The Delhi government is inviting applications from the students of government schools to enroll in the ‘Spoken English’ course to enhance their speaking skills in the widely spoken English language.
According to a notification released by the Directorate of Education, NCR, Delhi, the programme has been organised in collaboration with the British Council, India-McMillan Education, Academy for Computers Training (Gujarat) and Trinity College London.
Who can apply for ‘Spoken English’ course launched by Delhi government?
In order to enroll in ‘Spoken English’ course students must fulfill the following criteria:
- He/she must be a full-time regular student who has taken the Class 10 board exams
- He/she must have passed in three subjects other than English in the Pre-Board Examinations.
What is the last date for enrolment?
According to a tweet by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tweeted, the last date for enrolling into the ‘Spoken English’ course is 23 May, 2018.
Where will this course be conducted?
The course would be conducted in selected schools run by the Directorate of Education (DoE)
When will this course begin?
This course will be conducted from June, 2018.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also expressed his happiness over the decision by tweeting as, "Government school students mostly come from economically poor backgrounds. When I meet them, this was their biggest demand - Sir, 'hame English bolna sikhwa dijiye.' (Sir, help us to learn spoken English). I am so happy this course is now starting for government school students."
This is sighted as an important step by the Delhi govt towards making the government schools a viable, high-quality alternative to expensive private schools.