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were killed by an armed squad in Venezuela, The Colombian national was identified as 76-year-old Alberto Diaz Patino.” he said.had raised similar concerns, there has been a worldwide movement to separate religion from the State and the law. Advocate Farah Faiz, BJP president Rajnath Singh threw a stone in the pond before he set off for the US to try out his own brand of the language.medievalism or hypocrisy? The current issue is reminiscent of a recent fierce debate in France that pitted the language of Shakespeare against the language of Molière To teach in English or not was the crucial questionwhich took on existentialist proportions The spark that ignited the fire was article two of the proposed bill on higher education and research that partially relaxed the Toubon law of 1994which stipulated French as the medium of instruction in French universities The proposed billrecently approved by parliamentallows university courses to be taught in English as well as other foreign languages While defending the billGenevieve Fiorasominister for higher educationhad stated that universities needed to start teaching in English to attract students from emerging countries like IndiaChinaKorea and Brazilwho would normally prefer to study in English-speaking countries She specifically pointed out that there were only 3000 Indian students in France Incidentallyin an effort to woo Indian studentsFrance recently announced India-specific measures to ease student-visa restrictions The new law on teaching in English ishoweveronly likely to impact one per cent of university teaching and would only be regularising a situation that already exists in some of the countrys premier institutions Many business schools like INSEADESSECHEC and the elite grandes écoles the equivalent of the American Ivy League are already teaching several courses in English Yetthe reaction has been a heated debate that has created a science-art divide: with scientists supporting the proposal and philosopherslittérateurs and linguists opposing it For those in favourEnglish is indisputably the dominant international languagewith its de facto status as the lingua franca of the internettechnologyresearchglobal businessinvestment banking It is not just the way of the future; it is the way of the present To withhold from the young the opportunity to learn it is to withhold from them the possibility of advancing For those againstthe measure threatens to sound the death knell for the French language With English alone informing the world of science and technologyFrench would become poorer,mutilated,marginalised and most likely a dead language Once the language of diplomacy that held sway over the worlds eliteFrench has slipped to the position of 11th most-spoken language But protectionist linguistic policies are not the answer The French Academy is fighting a losing battle to stem the influx of English words into French by coining alternative terms for emailthe Websmartphonehashtagwhich virtually never make it into popular parlance Somewhat like attempts to impose doorbhash for telephone in Hindi Teaching university courses in English is also seen as an attack on national culture and identity Howeverattracting more foreign students to Francewould help spread French ideaslead to these very students developing a love of the language and cultureand becoming goodwill ambassadors of the country In additionordinary French studentsand not just the elitewould have access to these coursesgiving them a competitive edge in a shrinking job market English gives India a soft power advantage that none of the other Indian languages can The foreign students from AfricaSouth and Southeast Asia who enrol in Indian universities do so because the courses are offered in English Knowledge of English also allows Indian students to study in Australiathe UK and the USamong other countriesand it equips them to pursue international avenues English has opened the door to India becoming the country of choice for BPO servicescreating thousands of jobs Through Indian writing in EnglishIndian culture and ideas are accessible to the world The attacks on English in India are counterproductive to the countrys interestsand seriously out of touch with a reality in which English is no longer foreignbut very much one of the national languages It is high time we stopped the narrow-minded navel gazing and lifted our eyes to look at the horizon Kapoor-Sharma is a Paris-based interpreter and writer [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News (Source: AP) Related News Puneri Paltan survived a second-half? Credit should be given to their defender Girish Erak who?

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