We present in this issue narratives of adult language acquisition. These are of interest in themselves, of course, but of interest also with regard to the teaching of language(s) in schools. Language teaching in school is often bogged down by the weight of scholarly tradition, literary history, and linguistic pride. It suffers, above all, from co-option into a system of syllabus, teaching, and examination, geared to competitive mark-gathering.

Teaching Learning Materials for English

During my interaction with the primary, elementary and secondary classes of my internship school, I found that children (majority of them) deemed themselves as unable to express their thoughts in writing. During the initial days, it came to them as a surprise when they were asked to write without having anything to ‘copy’ from. This is the reality of majority of our state-run and privately-run schools. Writing to them is nothing but ‘copying down’ whatever the teacher has to say.

Understanding and visualizing what you read can go a long way in making reading fun and then reading becomes learning. Purinjudha? is a free android app (no ads) that helps you do just that and enjoy reading.

You can use the app to do the following:

This lesson plan is about taking United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals in the classroom. This will foster the essence of global citizenship in the young minds, starting early from the school.

These videos will help you learn how to assess the progress and performance of your students at Secondary level.

These videos will help you learn how to assess the progress and performance of your students at Primary level.

A teacher uses pair work to give all her students an opportunity to participate in the lesson.

Students are helped to translate folk songs from their home language into the school language.

A teacher welcomes her young students in their home languages.


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