Reading Books Vs. Playing Computer Games a general problem of students
Posted 01 September 2006 - 08:00 PM
I have been teaching English to young students for 30 years and I have noticed that it is more and more difficult to make my students read books.
I have tried all the techniques I have heard about but unfortunately my students have less time for reading and they prefer going out or playing games on PC. They seem to have no interest at all in fairy tales, classical writers, contemporary writers and so on.
I wonder what will happen with the future society if people are less and less informed in literature, history and civilisation.
Shall I insist on it or shall I give up ?
Posted 11 September 2006 - 08:51 PM
For me this is a major problem both as a teacher and as a parent. I spent my adolescence reading late at night and I can`t understand why the teenagers aren`t attracted by books. The internet, in my opinion, can`t substitute reading. No way!!!!!!!!
Posted 11 September 2006 - 09:40 PM
Posted 11 September 2006 - 10:05 PM
There are many resources for us to learn from, on the Internet, I think Books will be totaly replaced with the computer.
Internet is a form of reading too.
If I want to read about something for school or for my pleasure, I search on the web, find it and read it.
Books were in the past like computers now. Then, if You wanted to have some fun alone and get informed, You read a book, now, You just turn on your computer and search for what you need.