Multilinguality in Academic Institutes in India

Kumar, Nilu and Kumar, Rajesh (2013) Multilinguality in Academic Institutes in India. Language and Language Teaching, 2 (1). pp. 1-4. ISSN 2277-307X

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India is a land of many languages. According to the 2001 census, there are twenty-two official languages in India, and more than one thousand six hundred regional dialects along with their varieties. In the villages, most children go to government schools for their primary and secondary education. In the government schools, the syllabus, examination, debates, speeches, official formalities, etc., are conducted in the local, regional or official language. English may be one of the subjects, but it is not the language of the functional domains in most cases. Soon after the completion of formal secondary education, some students get into institutes of higher education such as the IITs, NITs, IIITs, IIMs, AIIMS, or other medical or engineering colleges and universities.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Kumar, Nilu and Kumar, Rajesh
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Language, Multilinguality, Multilingual Education, Learning Classrooms
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
Full Text Status: Public
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Note: Published twice a year in January and July, Language and Language Teaching (LLT) reaches out to language teachers, researchers and teacher educators on issues and practices relevant to language teaching. The primary focus of the publication is language pedagogy in elementary schools. LLT proposes to establish a dialogue between theory and practice so that practice contributes to theory as much as theory informs practice. The purpose is to make new ideas and insights from research on language and its pedagogy accessible to practitioners while at the same time inform theorists about the constraints of implementation of new ideas.
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