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August 2008, Primary Pack »

[27 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on Stories – and values – that stick | ]

Sheela Ramakrishnan and Rajika Dhiren
It was Mark Twain who said, “I never let school, interfere with my education.” And that perhaps sums up the process of “schooling” that young minds have been subjected to over the years.

August 2008, Comment »

[27 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on Working on the home front | ]

G Jayaprakash Rao
Many parents today want to give time to their children but find it very difficult.

August 2008, Resources »

[27 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on Getting them to speak | ]

R Mythili
English is a West Germanic language that originated in England, and is the first language for most people in the Anglophone Caribbean…

August 2008, Resources »

[27 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on Learning English, the Linguaphone way | ]

Kalyani Nagarajan Communication skills, especially in English, are the need of the hour. Fluency in English is the magic key to a wide variety of job opportunities. Keeping this in mind, in 2004, Linguaphone, an international English Learning Programme, was introduced in 10 schools of Chennai Corporation. The main objective was to develop English speaking […]

August 2008, Classroom Update »

[27 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on The mother of all languages | ]

Sujata C
Most students in middle and high school opt for Sanskrit as a language option because it is easy to score full marks in it.

August 2008, Review »

[27 Aug 2010 | One Comment | ]

Gita Ramaswamy
If your child were to skip college education entirely, it would be a matter of great concern to you.

August 2008, Words Unlimited »

[27 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on When matters come to a head | ]

S Upendran
At a very young age, school-going-children are taught that the capital of India is New Delhi.

August 2008, Forum »

[27 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on Forum | ]

Never a dull moment I am not a regular reader of your magazine, but happened to come across it. I must confess that I read it with great interest. The articles and all your regulars are not to be missed. Most of the articles were very informative and I hope all people in the field […]

August 2008, Last Word »

[27 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on The theatre of English language | ]

Pawan Singh
To begin on a cliché is helpful sometimes. Personally, for me, it sets the ball rolling and the writing process begins. Hence, I start with one. Here goes then…

August 2008, Cover theme »

[27 Aug 2010 | One Comment | ]

Kanupriya Chatterji
The Vikramshila school in Bigha (a small village, about 3 hours from Kolkata) was started in 1997 as an experiment in alternative curriculum, to see how village life (and livelihood) could be linked with school learning.