Language in everyday life

In Pakistan, the Punjabi language is mainly spoken rather than written and it is used in predominantly rural rather than urban areas. Urdu, rather than Punjabi, is the first language taught in schools in Punjab, so that every educated Punjabi reads and writes Urdu. Instructions in the best schools continued to be in English until the early 1980’s. To speak English was highly desirable because it facilitated admission to good universities in England, the USA and Australia. Later Urdu was promoted to be the language of instruction in government schools. U.S. ENGLISH Foundation Research. Read more…

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