PH.D. RESEARCH SCHOLAR,
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH,
This Paper deals with a brief history of English language teaching (ELT) in India. English is a widely spoken language today. It has often been referred to as ‘global language’, the lingua franca of the modern era and currently the language most often taught as a second language around the world. English in India is used not only for communicating with the outside world, but also for inter-state and intrastate communication. As we all know history consists in seeing the past through the eyes of the present so it is important to have a critical discussion with the contrast of ELT in past and present situation in India.
Index Terms- ELT in India, ELT in the colonial period, colonial period, and post-colonial period.