English Language Teaching In Nepal

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This paper reveals the past and contemporary status of English Language Teaching in Nepal. English plays pivotal role developing country like Nepal. The importance of English is growing rapidly. English education was formally introduced in 1853. English has got 76th rank in Nepal (CBS: 2011). English is not an official language, not an international language, nor a language of wider communication or a language of group identification (Shrestha, 1983). However, it has been used as a medium of instruction in many private boarding schools, colleges and universities but it has not received the same statue in public schools' of Nepal. Realizing the importance of English especially, Nepal Educational system plan NESP (1971-1976) brought revolutionary…show more content…
The history of English is not so old in Nepal. English education was formally introduced in 1853 when Prime Minister Jang Bahadur Rana visited Britain in 1850s. The total numbers of native speakers of English is 2032 and got 76th rank in total population of Nepal (CBS: 2011). It has been traced out that in Nepal the beginning of English teaching was greatly influenced by the Indian Board (Patna Board) and the Indian University (Calcutta University) before NESP was introduced. After implementation of NESP (1971-1976) Nepal depended on its own curriculum, and materials were developed locally. With the publication The Rising Nepal English daily, many students and teachers became aware of free writing. It has been used extensively from school to university levels for academic purpose. In the present context of Nepal English is teaching as a compulsory subject from grade one to bachelor's level and the importance of English is growing rapidly because English is global language, it is the language of science and…show more content…
Currently the language most often taught as a second language around the world. Because English is so widely spoken, it has often been referred to as a "world language", the lingua franca of the modern era and while it is not an official language in most countries, it is currently the language most often taught as a foreign language. It is an admitted fact that English has emerged as an International Language of the world. Many nations of the world are striving for learning it as second language. In its role as a global language, English has become one of the most important academic and professional tools. English has become the official language of the business and scientific world, although in academic and scientific communities, formal English usage is prevalent. It is spoken as a first language by the majority of populations of several sovereign states, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New zland and a number of Caribbean nations. It is the third -most common native language in the world after Mandarian Chinese and

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