Regional Institute of Education, Ajmer      

National Council of Educational Research and Training



Training of KRPs in Teaching of English at Elementary Level Organized at RIE, Ajmer


        A 5-day training of KRPs in teaching of English at Elementary level was organized from 08-12 November 2010 at RIE (NCERT) Ajmer in which 35 teachers and teacher educators from J&K, Punjab and Rajasthan participated. The programme was coordinated by Dr. Saryug Yadav, Associate Professor of English, DESSH, RIE, Ajmer. The training was inaugurated at 10.30AM on 8th November 2010 by Prof. K.B. Rath, Principal, Regional Institute of Education, Ajmer. While addressing the participants Prof. Rath stated that English is the language of survival and it is very difficult to ignore the importance of English in the age of liberalization, privatization and globalization. On this occasion Dr. Ram Niwas (RP) said that English assumes a special importance in the entire scheme of school education and language should be taught through literature in order to make the teaching –learning process meaningful and effective. Dr. Saryug Yadav, Programme Coordinator, highlighted the major aims and objectives of the programme and said that English is a living and breathing language which requires a different sort of orientation and sympathetic handling by English teachers across the country. Dr. Nagendra Singh, Head, DEE, while expreesing his views reiterated that English is the language of social mobility and a passport to good jobs. During the five days training the eminent subject experts who acted as resource persons were: Prof. Sheela Upadhayay( Former Head, Dept. of English, Govt. College, Ajmer), Dr. A.K. Paliwal, Assistant Professor of English,Vidya Bhawan College of Teachers, Udaipur; Dr.Vijay Dutta, Assistant Professor of English, Mayo College, Ajmer, and Dr. Ram Niwas Associate Professor of English, Kurukshetra University, Haryana . The major topics discussed and deliberated include NCF 2005 and English Language Education, Teaching Language through Literature, Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Using a Dictionary, Constructivism and English Language Education, Communicative Approach to ELT, Assessment in English Language, Phonetic Symbols, Stress, Intonation, Language games, innovative Practices, Teaching Poetry, Teaching Language through Drama and Short Stories. The approach was highly participatory and most of the participants took very keen interest in group works and the activities being assigned to them from time to time. The training came to its end with a valedictory session in which the participants expressed their opinions and said that they were benefited immensely from this training and it will make a considerable change in their professional expertise. On this occasion Prof. K.B. Rath opined that there is a greater responsibility on the shoulders of the participants who have been deputed by the state authorities of J&K, Punjab and Rajasthan with a specific purpose of enriching and empowering them and emphasized that our effort will be meaningful only if these KRPs disseminate their knowledge in their respective states after going back from here. Dr. Rajesh Mishra, Head, DESSH also expressed his views and stated that the KRPs of English have a very significant role to play at the Elementary level because elementary education is basically the language education.

The proramme ended with a vote of thanks to the Resource Persons and KRPs by Dr. Saryug Yadav, Programme Coordinator.