English, once a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and has now turned in the global language. It has developed over the course of more than 1,400 years. The earliest forms of English, was brought to Great Britain in the fifth century, are called Old English. Middle English began in the late 11th century with the Norman Conquest of England. Early Modern English began in the late 15th century; through the worldwide influence of the British Empire, modern English spread around the world from the 17th to mid-20th centuries. And now, English has become the leading language of international discourse in many regions and in professional contexts.
The Origin Of English In India
English language came in India with the Britishers and was initially taught to the local population through the work of Christian missionaries — there were no official attempts to force the language on the masses. Gradually, it had firmly established itself as the language of administration and then universities had opened in Bombay, Calcutta and Madras. English was increasingly accepted as the language of government, of the social elite, and of the national press.
Impact Of English In India
The statistics on English speaking ability tends to be unreliable for a host of political reasons, but it is generally accepted that somewhere in the range of 30% are able to speak English—though only a third have some semblance of reading and writing aptitude. Still, it is an embarrassing plight for the other 70-80% of Indians. Is this acceptable for a purportedly “socialist democracy?” Of the myriad of India’s social constructs this is possibly the simplest matter to amend and remedy.
To explore the matter at a more foundational level, all development begins with education, and education, of course, stems from language. Yet, language is much more than a means of communication; it determines the books one reads, the television programs one watches, the ideas one is exposed to, the values one holds, one’s personal interests, and one’s career opportunities. In essence, it defines our identities.
English Language is categorized and taught on three different levels:
- Beginners Level – wherein students are taught fundamentals of English that are necessary to learn.
- Intermediate Level – students are taught how to speak and write well in English through special techniques.
- Advance Level English – students are taught the special elements of English in a range of culturally appropriate ways.
How We Teach
Outlook Overseas understands the needs of the student and the challenges they face. And that’s why we aim to create an environment that is fun and interactive. We believe that if learners enjoy their classes, they are more motivated to progress in their studies.
We have specially designed courses for those who are looking to improve their proficiency in English. We strongly focus on concepts and provide results oriented coaching. With small sized batches, we ensure that the learners get the personalized attention and are diagnosed for their areas of work.
We understand that adult learners are tied with their social and professional responsibilities and so they have time constraints; hence, we provide flexibility of batches and timings, so that they can join us and learn at their accessibility.
To join us or for more information on Spoken English, do visit our office and meet our experts. You may also write to us through Contact Us form, and we’ll get in touch with you.