What do people really think about the place, value and status of English in India? A new British Council publication set out to answer this question by looking at the views of parents, students and professionals in three locations in the state of Bihar.
The results are fascinating: they indicate, for example, how almost all respondents feel Indian people should learn English, most respondents feel English is essential to secure a good job and also that respondents from less developed areas are more likely to see English as a status symbol than those from the larger cities.
Dr David Hayes, lead consultant on the research programme which was delivered through the British Council BLISS project will be presenting the findings of the report in an online webinar at 19.30 on November 10 2016. Simply follow this link to participate in the webinar.