Education

Opening doors to English language teaching

State-run schools in West Bengal will introduce English medium teaching from the next academic session. Students discuss.

Opening doors to English language teaching

Gurudev Singh, II, B.A., The Hindu College, Delhi University

Though English language is well accepted, it is quite strenuous for an individual to learn it at a later stage; as there are four different skills of language learning — listening, reading, writing and speaking, and to acquire all of them, one has to put in constant efforts. However, if proper training is provided, this will be an effortless affair, becoming a colloquial language. This move by the government will provide better opportunities to students who are lagging behind due to the language barrier.

Opening doors to English language teaching

Gayatri Karulkar, I, PGDM , VESIM Business School, Thane

To survive in this millennial world, a basic knowledge of English is necessary.

With increasing globalisation and our country rapidly moving towards progress, one must know how to communicate effectively.

Introducing English at an early stage can prove beneficial for students and may open many opportunities for them. This move by the West Bengal government will help bridge the gap between state-run schools and private schools and usher in new opportunities.

Opening doors to English language teaching

Shreya Chadha, Graduate 2018, B.Tech CSE, North Cap University, Gurugram

This is not enough. The government must impart education with a focus on all-round development. While government schools charge negligible fee and provide free meals, they are still inadequate in certain areas such as proper classrooms, washrooms, playground and good faculty. Sometimes, classes are taken in the open grounds in the scorching heat. Thus, even though this step might help, there is still a need to bridge the gap between government and private schools.

Opening doors to English language teaching

Koustubh Kulkarni, IV, ECE, NIE Engineering College, Mysore

The growing demand for English medium schools is rampant in our country. Having a good command over English has become an imperative skill for millennials. The move by West Bengal to introduce English medium of instruction in primary and secondary level will definitely enable students to be fluent in the language. This move will not just aid them in improving their communication, but will also help in increasing the admission of government schools.

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