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).
The aim of Functional English is to develop communicative skills of the learners in listening, speaking, writing and reading. The main focus is on how English is used in real-life situations. Through the items listed in the syllabus the learners are expected to develop fluency in conversation and efficiency in interactional skills.
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