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Nawanshahr, November 22, 2018 : The state education department, with a view to hone up the language skills of the school students, has chalked out an innovative project – ” Interactive English Language Teaching for Students” ( IELTS) . The project is aimed at enabling the students to prepare themselves for the different competitive exams as well as to tap employment avenues. The Education Department has started imparting training to the English lecturers to implement the unique and innovative project at the grass root level.
Divulging details, Harpreet Kaur,State Project Coordinator ( English and Social Sciences) and Assistant Director, Bindu Gulati, said that the training workshops for the English Lecturers had been started from November 15 at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib. The training would be completed in four phases. In the first phase, as many as 233 lecturers from Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Moga and Ludhiana districts and during the second phase, as many as 258 lecturers from Ferozepur, Patiala, Pathankot, Jalandhar and SBS Nagar districts were imparted training. The third phase would start from November 26 to November 28, in which 295 lecturers from districts Barnala, Bathinda, Hoshiarpur, Sangrur and Rupnagar and the fourth phase would start from November 29 to December 01, in which 352 lecturers from districts Fazilka, Faridkot, Fatehgarh SAhib, Gurdaspur, Kapurthala, Mansa and SAS Nagar would participate.
The State Resource Persons, including, Anurag Sidhu,Varinder Sekhon, Jatinder Kainth,Surjit Kumar, Kulbir Kaur, Parminder Kaur, Rachna, Anju, Nischal, Sukhraj Kaur, Deepak Sharma, Priya, Gurjit Singh, Shakti Kumar, Chander Shekhar, Rohit Saini, Rajesh Shelly and Balraj, have been sensitising the lecturers regarding the innovative teaching techniques and the activities to make the class room teaching learning process of English language easy, interesting and effective. The English Lecturers are being given valuable tips regarding ‘ Energisers, ‘ Soft Skills’, ‘Phonetics’, ‘ Mind Mapping’ to develop language skills i.e. Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing ( LSRW). Besides, presentation is also being given to equip the lecturers with the skills to sesnsitise the students regarding ‘ sexual abuse’ so that the students could be prepared to escape such situations, added Harpreet Kaur.
“The two phases of the training have successfully been completed . The trainee lecturers have expressed contentment over the lectures delivered to them by the resource persons as well as interactive sessions to develop English learning skills . The first two days of the workshop were devoted to suggest innovative methods of teaching English in the classrooms and developing students’ language skills while teaching them through prescribed texts. The third and concluding day of the workshops was focused on the I.E.L.T.S. programme .The programme has been highly appreciated by the trainees as it would help students to furnish their English learning skills and prepare them for higher studies and better career options in India as well as abroad”, further added the State Project Coordinator.