After the independence using English was considered as burden in some places where as it was a sign of liberation for others. Acknowledging the volume of discussion taken place on the status of English in India, the investigator tries to highlight the necessity of English in India. The need English language teaching was emphasized from all the directions unanimously. In fact the report of National Knowledge Commission (2007) also highlights that “In the current scenario, an understanding and command of the English language, is a most important determinant of access to higher education, employment possibilities and social opportunities”. Whereas (Graddol, 2010) quoted that, “The place of English in India cannot be understood without simultaneously understanding both the local detail and the bigger national picture”.
Most innovative companies of 2016 "(BABBEL, n.d)). Mainly, English is the lingua Franca of the world today. the Oxford dictionary defines the concept of Lingua Franca as “A language that is adopted as a common language between speakers whose native languages are different.” (n.d.) In this regard, English can be seen as the language of business, technology, tourism and intercultural communication. Nevertheless, learning a foreign language is not limited to an instrumental view of this. Learning structures, developing four skills (writing, reading, speaking and listening) and vocabulary is
It will also open up more opportunities for you. If you are to enter an international workforce, communication is most often conducted in English. But what is the English literacy rate here in the Philippines? Are Filipino students getting a quality English education? The Philippines is always referred to as an English-Speaking country.
In other words, while writing in English, Indian English Writers articulate through a ventriloquist’s voice. There is really a new language connected with articulation. At times we feel that the ventriloquist’s voice can be additional through the ‘real’ voice. Why is this kind of ventriloquism preferred to the apparently “real” voice? What is the need to transpose the real voice?
There were the days when Indian writing in English was termed derivative and initiative: it has achieved free identity today. From Tagore to Naipaul, Indian English has gained international recognition. Because of colonization, followed by the English education at schools and colleges, English fiction is on the increase both in terms of readers and writers. Today, when our cities get hold of the Westernized trends, readers especially the youth, find it easier to join themselves to English novels than the novels in mother language. A study of the Indian popular literature in English is a study of the expectations and trends of the masses which makes the study appropriate.
Abstract As “Necessity is the mother of invention” similar way man strives for acquiring knowledge from various resources. Since English is penetrating into different arenas, the man felt that survival was not possible without knowing of English. The varieties of English comes across in India and the globe; man is considered to be distinct variants of the language. The importance of English gradually has increased in the business, education policies and so on. English is enjoying its privilege in the world business.
This paper discusses the impact of translation in all walks of life. An individual feels an urge in learning different languages for some specific purposes. The need and importance of translation is felt increasing day by day. Besides enlightening it proved to awaken India to become conscious of their existence and knit India together as a nation throughout history. The best example of it can be found when Akbar set up Maktabkhana or translation bureau, which encouraged translators of Sanskrit, Turkish and Arabic texts into Persian.
English has gradually emerged as the most prominent of the global languages; it is the means of communication for science, academia, news, media, economics, technology, and international politics. Consequently, English education has become a fundamental component of national curriculums across the globe. Non-native students from all walks of life see English as a necessity if they wish to become successful in any number of disparate fields. Whilst writers such as Crystal (2003) see the globalisation of English as a positive, allowing the international community to communicate with ease whilst simultaneously increasing global interdependence, others see it as an imposition, one that perpetuates the dominance of English-speaking countries internationally. Discontentment at the promotion of English over a native language is far from a new phenomenon.
As the time has passed and the world has become a global village, English has achieved the status of a language that has been playing dominant role in world’s communication. It is a language of writing and translation. It is used by the Multinational companies to advertise their products in order to reach masses because it is a widely understood language. Print media uses English to publish their newspapers and magazines as well as now new invention the electronic media has given boost to the development of the language. English is used in all fields of life such as maritime; it is a language of diplomacy, at airports and international business affairs.
CHAPTER 1 1.0 Introduction In the recent years, English language is widely known as ‘lingua franca’ for most of the countries in the world. Although, it may not be the most spoken language in the world, but it is used in a large number of countries as the medium of communication and interaction regardless in politics, economics, laws, medications and higher educations. When people with different languages meet, they usually use English language to communicate with one another. Learning English can change a person’s life as it helps in improving and allowing him or her to be one step ahead from others. Moreover, a lot of the world’s top music, books and films are now published and written in English.