India slips two spots in English language proficiency

Education

The latest survey on English language proficiency has found that India has slipped two spots compared to last year in proficiency rankings while China has improved its ranking. India is placed at 22nd spot in the new report released by Swedish education company EF Education First. In 2015, India was placed at 20th spot by the same study.

Professors of English language blame it on the decreasing use of the language as a medium of expression. “I am extremely pained at India’s position with languages. This survey must have just talked about one year, but I have been seeing that for the last 10-15 years, India’s language proficiency has been on a decline. This is because students have no scope to express themselves in languages. You see all the tests today, be it UGC, be it the other entrance tests they are all objective-type questions, students do not get a chance to write a full page in English language,” said Professor Vaishna Narang Dean, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.

The latest survey on English language proficiency has found that India has slipped two spots compared to last year in proficiency rankings while China has improved its ranking. India is placed at 22nd spot in the new report released by Swedish education company EF Education First. In 2015, India was placed at 20th spot by the same study.

Professors of English language blame it on the decreasing use of the language as a medium of expression. “I am extremely pained at India’s position with languages. This survey must have just talked about one year, but I have been seeing that for the last 10-15 years, India’s language proficiency has been on a decline. This is because students have no scope to express themselves in languages. You see all the tests today, be it UGC, be it the other entrance tests they are all objective-type questions, students do not get a chance to write a full page in English language,” said Professor Vaishna Narang Dean, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.

[Source:-DNA]