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English Next India: The Future of English in India

English Next India: The Future of English in India  
D.  Graddol
 British Council  2010 ,  128 pp., Paperback
ISBN978 086355 627 2
Also available at [www.teachingenglish.org.uk] Rama Mathew Rama Mathew is Professor of Education in Delhi University, Delhi. She has been involved in English language education for more than 30 years. Her major areas of interest are classroom-based assessment, mentoring and reflective practice for continuing professional development, and teaching English to young learners.Email: [email protected] Srivastava is Assistant Professor in a college of education affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. Her MPhil from Delhi University was on language and identity in multilingual contexts. She has experience of teaching in school and on language projects. Her areas of interest include multilingual education and reading Email: [email protected] Search for other works by this author on: Oxford Academic Google Scholar Shefali Srivastava Rama Mathew is Professor of Education in Delhi University, Delhi. She has been involved in English language education for more than 30 years. Her major areas of interest are classroom-based assessment, mentoring and reflective practice for continuing professional development, and teaching English to young learners.Email: [email protected] Srivastava is Assistant Professor in a college of education affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. Her MPhil from Delhi University was on language and identity in multilingual contexts. She has experience of teaching in school and on language projects. Her areas of interest include multilingual education and reading Search for other works by this author on: Oxford Academic Google Scholar ELT Journal, Volume 65, Issue 3, 1 July 2011, Pages 356–359, [doi.org] Published: 01 July 2011 Close Advanced Search

English Next India is a sequel to English Next (Graddol 2006), which in turn was a continuation of The Future of English? (Graddol 1997), all commissioned and published by the British Council. Like the earlier books, the present one is a combination of research and extrapolations into the role and nature of English as a global language vis-à-vis its future developments. It attempts to examine the complex nature of English in the context of demographic, economic, social, and educational factors at local, national, and global levels and sets out an agenda for debate. More specifically, it is intended to be ‘part of a wider programme of work by the British Council in India that aims to contribute to the development of English language teaching and learning in India’ (British Council, India 2010...

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