English Language
Opinion  /  Published 05.07.19

Gaokao, the exam that makes traffic go silent

A stressful time for millions of Chinese just got over. The gaokao, China’s university entrance exam, was held in early June and the results are just out. This year, more than 10.31 million students...
By Neha Sahay

Opinion  /  Published 05.10.18

Relics of a past that was never ours

The furore in London over the phrase “whiter than white” takes me back more than 60 years to an incident in the lodgings I shared with five or six English boys. We were in our teens, I being the y...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

West Bengal  /  Published 25.07.19

English skills are the mantra of success, say experts in Calcutta

Communication holds the key to success for any business and English skills are essential for that, professionals said at a conference in the city on Thursday. International Conference on English Learn...
By Our Special Correspondent in Salt Lake

West Bengal  /  Published 21.09.19

Behala primary school upgrade to meet demands for English

A 61-year old primary school run by a Christian missionary voluntary organisation will be upgraded to a full-fledged ICSE school to meet the demands for English medium education among residents of Beh...
By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 19.11.18

Empowered with English

A group of boys and girls from economically disadvantaged families, many of them first-generation learners, have been selected for a global microscholarship initiative that aims to teach them English ...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta


India  /  Published 22.09.19

Clarification leaves behind language riddle

Amit Shah’s clarification about not seeking Hindi’s imposition but only its adoption as a “second language after one’s mother tongue” has divided academics, with many seeing even the toned-d...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 13.12.19

Was that the worst dropped catch in Test?

English cricket correspondents are generally very loyal to Joe Root’s team, but they can turn vicious when they feel someone has let down the side. Spare a thought then for the poor Joe Denly, who d...
By Amit Roy

World  /  Published 06.12.18

Merkel says shitstorm, Twitter goes into a tailspin

Some words can’t be translated easily. But they can cross national borders, lose their original context along the journey, assume different meanings and crop up in unlikely places.This week, Chancel...
By New York Times News Service in Berlin

Opinion  /  Published 19.03.19

How can we fix our terrible school system?

No one is perfect. All of us must have some memories of misbehaving in class; some no doubt revel in them. But no one would recall being rewarded for it. Yet, some deserved to be; such are the results...
By Ashok V. Desai

West Bengal  /  Published 29.01.20

Project work in ISC English literature & language

Starting this year, ISC students will have to do project work in English language and literature.English is taught as a first language in every ISC school. The two project work papers, of 20 marks ea...
By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta


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