Under the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, I got an opportunity to interact with Primary Teachers on Developing Communication Skills in English in primary school children. This experience turned out to be a challenging one, and then I decided to write up the ground realities of Delhi Govt/MCD run primary schools, along with my revised training module to make teaching and learning of English language an enjoyable and sustainable experience for both the teachers and the learners. I strongly felt that teaching of English was not the only issue in the so-called govt. schools but the general primary education needs to be handled with new perspective using different modalities.
The Training Design:
Purpose: To promote the idea that language (any language) is not a subject in the school curriculum to be studied for content only, but it is a tool of communication and a pool of skills to be acquired in different contexts and used in every aspect of life.
Methodology: Interactive; Brainstorming; Hands on learning; Demonstration; Group-discussion; Presentations; Group-work and Display (Materials).
Special element: Flexibility – scope for modification of the activities introduced.