Key issues in the teaching of English at the primary level

Khanna, Amrit.L (2017) Key issues in the teaching of English at the primary level. Language and Language Teaching, 6 (2). pp. 28-34. ISSN 2277-307X

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The importance of English is now widely recognized, not only in India but also across the globe. Although languages such as Chinese, Hindi and Swahili are spoken by a much larger number of people, it seems that entry into the world of higher knowledge and social mobility is possible only with English. It has therefore become imperative to know the language. However, it is equally clear that English cannot flourish at the cost of other languages; linguistic and cultural diversity is as important to humans as biodiversity. We must therefore think of teaching English in a multilingual context.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Khanna, Amrit.L
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Primary, Issues, Social, Milieu.
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
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