Functional English is usage of the English language required to perform a specific function. This is typically taught as a foundation subject as a good command of English is often required for academic study and career progression. In some cases, a particular form of technical English may be required for a particular vocation such as aviation. Such specialised usage is known and taught as English for Specific Purposes (ESP).
- Nalini Ravindran (2004), Functional English For Class 11 - The Orient Longman Practice Book, p. 9, ISBN 978-81-250-2782-9