Until the 1750s the major workers of the East India Company were merchants and politicians in Bengal. After the 1750s along with the merchants, first orientalists have started to come to British India. This period as it is named British Orientalism starts from 1772 to 1835. It was inspired by the needs of the East India Company (1600-1857) to train a class of British administrators who can learn and study the languages, cultures and religions of India. British orientalism officially starts after the arrival of an orientalist and merchant, Warren Hasting, (1732–1818), the first and most famous of the British governors general of India.
How Has The English Language Influenced India? For various reasons English has got the status of global language. Today about 300 million people speak English as their first language and another 350 million use it as a second language. It is the official or semi-official language in more than 60 countries. The main reason why English is so important is mainly due to the political and economic power the British used to have in the world.
The language is spoken all over the world and is a Global Language. Schoolchildren get the opportunities to learn English as a second language already in first or second grade and it is the ideal language for modern science and global business. We can see that the most of Internet is written in English, and that the sites that do not use English offer the reader a translation of its contents into English. All researches and studies we find will be written and typed in
Four main types of government selection policies contributed to the formation of the English-dominated symbolic market in Hong Kong. Firstly, the choice of the medium of instruction of the University of Hong Kong affects other education level’s preferences on English. The reason is that the University of Hong Kong was only a single and government-recognized university for many years in Hong Kong at that time. Therefore, it was considered as the most prestigious institution among all other schools in the colony. However,
Currently, English is still considered as the most spoken language by many countries in the world (Crystal, 2012). English is used as medium for interaction and transactions in every discipline such as politics, economics, humanitarian, science and technology (Zughoul, 2003). Based on this fact, Malaysians have no choice but to learn speaking the language effectively. Inability to understand or communicate in English would only obstruct the advantage of gaining new
For an aspiring students English language has become an integral part of their lives as they are spreading their wings and going abroad for higher studies and profession. All the reference books, study materials and major sources of communication are in English. The importance of English language in education and students life cannot be denied. Despite all these, one startling reality about Indian students is that majority of them learn English subject from the preschool onwards to class 12. Still acquiring a decent proficiency in English language continues to be an impossible task for we, the students.
English language is the most practiced language in worldwide nowadays, meaning to say that it is a language accepted as the international communication for all people in the world including university students in Malaysia. Many parties agree that English language has many advantages, but there are those who are disagree that English is the language of the colonizers. In fact, over 60 countries and states used English as the mother tongue language and second language (Site for Language Management in Canada, n.d.). However, English should be used as medium of teaching in universities for the benefit of all citizens in Malaysia. Assist and enable students to acquire knowledge wider, provided a good platform to enhance communication skills which is a benefit to students when enter the work field and ensure smooth dealings involving people from other countries are the most valuable advantages students get from using English as medium of instruction.
Also, English has extremely become the language of politic, economic, media, science and technology. That is why, English is the most successful language with 1,500 million speakers around the world (Crystal, 2003). Although, English as a lingua franca can be a major factor of development and communication, English as a global language can create many problems for the
Chapter one INTRODUCATION 1.1 Background of the study English language is global language in the world. And it has developed through the course of more than 1,400 years. English language spread around the world from the 17th to mid-20th centuries. through the worldwide influence of the British Empire, modern. English language is the third most spread native language in the world and it is the official languages.
English is an examination subject. It is widely recognised that the primary function of teaching English in schools in Pakistan is to prepare pupils for examinations. Passing examinations in English then opens doors to higher levels of learning and to employment opportunities approximately 95% of children in Pakistan do not have access to education in their mother tongue, (Wikipedia). English language continues as the language of power and is also the language with the maximum cultural capital of any other language used in Pakistan. It remains and is much in demand in higher education in Pakistan.