This article aims at presenting the importance and role of language skills in science learning and stresses the need for making systematic and deliberate attempts to ensure that students master the basic skills with a view to enriching their science learning.
Recently during a workshop on assessment criteria, many teachers had queries related to language requirements for sciences. Most of these queries emerged because of teachers’ commitment to ensure that their students obtain good results. However, many had not realised the importance of language skills for sciences. Many science students also share their views. It is not unusual to hear science students say, ‘I don’t like languages.’