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 skills among the less privileged children who have had little or no exposure to English thereby enhancing their employability.
The project involved training English language teachers to use the Linguaphone kit. The kit is easy to use. It comprises audio cassettes and books. The method followed is very simple:
- Listen, Read.
- Listen, Repeat.
- Listen, Understand and Speak.
- Listen and Write.
The author teaches in Chennai. She can be reached at [email protected].