Language Planning and Policy in the Education System of Bangladesh

Mohammad Rukanuddin


This paper explores in a miniature scale what language planning and language policy are, and the impact they have had on the education system of Bangladesh. In doing so, certain sociolinguistic aspects like choosing of national language, official language, how to adopt language policy and planning have been dealt with. It discusses the current condition of the English language teaching and learning in Bangladesh with reference to its history since the independence of the country. It has emphasized upon the role of teachers, students, specialists and researchers so that appropriate planning and policy can be drawn regarding English teaching and learning in the country. It includes a couple of suggestions regarding the issue.

Keywords: language planning, language policy, national language, and second language

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/10-14-11

Publication date:May 31st 2019

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