English for everyone : programmes for first-generation learners

Viswanathan, Chandra (2020) English for everyone : programmes for first-generation learners. Learning Curve (7). pp. 37-41. ISSN 2582-1644

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Abstract

English skills for everyone – this was the mission of ELF Learning Solutions, the organisation we set up to focus on bridging the educational divide between rural and urban children. Most English programmes focus on the how - how to design content for English learning? However, we started with the why – why do we want children to learn English? Although clearing examinations and better employability are good reasons, the most important reason for children to learn English is building their self-confidence. Working with a large number of children from low-income families made it evident that, irrespective of their proficiency in other skills, children who cannot speak in English end up feeling inferior to those who can.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Viswanathan, Chandra
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Schooling for all, Right to Education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/2555
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