Nepanglish: Teaching English in Nepal

Many scholars, pundits, essayists including poet Laxmi Prasdad Devkota (essay “Hi Hi Angergi”) have highlighted the importance of English language and its rising influence in Nepali society. No English, no future, parents tell their kids. With a strong desire to produce global citizens, English is taught from the very beginning in the school along with Nepali. Ka, Kha, Ga- A, B, C. Side by side. Sanskrit, the mother language of Nepali is banned by the Maoists but English is gaining more importance in education system. The “Gai khane bhasha” (language of beef eaters) is no more an imperialistic language. Wagle Street Journal, January 11, 2007. Read more…

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