Well when a person is young you can teach English easily, but the current problem is that politician are forcing certain language example TN needs Tamil in all departments.. sad thing is a graduate doesn't know to speak continuous with sense for 5 min. in English.. how do do you expect him/ her to do well in company that has candidates from other state? Now a days Teachers are taking this as advantage and doing big mistake in taking there students in wrong direction. Hopefully this can solved with new approach to modern education.
i think rediff has some special affection with english and thatswhy so many "correct" your english articles are posted now a days. no other site is this fussy about english. plz publish some really useful articles in get ahead rather then keep trying zealously to improve the english of us ignorant indians
Re: rediff has some issues
by Harish Manwani on Nov 17, 2014 01:14 PM
It's not meant for you - it's for those who are looking for tips to improve their English. Not everyone might be as privileged as you...so if someone is giving useful tips on something relevant, why not just let it be...
Re: Re: rediff has some issues
by shashank singh on Nov 17, 2014 01:59 PM
i dont think u can improve your english by reading articles like this my friend. these articles are insult on intelligence of us indians. if u really want to improve ur english then buy a good grammer book like wren and martin or hire a good tutor.
why there is so much fuss about english. china and japan are leading countries in tech but are weakest in english. its not english which makes you progressive. u need talent and dedication in your own field to progress and contribute in development of nation. we are a country of 125 crores why dont we take our own language forward rather then still be governed by english. recently our pm spoke in UN in hindi.we all should learn from that.
Re: why there is so much fuss
by Harish Manwani on Nov 17, 2014 01:13 PM
It gives you a window to the world, and when there are so many opportunities, there's absolutely nothing wrong with learning the language. You need some knowledge of English to operate in most of the West, and to read most of the international textbooks and journals. China and Japan are fairly insular countries, because they have limited access to English. In fact, there are many in China who are learning English to better their job opportunities outside China. And the other small problem is, we don't really have "our" language. What we have are 15 recognized languages. People will learn what they like, and what benefits them, and given the number of classes for "speaking English well", the language does seem to have its uses. And please don't get started on the national language business.
Re: Re: why there is so much fuss
by shashank singh on Nov 17, 2014 02:08 PM
firstly plz respect our national language and dont ever call it useless. people like u who idolizes west should know that many develop countries in west like germany and france work in their own language and are much prosper then english speaking countries. and also they are not "isolated". hindi is our national language and greats like gandhi and sardar patel used to speak and respect hindi even though they belonged to non hindi speakin regions. people like you love to divide india on basis of language and regionlism and dont respect your own national language and this is exremely shameful.
Re: Re: Re: why there is so much fuss
by jimi cherian on Dec 04, 2014 04:02 PM
If everybody spoke a different language their would be no progress in the world. One good thing the british did was give the English language and we excelled in it. Sole reason we have call centres and IT companies is because of our ability to speak english. Japan and china or even germany have that issue. The cant work with either americans or britishers.YOu have get that "Indian inferiority complex" off your mind that speaking english is idolizing the west.
Is this an article that teaches english to kindergardens???? The techniques are very preliminary... In what way, chetan bhgat books are inferior to Harry Potter??? It shows the typical subservient mind of the author.... Films are to enjoy and not a class to learn english... And worst point is finding friends speaking english... Boss,friendship has no language... Pl don't use the term friendship in such contexts....
Re: Englis is not all....
by Ramkishore S on Nov 16, 2014 11:35 AM
The English you write is an example of what the author is talking about. You would do well to adopt some of the tips rather than scorn them.
Re: Englis is not all....
by Harish Manwani on Nov 17, 2014 01:07 PM
Chetan Bhagat is a very smart person. He knows how to make money. But he himself will admit that the Harry Potter books are far better. Recognizing what is good and bad has nothing to do with subservience. There are many good Indian authors around, but "Two States" is not a very good example for good writing. You say films are only to enjoy. Do you realize that large numbers of people in non-Hindi speaking states have some idea about Hindi because of Bollywood?
Unless one wants to be journalist or write a book in a way that correct grammar is needed for it such as scientific or medical journals then the story if different But if one just want to write a novel or an article in news paper, then it is always written in a manner that the public can understand which is everyday spoken language. One do not have to be perfect in english to do such work. Ones everyday english is sufficient.
Re: How to speak English correctly
by Ramkishore S on Nov 16, 2014 11:37 AM
Yours is a perfect example of English written incorrectly. Please review and see how many mistakes there are in the two sentences you have written.