At what age should English be taught? November 11, 2009Posted by Philip Clegg in English for Progress.
Tags: British Council, British Council India, ELT conference, English for Progress, English Next India, Primary education, Third Policy Dialogue
I’m going to be moderating a session titled ‘Education for all’ on the second day of the conference. This parallel session aims to throw light on the experiences and challenges faced by state governments when trying to implement English across the primary level. One question that always crops up when we talk about primary English education is; at what age should English be taught? As well as focussing on the child, this question often raises important issues surrounding a primary teacher’s English language proficiency, their educational background and their experience and qualifications. What are your views on implementing English at the primary level?