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history-of-english-language-teaching-elt-in-india

The English language has got a prominent place in India. It is  no longer a foreign language; it is rather the secondary language as against Hindi. The language has become mixed with Hindi to such an extent that it is now known to be ‘Hinglish’.
In this section, we shall learn the History of English Language Teaching and Learning in India.

Introduction

The English language spoken world-wide is divided into three categories:

  1. English as a Native Language (ENL)
  2. English as a Second Language (ESL)
  3. English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

ENL is spoken in the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand where this language is sole language of communication among the people. EFL is spoken in China, Japan, Russia, South Korea and the other as it is not treated as the language of communication in the country. It is spoken or taught merely as a medium of trade and commerce. In other words, it is learnt and taught for some specific purpose.

ESL is spoken widely in India, Pakistan, South Africa, Singapore and in all those territories where there had been British Colonies. This language is considered important next to the Native Language. It is taught generally in the educational framework such as Schools, Colleges, Universities etc.

The English language spoken world-wide is divided into three categories:

  1. English as a Native Language (ENL)
  2. English as a Second Language (ESL)
  3. English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

ENL is spoken in the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand where this language is sole language of communication among the people. EFL is spoken in China, Japan, Russia, South Korea and the other as it is not treated as the language of communication in the country. It is spoken or taught merely as a medium of trade and commerce. In other words, it is learnt and taught for some specific purpose.

ESL is spoken widely in India, Pakistan, South Africa, Singapore and in all those territories where there had been British Colonies. This language is considered important next to the Native Language. It is taught generally in the educational framework such as Schools, Colleges, Universities etc.