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Saksham Program: 'Let's Learn English' workshop, Jalna, July 2015

'Let's Learn English' is a new project component under the Saksham Program, being undertaken with English teachers of KGBV schools, Jalna. The first workshop was conducted on July 11, 2015, by Sonali Salgaonkar. She emphasized the need of listening and reading as the primary skills to be imparted to students. She introduced 'Magic Square' - a tool to be used to teach phonetics. Using this tool, she demonstrated how the teachers can practice dictation methodology to teach proper pronunciation. 

Exhaustive wordlists were prepared by the teachers for each vowel. The preparation of the lists was followed by dictation demo of the words.  It was stressed repeatedly that dictation should be sufficiently loud , slow and precise to the last consonant.
There was a separate session on grammar which involved verbs and prepositions. The workshop concluded with some more demonstrations and feedback from teachers.