Develop special interest in it, students told

“Students should drop the notion that English is a difficult subject. They can develop a life-time of interest in it with a little initiative and support from teachers,” said Shanti Desai here on Thursday.

She was delivering a special lecture on English textbooks for SSLC students. The best way to handle a difficult subject was to deliberately develop a special interest in it. Students should listen to lectures with concentration, make note of what they could not understand and clear the doubts with the teacher later. “Once they begin to understand the subject, it becomes interesting,” she said.

Ms. Desai is a faculty member of Orchids Foundation School.

The lecture was organised by the Hyderabad Karnataka Development Board, the Gulbarga Zilla Panchayat and the Education Department under the Backward Regions Grant Fund scheme.

Students should not neglect studies or remain indifferent towards the subjects they did not like. Teachers should not stop trying to educate disinterested children. They should realise that a steady approach to studies with a special focus on slow children would benefit the whole class, she said.

According to her, institutions in the Karnataka Hyderabad region had adopted a simplified approach to English teaching by limiting the number of classes to three hours a weekthree years ago. Free coaching in English was given to 15,000 students. It had produced significant results.


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