Crossing the Line:An Insight into Strategies and Planning of Teaching English in India

naveen Kumar Pathak, Santosh Kumar Mishra


English has created a very unique position for itself in India; it has become a symbol of unity and hope for a better future for millions of people in this country. There are huge differences that exist in this country over almost everything. Very few things in this country has managed unanimous consensus, and probably one among them is the role of English in our schools as nation builder. Unlike many third world countries where English is regarded as the curse of British Imperial legacy, In India it is a language of enlightenment and emancipation for all sections of our society. The potential of English as the language of future was very early realized by our national leaders much before the independence, therefore immediately after the nation became independent, the CABE (Central Advisory Board of Education)  suggested the Three Language Formula, making sure that English remains an inalienable part of our education system as a second language. The present paper attempts to look in to the problems of English teaching in India and the corrective measures and strategies required to improve it.      

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