Education

Delhi Government Starts Spoken English Course For School Kids

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| May 20 , 2018 , 11:34 IST

Delhi Government is inviting applications from school kids for enrolment in ‘Spoken English Course’.

As per a tweet shared by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, the Directorate of Education has entered into a collaboration with the British Council, India-McMillan Education, Academy for Computers Training (Gujarat) and Trinity College London for enhancing the English speaking skills of its students.

“If you are a full-time regular student at a school run by the Directorate of Education and have participated in Class 10th board exams and have passed the pre-board exams in three subjects with English, you are eligible for the special Spoken English class,” reads the advertisement shared by Sisodia.

The course will begin in June 2018 and will be organized by teachers and trainers of these partner institutions. Students have been appealed to approach their school Principals if they are interested.

Hailing the initiative, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote on Twitter, “Govt school students mostly come from economically poor backgrounds. When I meet them, this was their biggest demand - sir, hame english bolna sikhwa dijiye (Sir, please get us to learn spoken English). I am so happy this course is now starting for Govt school students.”

Atishi Marlena, who worked closely with the Directorate of Education as the advisor to Education Minister tweeted, “The Delhi govt is launching a 'Spoken English' course for children studying in govt schools from June onwards. This is an important step towards making govt schools a viable, high-quality alternative to expensive private schools.”

The Delhi Government is also running two months Summer Internship Programme for college students and young Professionals with Deputy CM Manish Sisodia. The internship will provide students and young professionals to work with the Directorate of Education and will allow them to make policy recommendations as well.