English language

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Noun1.English language - an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries
West Germanic, West Germanic language - a branch of the Germanic languages
American English, American language, American - the English language as used in the United States
cockney - the nonstandard dialect of natives of the east end of London
geordie - the nonstandard dialect of natives of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
King's English, Queen's English - English as spoken by educated persons in southern England
Received Pronunciation - the approved pronunciation of British English; originally based on the King's English as spoken at public schools and at Oxford and Cambridge Universities (and widely accepted elsewhere in Britain); until recently it was the pronunciation of English used in British broadcasting
Middle English - English from about 1100 to 1450
Modern English - English since about 1450
Old English, Anglo-Saxon - English prior to about 1100
Oxford English - the dialect of English spoken at Oxford University and regarded by many as affected and pretentious
Scots, Scots English, Scottish - the dialect of English used in Scotland
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The main objective of the Samata English project was to teach Spoken English and equip youth with the basic English knowledge required to enter into the workforce.
I also love the quality of Macron's spoken English.
In 1999, Chinese Examinations Board of CET-4 (College English Test-Band 4) and CET-6 (College English Test-Band 6) officially launched Spoken English Test (SET), a typical face-to-face test approach, to examine college students' speaking abilities.
Lahore -- British Council will provide 100 Master Trainers to Technical Educational and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA)for Spoken English.
To this effect, the Federal Public Service Commission of Pakistan in its Annual Report 2012 has recommended to the President, Islamic Republic of Pakistan to direct the Federal Ministry of Education to take appropriate measures for improvement of spoken English proficiency of youth of Pakistan.
This research attempts to analyze educated housewives' spoken English "wants" in Pakistani society.
MORE than 100 workers have registered for a two-month course that will cover basic spoken English, communication skills, personal hygiene and personality development.
In Farsi, he then said: "Well, I have to begin by saying that I have not spoken English for years now.
There are one hundred and twenty-five (125) students in the 100 level Spoken English class in Benson Idahosa University.
They are just some of about the 20 or so parents taking part in a Spoken English course being run by SureStart to help people for whom English is not their first language.
I AGREE entirely with William Dennett (Letters, August 26) regarding the state of spoken English, both in public and in broadcasting.