p. 18) attempt to define speaking as "combining sounds in a recognized and semantic way, according to language-specific principals, to form meaningful utterances".
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