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Government School Students In India Still Considers English As Foreign Language

Class 12 examinations were conducted for the students of city government schools and the result showed that 1,887 of these students need to retake the examination. With the result alone, it can be concluded that these students still view English as a foreign language and majority of them are still not used to the language.
According to a data from the GMSSS or Government model senior secondary school, the Sector 18 shows that there are 26 students who did not pass the English subject while in Section 37 there are six students who did not pass the subject as well.
There has been confirmation from various school heads, more importantly in periphery schools, such as GMSSS Karsan, GSSS Raipur, GSSS Mauli Jagran, GSSS Dhanas, GSSS Behlana, among many others that many of their students are still having a hard time with English.
According to the president of SSA or Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teacher’s Association, Arvind Rana, there are two reasons why many students fail in English and this is due to the CCE or Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation which states that the student must be passed no matter how few or many the knowledge of the student. Another reason is that the government school educators are already overburdened. Because they are required to organize multiple activities, they were not able to give more time for the children.
Rubinderjit Singh Bar, director for school education, commented and said that majority of the periphery students are finding it hard to read as well as write in the English language. There are about 1,500 students that will be retaking the exam. There are already plans in place to conduct remedial classes for government school students who are weak in the English subject.
Complains are also coming from the principal of Bhavan Vidyalaya School, Vineeta Arora who is in Sector 27. She said that even her best students have gotten low marks when it comes to English. She believed there is something wrong with the particular centre since it never happened before. If you are thinking of teaching English as foreign language, visit Entrust TEFL.

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