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Survey Paper | Languages and Literature | India | Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024
Challenges in English Language Teaching and Learning in Andhra Pradesh, India: A Comprehensive Survey
Dr. PR Chandra Reddy
Abstract: Teaching and learning English is always a hard nut to crack the obtrusive point is the very medium of instruction from LKG to Ph. D is English, the lingua franca of the world. Due to the hundreds of years of colonial rule (from 1765 to 1947), English has become the part and parcel of the curriculum, trade, commerce, technology and law. It is the language of communication for the elite. Even the wide spread of social media and computers being ubiquitous, English, in most of the cases, is for eyes and ears alone but not for mouth and hand. In the days gone by, education was for acquiring knowledge, especially for reading, writing and simple arithmetic. Now, for the majority of students, education is for livelihood or employment which is the Pandora?s Box as it necessitates communicative English or at least good enough spoken English. One must be able to give voice to one?s feelings, ideas, plans, thoughts and knowledge. The employers look for this faculty in the candidates. This has called for the concomitant of the mushrooming of private and purely commercial spoken English centres in big towns and cities. On acknowledging the lack of communicating skills in student community, the Andhra Pradesh government converted all its Telugu (mother tongue) medium schools into English medium. Though of the managements of professional colleges are appointing special English faculty to make the students acquire and display good communication skills in English, yet the outcome is not up to the substantial mark. Defects are found in both teaching and learning. This paper focuses on the trends and tendencies, objectives and obstacles related to English teaching and learning.
Keywords: ubiquitous, negative contributions, teaching aids, low proficiency, mother tongue influence, methodology, commitment, three language policy
Edition: Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024,
Pages: 550 - 558