I think the core of teaching English as second language should be intelligibility but not native like fluency.
This is not just my personal opinion but it is the opinion of many scholars who make reserch on TESOL (Teaching English to speakers of other languages).
There are many speakers like me whose English is intelligible but not native like. But we do not have any problem understanding English while speaking within the country or talking to native speakers.
I taught colloboratively with native speakers for three months. We did not have any problems.They understood my English and I could understand native English.
I think that native like English is impossible in the Indian context even if English is taught by native speakers.
what is actually happening in india and some other countries is the teaching in English done by non-native speakers .
In the context native like fluency is an impossibility.
So the only option left is intelligibility.
I hope I will get answers for my question.
My question is: Is the core of teaching English as a second langusge intelligibility or native like fluency?