Students at the lower primary level in the state can now learn English through animation films, digitalised versions and interactive activities. The interactive DVD in English for classes I and II was released at Government TTI, Manacaud, here on Tuesday.
Releasing the DVD, Education Minister P K Abdu Rabb said that the animations and the interactive activities in the DVD would help the children to learn the language in an easy way. It is for the first time in the country that an interactive DVD for learning English for primary children is being introduced.
Rabb said that the DVD would help in building enthusiasm in the children for the language.
Health Minister V S Sivakumar, who received the first copy of the DVD, said that English education was the need of the hour.
The SCERT had taken the initiative to prepare the DVD as the children in the primary level were not getting the real benefit of English education for the past so many years.
The interactive DVD is a novel initiative in the Indian context prepared by the State Council of Educational and Research and Training (SCERT). The DVDs would benefit nearly eight lakh students in the 11,000 schools and 200 multi-grade learning centres (MGLCs) in the state.
A team of 15 teachers from across the state prepared the screenplay and storyboard of the DVDs with the technical support of the Centre for Development of Imaging Technology (C-DIT).
Mayor K Chandrika, SCERT Director K A Hashim and SCERT research officer K T Dinesh were also present at the function.