Vol. 4, Issue 5 (2019)
A roadmap of short-term proficiency courses in English at undergraduate level
Author(s): Kalpesh V Gohil
Abstract: The rise and spread of English in India has been remarkable in last couple of decades. This development is the result of globalization, liberalization and privatization. English has strengthened its position in variety of sectors as it has almost established itself as a lingua franca of the world business, international trade etc. English language has assumed importance even countries like India that were formerly British colonies before they got independence. There is no scope for debate on the importance and role of English language in 21st century as it is a hope to millions of youth adding to their employability. Moreover, English language has been instrumental in uplifting the financial conditions by giving them access to the job market in various employment sectors. This research paper focuses on the need and importance of English language short-term courses at undergraduate level to prepare students to face the challenges that they may face at workplace as this would ensure their smooth transition from learners to professionals.