English Language

Topics: English language, Teaching English as a foreign language, Languages of India Pages: 37 (9304 words) Published: April 30, 2013


‘MALAYALAM’ THE EASIEST LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD to learn and practise (structurally or grammatically)

Inventor/discoverer : Jacob Nettikkatt (Nettikkadan)
Learning any language other than the mother tongue and getting communicating ability in it, takes quite some time for anybody. But the vernacular of Kerala in South India Malayalam, has a different story to announce. This is due to the invention of a brand new item called “Linguistic Yardstick” by Mr. Jacob Nettikkatt (Nettikkadan). The invention reveals a new discovery that Malayalam has an exquisite structural distinction, totally different from other languages of the world, a claim which no other language in the world can boast of. THE EDUCATIONAL SCENARIO THAT INSPIRED THE NEW STYLE OF RESEARCH AND INVENTION Under the existing style of research, particularly in Universities or Research Institutes or the U.N., such an invention would have never been possible, because the GUIDE would not allow such a new approach; he would insist the researcher under him to go through the same rut as he himself had passed through earlier.

The British introduced teaching of the English language in India, based on the syllabus prevailing in the schools of Great Britain, hundreds of years back. That is because the prevailing educational system in Great Britain was quite satisfactory at that time. But due to many reasons, out of 10,000 students who learned English in India for 19 or 20 years and became postgraduates, not even ten students could speak fluent English confidently. Just because they could not speak English, they could not build up a respectable career at a decent remuneration, especially outside their linguistic limits. So, most of the postgraduate victims could not build up a good career. The 99% victims of English learning as well as all the scholars, experts and researchers believed that the cause of their failure to achieve communication skill in English was sheerly their own incompetence or lack of calibre to learn English properly. DISCOVERY THAT CORRECTED THE ‘300 YEAR OLD WRONG BELIEF’ As mentioned above, all the victims of English learning as well as the scholars, experts and researchers everywhere believed that the cause of failure was “Learner’s incompetence or lack of calibre to learn English properly”. But Mr. Jacob Nettikkadan has a different theory to put forward : Teaching English in India was started by the British when they were ruling India, as they wanted to give instructions in English to the Indian people who were employed by them. Otherwise they had to learn so many Indian languages to do that job. But they did not know ‘How to teach English’. So they decided to import the school system prevailing in England at that time, as it was running there very satisfactorily. But when they did import the Contd. Page - 2.


English teaching system from England, they had to leave behind a very important element of learning English in England itself. However, they were not aware of this miscarriage at that time, or even later on . The so called “Experts, scholars or researchers in India”, were also not aware of this fact for at least 300 years. We can explain it theoretically like this : If anybody wants to learn any language other than the mother tongue and be able to handle it satisfactorily, one has to learn and develop three essential capacities about that language : “To read”, “to write” and “to speak” that language. But when the British imported the English teaching system from England into India, they could bring only two items out of the three, i.e. “To read” and “to write” English. They could not bring into India “The ability to speak English” from the schools of England, because children in England were learning to speak English in their own homes and not in their schools. The actual scenario available in England was that the English children learned to speak English as mother tongue at home and when they came to school, they were...
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