A report on English Day
As per the School Dairy, the English Department of the Senior Section, Tibetan Children’s Village School, Upper Dharamsala, observed English Day on September 14, 2017. The main goal of observing such a day is to highlight the importance of English language in our daily lives and to create an input-rich environment for language acquisition and learning. The observance is expected to create a renewed focus on the language use amongst teachers and students in the daily classroom interaction of all subjects. The main program of English Day was held in the school auditorium during the morning assembly. The day began with the recitation of school prayer – Ganglo ma (Manjushri) – in English language. The theme of this year English Day was DRAMA. After the Manjushri recitation, there was a dramatic extract by the couple of students from class XI followed by the enactment of the play Bishop’s Candlesticks by class IX and Julius Caesar by class X students.
In the fifth and sixth period there was a book fair by class VI students in the corridor of their classes.
The whole day was observed as English speaking day and students and teachers were required to speak in English. This is meant to create an English speaking ethos and classroom culture, which again form an important part of comprehensive and meaningful language inputs. Even though it was strictly observed for only one day, we hope that many teachers and students will carry forward this approach in their classroom discussions and interactions.
Secretary, English Department