India 'refreshes language policy'

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Tue Dec 23 17:45:31 UTC 2008

India 'refreshes language policy'

 The Indian government has reaffirmed its commitment to its
three-language teaching programme in schools, it has been revealed.
According to the Deccan Herald, the formula involves the study of a
modern Indian language other than Hindi and English in Hindi-speaking
states, and of Hindi along with the regional language and English in
non-Hindi speaking states. The news provider went on to say steps have
been taken up to strengthen the teaching of these languages across the

Minister of state for human resource development M Fatmi said the
National Curriculum Framework 2005 has reaffirmed its commitment to
the implementation of the three-language formula and central and state
governments are setting out to improve language-use in education, mass
media and administration.

Earlier this month, Teresa Tinsley, director of communications at the
National Centre for Languages, claimed British employees increasingly
need to be able to understand foreign languages in order to work with
people from other countries.

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