Posted: 27 May 2011 at 3:20am | IP Logged
Originally posted by debayon
I would say Indian English curriculum In India spends gives more emphasis on the language structure and sentence structure. The basic problem is the teachers, like all Indian teachers, make you cram these words that people don't really use on a daily basis, plus they make you memorize like 10 pages of say, Wren and Martin. I remember having to do that in 6th grade
So yeah, due to the education system, the usage is not correctly upheld.
On the other hand, despite the changing times, English is still a language of the elites, per se. I mean, if you go to a lower middle class or lower class family and converse in English, they might screw up on proper structure etc...I don't mean to put it as a problem in India, because India is certainly better off than some first world countries like Spain, France etc, where you'd be fortunate to find a English speaker. Just stating the facts.
I guess people have already mentioned the usage of this shorthand lingo. It is apparently convenient. I don't get the convenience, but guess I am not alone...anyways, many people also think it is a style statement and it is 'cool' to use this lingo, so they use it just for the heck of it, even if they find it a problem.
@bold ... In Spain (nor in France), English is not an official language ,,, yes its important and essential to know English in this century but they don't have the obligation to learn it.
If my parents wouldn't be Indian i dont think Id know English either which is a sad thing here in Spain
I agree tht the level here is poor , actually very poor .. but Spain isnt India .. in India the 2nd official language is English while in Spain, English is not an official language.. its language tht some pepole are just fortunate to learn
and @dia ... i dunno girl .. in my opinion all India wants is bring English as the most imp and spoken laguage there ,,, hence i think its essential to know English being a celeb