In the beginning Translation-Method was followed in the teaching of English as a foreign language. Emphasis was laid on translation and grammar in teaching the language. No provision was made for training in speech.
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It makes the learning of English interesting and lively by establishing direct bond between a word and its meaning. There are many abstract words which cannot be interpreted directly in English and much time and energy are wasted in making attempts for the purpose.
Language is more than a medium of communication and so if we are to preserve our own culture it is necessary, if we are to remain an independent nation we must replace a foreign language with some national language.
Foreign language like a foreign plant grows with difficulty on the native soil. That is why the learning of the mother tongue is the labor of love whereas the learning of a foreign language is the love of labor ; one gives hot house existence, another breathes spring time atmosphere.
The Constitution commenced in 1950 and English should have been replaced even as a link language in 1965 but by an irony of circumstances this language goes on as merrily as, if not merrier than, before.
When people make a great fuss over the merits and demerits of a language they overlook an important point that a language is not merely a means of communicating thoughts but also a way of getting civilized.
It is general said that subtleness is the foundation of success. In today’s world of competition, seeking opportunity by faring in competitive examinations has really become indisputably a tough affair.
Modern Bengali Literature, i.e. literature that in a broad sense has developed since 1850, is the product of English education, the cultivation of the English language and the study of English literature.
As the responsibility of ruling the country developed during the English rules, they found it necessary to have a body of English knowing Indians to act as their office-assistants.
The English language has had a glorious past in India. During the rule of Britishers, English enjoyed its heyday of power. In every Walk of life English exercised a tremendous influence.