Basic English

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Basic English

A constructed language introduced in 1930 by British linguist Charles Kay Ogden (1889-1957), using a simplified form of the basic grammar and core vocabulary of English.

basic English

(Languages) a simplified form of English, proposed by C. K. Ogden and I. A. Richards, containing a vocabulary of approximately 850 of the commonest English words, intended as an international language

Ba′sic Eng′lish

a simplified form of English devised by Charles Kay Ogden using an 850-word vocabulary and restricted rules of grammar, intended as an international auxiliary language.
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Noun1.Basic English - a simplified form of English proposed for use as an auxiliary language for international communication; devised by C. K. Ogden and I. A. Richards
artificial language - a language that is deliberately created for a specific purpose
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Incidentally it could prove a major boost for certain Birmingham schools who, if they have to go back to teaching basic English and Mathematics to a reasonable level, will not have time to fret about teaching equality.
Moreover, SSC and HSC teachers, who have been teaching the same books for the last several decades, are not proficient in English and cannot help students improve theirs who are unable to speak and write basic English. The Sindh government should modernise the curriculum.
The Language Bridges programme equips workers with basic English language skills.
The Language Bridges program equips workers with basic English language skills.
"Together, we can raise awareness about the urgent need for, and value of, adult education, and it starts with citizens and families promoting basic English literacy," said Arlene Santos-George, Ph.D., Dean of Adult Education and ESL division.
Jasmeen Bhatia, a 16-year-oldwho attends Archbishop Blanch School, had only basic English skills when she uprooted to Liverpool with her family "in search of a better life."
Summary: Jamora (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], July 31: If there happens to be six teachers for one student of Class VIII in a government school at Jamora in Samba district yet the education system fail to make the child learn the basic English alphabets then somewhere something is obviously amiss.
Participants must be able to communicate in basic English or German.
The money will also assist Buddies in providing support to local immigrants settling in the area in learning basic English skills.
I studied basic English when I was in North Korea, but I feel like a baby at English here.
She intends on training in basic English, business skills and more to help them go for their own goals.

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