English is a West Germanic language that originated in England, and is the first language for most people in the Anglophone Caribbean, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States (sometimes referred to as the Anglosphere). It is used extensively as a second language and official language throughout the world.
A majority of children, in most government schools in India, belong to the economically weaker sections of the society and speaking in English is not something that comes easily to them. While our students understood the language, what was necessary was a little confidence and persistence on our part to help them speak the language as well.
The author is an English language teacher at the Corporation High School, Chennai.