BENGALURU: Those who join Bachelor of Education (BEd) courses at Bangalore University may have to learn a foreign language from the next academic year.
The university is thinking of introducing one foreign language in BEd courses.
The issue was discussed at the Academic Council meeting when some senior members expressed the need for introducing a foreign language. The members unanimously agreed and decided to introduce German or French from next year.
With Kendriya Vidyalayas and some private schools in the State introducing German as a language for study, the Academic Council members felt it is time to impart the methodology of teaching foreign languages to aspiring teachers.
Vice-chancellor B Thimme Gowda told reporters, “As the House has expressed its desire for introducing foreign languages in BEd courses, we will consider it from the upcoming academic year and choose a language based on its popularity.”
“We will look at job opportunities in the market and decide between French and German. When we introduce a foreign language, we will impart the methodology of teaching a subject like all other subjects,” Prof Gowda said.
Meanwhile, committees constituted by the state Higher Education Council are working on a uniform evaluation and internal assessment system at all universities, he said.