Early Language Learning Course
In an attempt to stress on the undeniable importance of language at early years, Vikramshila conducted an Early Language Learning Course (ELL), supported by Wipro. It was spread over three contact periods in May, August and January. We had 22 participants from different organizations working in the field of education in their communities from 7 states in India – Karnataka, Manipur, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal. The course equipped the participants to understand the importance of oral language development. It also helped them to design and conduct various reading and writing activities. A special focus was also on Multilingualism and Teaching English as a Second Language. A diverse linguistic group offered rich inputs into the discourse of early language development and shared their perspectives and field experiences.