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The IUP Journal of English Studies :
Teaching English to the Physically and Mentally Challenged Children
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Since English has become the global language, it is essential to know English to communicate with people in different parts of the world. Nowadays, English is taught to children from an early age. Generally, the methods used to teach the other children cannot be used to teach the physically and mentally challenged children because of their disabilities. Even so, there are methods to teach the physically and mentally challenged children English so that they can be independent and face the world confidently despite their disabilities. This paper focuses on a few such methods.

 
 
 

Today around two billion people speak English across the world, and for fifty percent of these people, English is their first language, and for one-fourth of these people, it is their second language. It is also the official language of many organizations and countries. In the last one hundred and fifty years, English has become a world famous language spoken in most countries of the world, including India. But it was not always this way. Some two hundred or three hundred years ago, English was spoken by less number of people. It was not a universal language then; it was more like a regional language.

 
 
 

Teaching English, Physically and Mentally Challenged Children