Functional English

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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.[1] In some cases, a particular form of technical English may be required for a particular vocation such as Aviation English. Such specialised usage is known and taught as English for Specific Purposes (ESP).[2]

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  1. ^ Nalini Ravindran (2004), Functional English For Class 11 - The Orient Longman Practice Book, p. 9, ISBN 978-81-250-2782-9
  2. ^ Abnish Singh Chauhan (2012), Functional English, Bhavdiya Prakashan, p. 13, ISBN 978-93-80969-64-0