Learning Gujarati from friends; not learning Marathi at school

Raghavan, Ranjani (2009) Learning Gujarati from friends; not learning Marathi at school. Learning Curve (13). p. 63.

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I am a Tamilian brought up in Mumbai. I syllabus is unbelievable. There are around 25 lessons could speak Hindi, English and Tamil by the and poems (really!) and more than 100 answers to age of three. I also started speaking “mug up” for a 100-mark paper. Add to this, the fact Gujarati because I had Gujarati friends and that the lessons and the stories are uninteresting. I learnt a completely new language in the most natural However, a student can, even without 'learning,' still way! But I still can't hold a conversation for more than get just around 65 marks by rote learning the answers. five minutes in Marathi- a language I learnt for six years There is no 'language learning' as such. There is merely at school.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Foundation Publications
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2018 10:40
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2018 07:27
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/618
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