Teaching foreign languages helps students in understanding different cultures. The study of foreign languages encourages the students to develop respect for other people. It fosters an understanding of the interrelation of language and human nature. It helps the learners to be prepared culturally and linguistically to function in today’s world. Learning foreign languages helps to develop analytical skills as well. It also structures thought and develops critical thinking, which are valuable skills for discussions and negotiations.
At Nalapad Academy, second language is taught in a fun way through various learning engagements to enhance LSRW skills. (Learning, Speaking, Reading and Writing). As of now, we offer Hindi and French as second languages. However, we look forward to introducing more languages in the coming years.
As you are all aware, over half a billion people worldwide speak Hindi. Hindi is the most common language spoken across India and also the world. It is based on Sanskrit which shares common ancestry with many other languages around the world.
French is the only language, alongside English, that is taught in every country in the world. More than 300 million people speak French across the five continents. French is the second most widely learned foreign language after English, and the fifth most widely spoken language in the world.
Facilitators at Nalapad Academy design the learning engagements like, arranging the letters to form correct spellings, rearranging the sentences with the right formation, JAM talk etc. This enables the students to learn vocabulary and sentence structures with ease while having fun.
Videos are also played during classes and questions are asked to know how well they are able to comprehend. This also helps the students to learn the pronunciation. French songs are also taught to them which helps them to participate in literary fests. As per our School’s vision, we also organise Language Acquisition Assemblies to celebrate the importance of learning languages to be global learners.