Functional English


Functional English is usage of the English language required to perform a specific function. This is typically taught as a foundation subject when a good command of English is required for academic study and career progression.[1] In some cases, a particular form of technical English, such as Aviation English, may be required for a particular vocation. Such specialised usage is known and taught as English for Specific Purposes (ESP).[2]

See also



  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