In a Multilingual Class

Dwivedi, Rajni (2013) In a Multilingual Class. Language and Language Teaching, 2 (1). pp. 10-11. ISSN : 2277-307X

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I was assigned the task of teaching grade three children in a government school. Most of the children were from lower middle class background, and were first generation learners. While the mother tongue of these children was Chhattisgarhi, some of them could speak and understand Hindi (a few common words and sentences in kamchalau Hindi, not textbook Hindi). I did not know a single word of Chhattisgarhi. I present below a brief account of some of my initial interventions in the teaching of Hindi to these children.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Dwivedi, Rajni
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Language, Multilinguality, Multilingual Education, Learning Classrooms
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
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Note: Published twice a year in January and July, Language and Language Teaching (LLT) reaches out to language teachers, researchers and teacher educators on issues and practices relevant to language teaching. The primary focus of the publication is language pedagogy in elementary schools. LLT proposes to establish a dialogue between theory and practice so that practice contributes to theory as much as theory informs practice. The purpose is to make new ideas and insights from research on language and its pedagogy accessible to practitioners while at the same time inform theorists about the constraints of implementation of new ideas.
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