THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Baba Alexander is a person who has turned his weakness into strength. An educationist and founder of the ‘One World One Language’ movement, the trainer now feels English is a language which can bring things close together. The Calicut-based trainer and exponent of ‘Baba Easy English’ training centre in New Delhi had recently received an Award of Excellence 2017 in Dubai constituted by Indo Global Chamber of Commerce and Commonwealth Vocational University for his contributions in ‘Inspiring and Empowering People and Nations Through New Inventions and Innovations’.award from Dubai for his contributions.
From a person who has struggled through life and career because of his difficulty in grasping the language, Baba Alexander has come a long way. Using a set of different techniques to master the language, he has now come up to help others overcome the same. The educational reformer says, “I have had a hard time as I was weak in English. Gradually, I found out the different way to grasp the language, which made me think about so many others who are struggling with the language, missing so much of opportunities due to the same. That was how I came up with the ‘Baba Easy English’ style of learning.”
According to him, language is learnt naturally and is not something which is taught. Elaborating further, Baba says, “People learn certain words and eventually different languages only when they are able to put them to use in respective situations. People remember and learn things basically through images. That’s why I choose to make learners understand and learn words through image representation. People are given excercises based on situations, and eventually from words they are basically encouraged to build up sentences.”
Having given these 50-hours training sessions, sometimes free to children and others who are not otherwise able to, he has now started offering the ‘Baba Easy English’ course online. Yet another interesting fact is the lack of formal grammar in his spoken English training sessions. Having given training sessions in different cities, Baba Alexander feels that grammer need not be taught. “Grammer is something which one tends to automatically grasp once you learn the language. For instance, you don’t start learning Malayalam with grammer, which comes only later on,” says the trainer.
The proponent of ‘One World One Language’ movement, English is the language which can help unite people and countries. Coming up with the concept a few years back, he says, “Apart from being a language which can open a window of opportunities to many, it can make you a global citizen and unite everyone. If there is one language across the world, there would be harmony and no communal issues or fighting.
There are many countries which are still underdeveloped and backward because most of them still use their local
Apart from his ‘Spoken English’ training sessions and the concept of ‘One World One Language’ movement, he also gives meditation classes to those interested. Pointing out the importance of meditation in the contemporary stressful world, Baba Alexander says, “All our senses are under the control of our mind, which is very powerful. Mind can communicate through meditation.” He is also the founder secretary of the National Child Development Council, an NGO.