Meeting workplace demands

Ramya Chari
English is the language of international trade and if we want our kids to succeed in their careers tomorrow, as teachers we have to ensure that they learn their language right when in school.

Closing the employability skills gap – at school

Philippa Baker
With the world now a global market, a decent knowledge of the English language is a must. This article shares a few online resources that teachers in school can tap into to teach their students business English.

English: What the (corporate) world speaks at work

Bhaveen Lathia and Hemangini Prajapati
When we have students graduating from English medium schools and colleges, why is it that we are still training them in the basics of the language when they begin their careers?

Why this Kolaveri di? Code-mixing or code-switching

Simran Luthra
It is important that our students are exposed to the standard variety of English but that does not mean that we prohibit or devalue other varieties of English. This article makes a strong case for allowing Indian English in the classroom.

Taking lessons from school teachers

Nagalakshmi Balakrishnan
Read this inside account of how publishers of English textbooks derive a lot of inputs and help from the English teachers in designing teaching-learning materials.

NOT literally speaking

S Sundaram
English is the medium of instruction in most schools in India and despite our children having a decent knowledge of the language, care has to be taken when teaching other subjects through this medium. This article explains how learning mathematics in English can be confusing for children and what we can do to sort this prolem.

Mayday, mayday!

Divya Choudary
Read this breezy account of the author’s experiences at a flight school.