Mohammad ashfaq, a retired headmaster, said introduction of english medium of instruction was a good sign as there was a demand for a uniform educational system for both private and public sector. I agree that, mother tongue should be the medium of instruction if sufficient books, literature and practices available in that language, otherwise english should be the medium of instruction. Poke me: why english should not be the medium of instruction in india in india, one erectile dysfunction for which a miraculous ayurvedic or unanni cure is not peddled in technicolour over all media is of hackles.
English language as a medium of instruction was introduced in india in the nineteenth century by lord william bentinck, the then governor-general of india, for imparting western system of education the underlying objective of the british rulers in introducing english language in india was to. English should be the medium of instruction in schools in india it is a foreign language and is almost spoken in each and every part of this global world to be socially active we need to be literate in english and as it is the official language we all must be acquinted with it. The regional language is the medium of instruction for most primary schools and english as a second language generally begins by grade 3 secondary education secondary education begins in grade 9 and lasts until grade 12.
English is not a replacement for the mother tongue, but is important (in the context of) the present global situation, british council india director alan gemmell told ians. However, only maths and science will be taught in english, even in the schools adopting the language as their medium of instruction, from this year, while social studies will be continued to be taught in punjabi. Latest posts loading.
Jamil stresses that english should be taught as a subject at the primary level, but adds that any decision relating to the medium of instruction should contribute to positive learning outcomes. Mother tongue and medium of instruction - a continuing battle k ramasamy, phd 1 medium of instruction in a judgment last year, the madras high court struck down the order of the government of tamilnadu that mother tongue be the sole medium of instruction at the primary school stage. It is one of the top cbse schools in noida genesis global school is ranked # 3 all -india, # 1 in delhi/ncr and # 1 in noida in the international day cum boarding school category as per education world magazine rankings 2017.
Educational policies in india it could not be decided whether the medium of instruction should be english or indian languages available to all or should be. On english, and it became not only the official language but also the medium of education throughout the country even though the importance and equality of the national languages was emphasised (ministry of education and culture (henceforth: mec) 1991: 1-2. The english education act was a legislative act of the council of india in 1835 giving effect to a decision in 1835 by lord william bentinck,then governor-general of british india, to reallocate funds the east india company was required by the british parliament to spend on education and literature in india. Whether education should be in the regional language or in english is a question posed before many parents when admitting their children to schools for the first time. When the english left india in 1947, our people could not easily decide whether english should continue as the medium of instruction as also as a language of cultural communication the urge for sending our boys and girls to the so-called english medium schools continued for some time and even now persists largely as a fashion.
• a medium of instruction letter from the awarding institution confirming it was taught solely in english - this document is only required if the qualification is from a non-majority english speaking country as set out by the home office. English medium education has been started from its homeland in england and the lowlands of scotland the influence of the british empire is a prime reason for the language to spread the medium of instruction in india in the majority of rural and urban schools is the regional language. Thus, the functional value of english as the medium of instruction is endorsed and students are obliged to adhere to english in order to progress at tertiary level equal opportunity in education is a priority for the government but language in education has not received the.
According to the order, which reached the district education officers on thursday, 1,886 middle (classes 5 to 8), high (classes 6 to 10) and senior secondary (classes 6 to 12) schools are going for english as their medium of instruction from this session. However, english language should not be forced upon all students in all stages of education it has been wisely given up as the medium of teaching at the secondary stage but at the higher levels ie in the university level, english cannot be replaced by any indian language. By accepting english as a medium of instruction, we subconsciously believe that generation of knowledge is only done by native speakers of english, while we remain marginal this prevents creation of a native and independent intellectual elite culture.
The english language should be mandatory in schools global language is english these days if students of other countries who do not use english as their mother tounge learn english, they will learn to submit better to the global society and also get a good job in their future. In my opinion english should only be a medium of instruction in higher education in india if people are taking an english class or they have to read something that is written in english however, hindi should also be given equal importance for higher education in india besides english. Aims and objectives of teaching english 253 to take on english as the medium of instruction and examinations in his or her studies should not only understand. 70 uys, van der walt, van den berg & botha second language medium of instruction (l2mi) subject content teachers to engage in the teaching of language skills in the subject content classroom.