Local & Foreign languages at ITCL

Local & Foreign languages at ITCL

What is Local & Foreign languages?

A foreign language is a language not commonly spoken in the country of the speaker. However, there must be a defined distinction between foreign language and second language. It is also a language not spoken in the native country of the person referred to but Local Language means the language declared by the concerned State Government as their official language.


Learning the local language helps you find your way around the city. If you get confused, it is easier to seek help. Knowledge in speaking, reading and writing in another language makes you adapt to your local surroundings better. You are able to read signs, warnings, labels and directions. Foreign language study enhances listening skills and memory. One participates more effectively and responsibly in a multi-cultural world if one knows another language. Your marketable skills in the global economy are improved if you master another language.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between foreign language and local language?

The first language (L1) is defined to be the chronologically first acquired language, with “second language” meaning a language acquired after the L1 (see Dewaele, 2010). A foreign language is a language acquired primarily via classroom learning, and not a language spoken in the learners’ community.

Why English is a foreign language?

English as a second language is learned in environments where English is already regularly spoken; English as a foreign language is learned in environments where English is not spoken. Lee Gunderson et al. explain: “ESL and EFL instructional approaches differ in significant ways.

Is Hindi a foreign language?

Hindi, written in the Devanagari script, is one of the two official languages of the Government of India, along with English. It is an official language in 9 States and 3 Union Territories and an additional official language in 3 other states. Hindi is also one of the 22 scheduled languages of the Republic of India.

What is local language called in English?

A particular form of a language that is peculiar to a specific region or social group. dialect. language. lingo. jargon.

What is EFL English?

EFL stands for English as a Foreign Language. Usually, this refers to English being taught in a Non-English speaking country but may also refer to any situation where English is being taught to a speaker of another language. An example of EFL is a Chinese students being taught English in China.

What is EFL speaking?

English as a Foreign Language, or EFL, refers to learning and using English as an additional language in a non-English speaking country. It can be compared with ESL and ESOL, which refer mainly to learning English as a new resident in an English-speaking country.

What is ESL and EFL?

–English as a Foreign Language (EFL) is the practice of studying English in a country where it isn’t the dominant language. –English as a Second Language (ESL) is the practice of learning English in a country where it is widely spoken, such as the United Kingdom.

Should I take EFL or ESL?

Conclusion. The main difference between EFL and ESL is that ESL refers to learning and teaching English as a second language, whereas EFL is teaching and learning English as a foreign language. Whether you are an EFL learner or an ESL learner, it does not matter.

What is EFL course?

EFL stands for ‘English as a Foreign Language’. An EFL course is a course that helps a student over the age of 16 years old improve their English.

Why is English needed all the more in Bangladesh?

It is universally acknowledged that English is the lingua franca of the world. English proficiency is the key to ensuring access to education, business and technology. In fact the more than 150 public and private universities in Bangladesh do use English as the medium of instruction at the tertiary level.

Do they speak English in Namibia?

English is the country’s official language since independence in 1990. Because it is the second or third language for the majority of the Namibians, local usage can vary significantly from usage elsewhere in the English-speaking world.

How do you say hello in Namibian?

Obviously the first thing you need to know in Namibia is saying hello. In Afrikaans, it’s a plain hallo (huh-low). The Germans say guten tag (gut-ten taahg) and in Oshiwambo its Wa lalapo, which means good morning. You can also use the slang term Howzit – which is a combination of hello and how are you all in one.

Is German spoken in Namibia?

German is the mother tongue of around 30,000 Namibians, while several hundred thousand more people are said to speak German as a second or third language. Afrikaans and English are also spoken across Namibia and show the influence of Dutch and British colonial efforts in Southern Africa.

What do Namibian people eat?

The gastronomy of Namibia is mostly based on meat, indeed, an almost infinite variety of meats. In Namibia, they make numerous dishes with ostrich, antelope, zebra, giraffe, oryx, kudu, lamb and beef. The way of cooking the meat is generally to grill it, and then to dress it with rich and tasty sauces.

Is Oshiwambo a language?

Oshiwambo is a Bantu language which belongs to the larger Niger-Congo phylum. According to S. Shifidi, Oshiwambo is one of the major indigenous languages in present-day Namibia with about a million speakers across the country.