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Research Article | Open Access
Volume 16 2024 | None
THE IMPACT OF USING ENGLISH AS A MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION IN INDIAN SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Dr.T. SHARON RAJU, TAWADUD M. RIDHA ABDULHUSSEIN
Pages: 101-109
Abstract
Language is the primary medium of communication and expression of thoughts and ideas. In India, there are two official languages- Hindi and English. English has been occupying a dominant position since independence. There have been serious attempts to integrate English language in the school curriculum since 1980s. In the schools of Andhra Pradesh, English is taught either as a first language or second language. The present study intends to find the status of teaching English language in the secondary schools of Visakhapatnam District (Andhra Pradesh) where the schools with three different boards, ICSE, CBSE and Secondary Schools are chosen. The sample consisted of 50 teachers and 50 students from a total of 25 schools. A survey method and observation inventory was used for collection of data. The conclusion is that English language teachers need to abreast themselves with the latest developments in the context of language teaching. The co-operation from the school, teachers, parents and students yield fruitful results in improving the status of English language teaching.
Keywords
curriculum, ELT, Secondary Schools, second language, teaching
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