skapunk wrote:The language used here for teaching is English, right from when you are 3 years old.
Is that everywhere in India? Because I noticed that Indians can either speak English extremely well using all kinds of complicated words and expressions or they can't say even the basic things that any kid listening to random English music would be able to say
Those who opt for English medium, are taught in English throughout. Those who opt for local language, are taught in that language, they either drop out, or ultimately have to learn English to pursue under-grad and beyond.
But its difficult to avoid English here, if you want to get a decent job. Most of urban India knows how to speak and understand basic English (India has the second highest no. of English speakers in the world, behind US). The problem comes with the accent. Indians pronounce words as they are written, while UK/US English is highly accented, so is the music. Give us the lyrics, and we can understand every bit, but sing it with a Cockney accent, we might not even know what language it is.
I am pretty used to now, so are all of my friends. I understand what Adele, Chezza and even Nuhdeen say, word to word!