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Feb 10, 2009

Workshop Conducted By Karadi Tales

Principals and teachers of Coimbatore were offered some new insights into language learning at “The Science of Language Learning and Karadi Path” workshop conducted by Karadi Tales and Isha Vidya Schools in the city on Saturday. The workshop focused on the neurological and pedagogical aspects of language learning and the differences between mother tongue, first language and second language.


According to a release from C.P.Viswanath, Director, Karadi Tales Company, every normal child learns his or her mother tongue with great ease. Children who grew up in multilingual environments also picked up multiple languages easily. Yet, schools struggled to teach language. In a majority of matriculation schools in Tamil Nadu, the students learned all their subjects in English without achieving proficiency in the language. This made the education process extremely stressful and inefficient. Language learning was an intuitive process. The key to easy and effective learning of language was to mirror the mother tongue process.



Through ‘Karadi Path,’ an English learning programme, Karadi Tales provided teachers the tools and necessary training to bring mother tongue approaches into the classroom. The 72-hour programme was structured using multi-sensorial devices and methods borrowed from music and physical training. The modules included ‘Action Path,’ ‘Music Path,’ and ‘Story Path.’ It could be effectively implemented even by teachers who were not very fluent in English. Karadi Path had been used by Government schools in Goa and Tamil Nadu. Now, it was being introduced to private schools in Tamil Nadu too.

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