Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2016)
A three-pronged action for improving the flair of English among the students of new Afro-Arab & Asian universities
Author(s): Dr. Chiramel Paul Jose
Abstract: Some of the students in the affluentrnArab-speaking countries as well as in the developing Afro-Asian countries, arernwilling to give due importance to English and cherish the ambition ofrntravelling to England or America for higher studies. Surely there would be arnchange in the attitude of students and teachers to make the shift fromrnmonolingualism to bilingualism, when the whole set-up welcomes and supportsrnsuch a change of viewing English as a Second Language and not merely a ForeignrnLanguage. If one expects high quality in improving the English flair of thernstudents, the minimum steps such as compulsory adherence to English medium,rnavailability of books in the library and a peaceful reading room forrnreferences, and a change of attitude both of the teachers and of the studentsrnare to be meticulously held on. The basic thing is that nothing is impossible,rnif we have the will.