Importance of English Education
The study of English as the second language is essential, especially in this age of globalisation despite what some politicians may say. From the pragmatic point of view English should receive a great boost, for it serves as a window to the world. It is a well-known fact that the legacy of English language has left an indelible imprint on the Indian psyche. Hence, we cannot treat English just as any other foreign language. Secondly, the entire spectrum of education and philosophy, science and technology and almost all other fields of study can be better understood through this language.
Besides, in a multilingual country like ours, English may wonderfully serve as an effective link language. The bizarre controversy over the study of English is still on, but the move to teach the language right from the pre-primary standard has gained momentum in view of its advantages. It is baseless to think that the study of English will hamper, in any way, the progress of our native languages and dialects.