October 7, 2015
As many as 338 teachers from various schools in Coimbatore participated in the one day orientation for school teachers in English Language Teaching (ELT) organized by the Department of English of the PSG College of Arts and Science here on Wednesday.
50 school students also participated in the orientation sessions that consisted of teaching grammar as communication, catching a poem and teaching vocabulary.
Inaugurating the orientation, B.K. Krishnaraj Vanavarayar, the Chairman of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Coimbatore Kendra, said that the people of Tamil Nadu were one of the best speakers of the English language in the world. “We have adapted so fast to the language that we speak it as if it’s our mother tongue,” he said.
He added that while the native Tamil language is for life, English is for survival in the global scenario. “There is a growing need for English speaking in the global scenario and that should be developed at a very young age in schools,” he informed.
Urging teachers to take up the responsibility, Mr. Vanavarayar said that teaching should never be considered a profession and should always be regarded as a service. “Enjoy teaching and do it with love, only then can anyone become a good teacher,” he added.
Presiding over the inauguration, R. Rajendran, the Principal of PSG CAS, said that the aim of the orientation was to develop the language aptitude of students at the school level. “A student can be skillful if he has a mixture of knowledge; language aptitude and right motivation from the teachers,” said Rajendran.
He further stated that the institution was planning to conduct such sessions for higher education teachers and students.