Teaching English in Class I

Bedadur, Nivedita (2012) Teaching English in Class I. Language and Language Teaching, 1 (2). pp. 26-28. ISSN 2277-307X

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I was posted to the remote area of Diu, and was miles away from urban civilization and its benefits. When I was asked to teach Class I, I felt nonplussed. I was tired of everybody telling me, “teaching kids in this school is a fruitless job; if they manage to learn their a,b,c etc., it will be a wonder”. I began to wonder how I could teach children to read. As a child, I had been taught in a traditional manner, beginning with a year long practice of first the capital letters, then the small letters, followed by two and then three letter words, and finally short sentences. I had learnt many words by heart, and had been my teacher’s pet. But I still remember the pain in my hands and the boredom in my heart with hatred.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Bedadur, Nivedita
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Language, Reading and writing, Language teaching, Language learning
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
Full Text Status: Public
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URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/1041
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