The ELTI, Rajasthan, Bikaner provides opportunity to the teachers to grow professionally by focusing on innovative techniques, methods and approaches of teaching English. It also seeks to help the teachers to acquire new skills to meet the changing needs of the learners, to develop reflective practitioners with their professional values and goals, to foster a research- based approach to curriculum development, to empower the teachers to act as change agents in their local contexts to embed communication and information technologies effectively into a wide range of modules and to evaluate the outcomes of these interventions.
Resources and Activities
Courses and Programmes
A state Institute established by Government of Rajasthan and sponsored by ELTISS, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
IASE, Campus, Opposite Dr. Karni Singh Stadium, Bikaner (Rajasthan) India 334001
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored By UGC and Implemented by EFL University, Hyderabad
Over the years English has been gaining more and more importance at the national and international levels. However, the teaching of English has not been satisfactory, particularly at the school level. English is perceived as one of the most difficult subjects by many learners. The job of teaching English at the elementary stage in most of the states is in the hands of those who may not have necessary qualifications and specialized knowledge for teaching it.
The District Centre Scheme sponsored by the University Grants Commission and implemented by the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad aims at bringing about a qualitative change in the teaching and learning of English in the country by setting up District Centres for English in the States and Union Territories and training teachers of English in applying new approaches and methods in actual classroom situations. The Scheme has been in operation since1985.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE DISTRICT CENTRE SCHEME
The University Grants Commission provides financial assistance through the English and
To provide saturation level training to all teachers of English in the State/UT, specially those in rural and backward region and areas, through short orientation courses supported by long-term course in the distance mode.
To offer need-based training to teachers on a sustained basis.
PROGRAMMES AT THE DISTRICT CENTRE
Ten-day Orientation Programmes are specially designed and produced by EFLUniversity, Hyderabad. The training orients the teachers to modern approaches, methods and techniques of teaching English in order to enable them to optimally use the prescribed materials effectively and develop the teachers' proficiency in English through a self learning package gifted to them on the course.
Correspondence-cum-Contact Course for the teachers who are willing to continue their learning and grow professionally after the ten-day training. The course intends to improve teachers' proficiency and professional competence in English. Three contact programmes of 25 days are conducted by the DCE. Successful teachers are awarded the Certificate in the Teaching of English- Secondary Level by the EFLU,
Need-based Courses are designed by the Resource Persons after the School visit and follow-up activities to cater the needs of the teachers.
Other Training Programmes, courses and workshops are conducted as per the local needs of the clientele.
The District Centre functions as a Resource Centre caters to the needs of the schools in the district. Among other resources, the DCE has a good library, a collection of audio and video materials on ELT, a computer with Internet facility. The Centre offers consultancy to Boards of School Education and Board of Examination.
Each Resource Centre has a Chief Resource Person and a Resource Person specially trained by the EFLU,
District Centre for English, IASE, Bikaner
The District Centre for English,
The Centre has conducted Spoken English Programmes for the students to enrich their knowledge of the language. Presently the centre is ready to launch some proficiency courses for the students and the general public.
Date of inception 16.01.2006
The Centre has tried to develop its own resources to strengthen itself academically and professionally. The faculty members participate in various innovative programmes like- presentation in the National Seminar, Publication of annual DC Journal, production of teaching materials for the teachers and attending various teacher training programmes conducted by SSA/RMSA. The DCE has also helped the Department of school education in preparing proposals for the new DCEs in the state.