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'''India''' (//) is a large country in southern Asia.
 
'''India''' (//) is a large country in southern Asia.
  
[[English]] is an [[official language]] in India, though it's only spoken as a [[native language]] by a few, mainly members of the economic elite and members of the Anglo-Indian community.  It is however widely used as a [[lingua franca]] in business, academia and the law as a means of communication between speakers of different Indian languages.  There is a lot of [[language politics]].  There is a need for [[business English]] and [[Legal English]].
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[[English]] is an [[official language]] in India, which is [[Indian English]], though it's only spoken as a [[native language]] by a few, mainly members of the economic elite and members of the Anglo-Indian community.  It is however widely used as a [[lingua franca]] in business, academia and the law as a means of communication between speakers of different Indian languages.  There is a lot of [[language politics]].  There is a need for [[business English]] and [[Legal English]].
  
 
Within India, English is generally taught as a [[second language]], rather than a [[foreign language]].  There are few expatriate English teachers working in India.
 
Within India, English is generally taught as a [[second language]], rather than a [[foreign language]].  There are few expatriate English teachers working in India.

Latest revision as of 14:43, 14 July 2019

India (//) is a large country in southern Asia.

English is an official language in India, which is Indian English, though it's only spoken as a native language by a few, mainly members of the economic elite and members of the Anglo-Indian community. It is however widely used as a lingua franca in business, academia and the law as a means of communication between speakers of different Indian languages. There is a lot of language politics. There is a need for business English and Legal English.

Within India, English is generally taught as a second language, rather than a foreign language. There are few expatriate English teachers working in India.

There is an English Teachers' Association of India (ELTAI)