In yet another attempt to bring the Kendriya Vidyalayas, at par with private schools, the central government has decided to train teachers in spoken English. The pilot project has started off with the teachers of Varanasi.
The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan found that the area where KVs lagged behind the public schools was in the area of communication skills and command over the Queen's language.
The students need to learn English so first teachers need to learn the language as well, that's why it was decided to train the teachers first. In an attempt to lead by example they would educate the students turning out to act as their role models.
Presently, 1500 KV teachers of Varanasi region, including over 400 primary and trained graduate teachers each, 200 plus post graduate teachers and 450 of the school administration i.e. principals, vice-principals, senior teachers and office staff are going through training. The project will be completed by May 2016.High hopes are being pinned on this project which started in January this year.
Teachers are being trained after school hours, thrice a week, on Saturdays and last working days. They are being trained through activity cards, audio and video resources, developing situation-specific vocabulary and conversational phraseology.