The basic reason why I choose English as my majority is that I really love English. English is the most favorite lesson I’ve learnt since I was a child. I learnt English from my lovely mother—who opportunely was an English lecturer—even before I learnt that in Elementary school. My mother taught me bit by bit, day by day; then I started to love English. The way she taught me was interesting and fun, it’s a bit different from how most teachers usually did in a formal education. She brought a child magazine, told me to read a funny English comic with animal characters. She taught me how to read it and she explained the meaning. In that time, I was only five years old.
Because of my mother, I love to listen to Western songs since I was a child. At the beginning I didn’t know how to spell the words, I just screwed it up, but then I started to remember the lyrics and how to spell them well. I also tried to guess the meaning and message of every song I heard, thanks to it now I have acknowledged a lot of vocabularies on my mind. When there was a school break, I often read English books while the others played or ate snacks. I always have every English book of mine full of my handwritings. I always feel excited when it comes to English subjects. I never feel sleepy anytime I learn English lessons; it never makes me bored. My grades for English subject, no doubt, always improve year to year. What other words can I have to explain how I love English?
In globalization era, English becomes an international language that has been spoken by a huge number of people in so many countries. Without capability of mastering a global language, that is English, it is almost impossible to communicate with people around the world. This means that we are needed and required to be able at least speak English well. So here I really want to maintain my English skills, not only speaking but also reading, listening, vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills.
I’m also interested to study its literature and culture. Furthermore, with learning English, the opportunities are wider for me to get job abroad. It will be so interesting to work abroad—instead of getting a promising future, I can communicate with so many different types of foreign people and I can travel to different countries with many interesting places throughout the world. Maybe I will get a promising future in Indonesia as well because English has been becoming an important language in education field, not only in the universities, but also in primary and secondary schools in Indonesia. I really hope choosing English as my majority is the right decision, may Allah always bless me.