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Initiative to teach English to vernacular students

By Staff correspondent

JORHAT, June 6 - ELT (English Language Teaching) Skills Ride 2019, an initiative to teach English to students of vernacular schools, was undertaken by the Department of English, Assam Women�s University (AWU) at Rowriah here recently.

The programme was held at the 148 Kumar Chowdang LP School at Gohain Gaon of Charaibahi on the outskirts of Jorhat from May 27 to June 1.

Prashanta Puzari, assistant professor and coordinator in the Department of English, AWU, stated in a press note that the ELT Skills Ride 2019 programme covered six schools of the district including the host school.

Under the initiative, students from Class 1 to Class 7 were provided free English language teaching classes with emphasis on the development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills by faculty members and students of AWU, the note said.

The valedictory ceremony was held on June 1 at 148 Kumar Chowdang LP School. The meeting was presided over by Dr LK Hazarika, academic registrar of the university.

Puzari, while speaking about the objective of the initiative, said that ELT Skills Ride 2019 was aimed to provide a platform for trained AWU students of the ELT course to enlighten students of vernacular-medium schools through their experimental teaching methods.

Bipul Bora, the cluster resource coordinator of schools, Jorhat, noted the importance of such programmes in those schools where poor and deprived learners have been left out of the course.

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