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ELT Policy Dialogue Conference. November 4, 2009

Posted by niqueluz in English for Progress.
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Hi folks.

Just trying out this new blog to see if i can navigatet it.  How did I do?

Looking forward to seeing you all in Delhi on 18th-20th November for what promises to be the biggest and best of our conferences so far!


1. Anupma Diddi - November 16, 2009

Sincerely hoping, a lot of good comes out of it all.

2. niqueluz - November 20, 2009

It’s going great Anupma. Lots of important issues being addressed by some great speakers. Don’t forget to catch all the sessions at

Anupma Diddi - November 22, 2009

Still trying to absorb all that was ‘served’ at the TPD: David’s research, Confident students on the stage, the success story of Tamilnadu, Columbia’s clear bilingual policy, , Martin’s roadmap for effective change, Chetan’s, straight from the heart, practical advice, Manish’s onslaught and George stuffing the elephant into the London double decker!

Jeez! i don’t recall the name of a single dish i ate.

3. niqueluz - November 22, 2009

Great to hear your thoughts on the topic!

On India’s best-selling English language author, Chetan B’s speech, I was mighty impressed on hearing of his principalled, humanitarian approach to publishing his novels. Retailing at just Rs. 95 across the country, Chetan echoed the sentiment of Mr Som Mittal (SM) Pres. Of Nasscom, who asserted that English as a driver for economic progress and development is a question of ‘access’.

CB has shown one thing: there are lakhs of people out there willing to pick up an English novel and give it a chance. That is a big deal, and well done Chetan Bhagat for that.

4. Anupma Diddi - November 22, 2009

If tribals in Bastar are reading CB’s books and self-teaching themselves English, i guess the academically marginalised in cities too can give it a shot. Thinking of gifting a dozen of CB’s books to a school library in Mumbai and following it up with a book discussion.

What do you think, will it do anybody any good?

5. Anupma Diddi - November 26, 2009

Is Chetan’s ‘talk’ online? Can i have the link please?

Stephen - November 27, 2009

We will be uploading the full talk soon to the YouTube section, and I’ll announce when it’s there. It is 47 mins long, so takes a bit of uploading! In the meantime you can see the text of his speech on his blog at http://bit.ly/4OdJ8o

Anupma Diddi - November 27, 2009

Thanks Stephen. I’ll wait for the uploading, i want to use it for ‘analysis’ with my IG students.

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