It is not very difficult to convince the people of Kerala about the need to learn English in this age. People here, are rather ambitious and they value education much. They are also brilliantly adaptable.
But something is hindering the path, there is a slowdown.. I think the reasons are perhaps, the outdated political ideologies, unwanted prejudices, focus on short term results than long term ones and slow technological progress.
I think the teachers need not wait for the system to sort out things for them. The need of the hour is to be a system of your own and work out for the learners to help them achieve the skills they need.