Everybody is talking about the poor standard of English Learning and Teaching in Indian Schools especially in the Govt Schools. Everybody is coming out with unique ideas to reform this system. We have also felt the urge of becoming the part of this movement of selling ideas free of cost.
Yeah it's sad to see the miserable plight of this invaluable commodity called English. This language of the English has stayed with us for more than Four centuries or more. The language has become the constant part of Indian Educational Curriculum and can boast of being the language of the educated people in India.
But still the people have the loose grip over this language and make them the butt of laughter every now and then. Even the Teachers of English are unable to speak and understand, think about the students they teach. It means the problem has its root at the basic level. Let us discuss some steps which may improve the condition of English in the schools.
Recruit Competent and Passionate Teachers -
This is the first and foremost thing to do in this direction. Teachers are appointed through a faulty method of Recruitment. Just formality is done in their selection. Deserving candidates don't get selected and they are left for the Private institutions only.
The Written Tests and the Interviews are just the formalities. Spoken English is rarely checked during the interviews. There should be the recording the interview to bring transparency. Only Competent and Passionate Teachers must be selected.
By Improving the standard of PG/ M.Phil / Ph.D in English -
You can do these degrees from some of the universities without attending any class. There are study-centers from where these degrees can be obtained without being bothered about the exam and marks.
During the Exam you can get the material and you have just to copy it. In the name of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation, the marks are being distributed among the students as a result the degrees are loosing their sheen.
These candidates who obtain 70-80 percent in PG Course/ M.Phil and Ph.D lag behind their counterparts who have managed to get only 50 or 55% marks as they have pursued them from some really good institutions. They suffer and as a result the education system suffer.
We must emulate China, Japan and other eastern countries where English is a new-comer and people there have learnt it in a far better way.