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Text book teaching can be fun too.

Text book teaching can be fun too. Tenzin Dolma (Ms.) TCV school Chauntra.


I have been an English teacher consecutively for about a few years. I have specially started teaching the medium section a couple of years ago. I loved and enjoyed teaching the language without the textbook as activities were the pillar of my teaching. The teaching basically revolves around developing the four skills reading, Writing, Listening, speaking. The best part of it was my children enjoyed their learning and the result too was obvious. Many of them did show surprisingly a lot of changes and improvement since from then. This year when I got class IX, I was little skeptical and unsure about how am I going to handle the textbook lessons. Will my children like the teaching as they used to do because I know that they are accustomed to my activity oriented teaching and suddenly switching on to the textbook lesson would be definitely a boring learning?

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Language teaching without textbooks

Language teaching without textbooks Mrs. Tenzin Dolma, TCV school Chauntra


During our time, when we were in schools, the only facility accessible for our teachers was the textbook. Therefore the teaching had to be teacher oriented. But now a days there are lots and lots of things around us to use as teaching aids. Thus it depends upon an individual whether he/she makes use of it or not and to be true some still follow the monotonous textbook exercises and consider it as the backbone of their teaching. Even we followed the same a few years ago but the introduction of the child-centered learning in our schools was a real blessing in disguise. It has helped us to make our teaching enjoyable and tireless. It has benefited both the sides the children and the teachers. The former learned the lesson through fun and inculcated the quality of self-responsibility and the latter could get oceans of opportunity to improve oneself and get immense satisfaction from one's own job. The teachers can also learn many things from our students as we all know that the learning is a continuous process.

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Methodology on writing

Methodology on writing a story Miss Tenzin Dolkar, PRT, TCV school Chauntra.
As said by Brian Kern, one learns to speak a language by speaking the language; one learns to write a language by writing the language. I have taught English to junior classes for the last four years and I noticed that many of our children think that the story writing is difficult. So taking this opportunity I want to share my experiences or my view points on how to make your children write a story.

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English Learning Strategies

English Learning Strategies Mrs. Pema Dickey, PRT, TCV Chauntra.


1 TARGETS
Set small, achievable targets, e.g.:
A) Learn 10 new English words or phrases every day, Mondays to Fridays
(repeat on Saturdays, relax on Sundays).
B) Study 15 minutes every day.
C) Read the lyrics of an English song every week and try to understand its main content.
D) Read and try to understand one short English text every week.
Reaching your target step by step is much better than setting a huge target that you cannot achieve. Easy does it ... and keeps your motivation up.

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Teaching poetry in primary level

Teaching poetry in primary level Mrs. Pema Choekyi, TCV school Chauntra.
Aims & Objectives:
1. To enable the students to read with correct pronunciation, stress and intonations.
2. To enrich the children's vocabulary.
3. To encourage them to compose tune for the poem by themselves.
4. To teach them rhyming words.
5. To give opportunity to them to answer questions verbally as well as writing.
6. To make them learn a complete poem with full enjoyment.

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