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Linguistic Transition and Challenges for Tertiary Level Students: A Private University Scenario
Marzia Rahman, Tairen Azad, Afsara Maymuna Haque

Linguistic Transition is shift of medium of instruction from one language to another in our case from Bengali to English. The use of English has increased with the emergence of private universities in the late 90s in Bangladesh. With the aim of producing smart English-speaking graduate, the authorities of private universities have been inspired to conduct English-Only classes excluding Bangla. But the students who have not heard much English spoken in their schools and colleges have now been in a class where almost no Bangla is allowed. This journey from “all Bangla” to “no Bangla” in English language teaching policy at tertiary level had confusing impact upon the students.

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