literacy

Seeing their learners develop a good reading habit is every parent’s and teacher’s dream. The increased screen time on various digital devices seems to have enthused the young learners and it equally piqued the older generation. The debate of reduced reading habits because of the ubiquitous devices is nowhere settled. But then, is it right to blame only the digital media for this problem? We are not going to judge the arguments of both the sides.

The seventh issue of LLT has a range of articles on language - from 'Writing in Indian Schools' and 'The Journey of an Early Literacy Programme' to 'Analysing Facebook in Language Learning' and 'Generating Discourses in English Classrooms'. The issue also includes classroom activities, book reviews, suggested readings, and an interview with Linguistics Professor A.K. Sinha.

 

Integration of technology in teaching and learning is an important aspect of today's education. Here is a presentation, by Sriparna, on what technology integration is, its benefits, and how teachers can put it into practice. 

The sixth issue of LLT, brought out in July 2014, deals with topics like literacy education, multilingualism in the classroom, politics of language, and reflective journal writing, among others. Also find book reviews, classroom activities and reports on language workshops.

The early years are foundational for language and literacy learning. It is especially critical for first-generation learners from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, who may depend on schooling to provide them with rich exposures to language. This article describes three central tasks that young learners are engaged in as they transition from home to school, and suggests principles that could enable them in making this transition successfully.

The January 2012 issue of LLT has articles on a range of topics, from "Helping Children Become Readers" to "Making a ‘Play-Text’: Innovative Uses of Traditional Arts". The books that have been reviewed are: Drama with Children; Emergent Literacy and Language Development: Promoting Learning in Early Childhood; and The Native Speaker: Myth and Reality. Read on to find out about "Language Teaching in the Greek and Roman Times" and "Collaborative Spaces on the Web and Language Teaching: Blogs and Wikis".

This issue of Learning Curve is devoted to the theme of language learning. In it, students, teachers, field practitioners and academicians talk about what language means to them, its multiple benefits and the issues and challenges associated with its learning.

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