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Learning Languages at Elementary Level 1 – Understanding Language

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Unit 1 : What is Language?

  • 1.0 Introduction
  • 1.1 Learning Objectives
  • 1.2 Scope
  • 1.3 Language and Grammar
  • 1.3.1 Sound System of Language
  • 1.3.2 Word Formation
  • 1.3.3 Sentence Formation
  • 1.3.4 Discourse Structure
  • 1.4 Standard Language
  • 1.5 The Psychological Aspect of Language
  • 1.6 The Social Aspect of Language
  • 1.7 Language and Literature
  • 1.8 Language Proficiency
  • 1.9 Let Us Sum Up
  • 1.10 Suggested Readings and References
  • 1.11 Unit-End Exercises

Unit 2 : Indian Languages

  • 2.0 Introduction
  • 2.1 Learning Objectives
  • 2.2 Linguistic Diversity in India
  • 2.2.1 A picture of India’s linguistic diversity
  • 2.2.2 Language Families of India and India as a Linguistic Area
  • 2.3 What does the Indian Constitution say about Languages?
  • 2.4 Categories of Languages in India
  • 2.4.1 Scheduled Languages
  • 2.4.2 Regional Languages and Mother Tongues
  • 2.4.3 Classical Languages
  • 2.4.4 Is there a Difference between Language and Dialect?
  • 2.5 Status of Hindi in India
  • 2.6 Status of English in India
  • 2.7 The Language Education Policy in India
    • – Provisions of Various Committees and Commissions
    • – Three Language Formula
    • – National Curriculum Framework-2005
  • 2.8 Let Us Sum Up
  • 2.9 Suggested Readings and References
  • 2.10 Unit-End Exercises

Unit 3 : Language Learning and Teaching

  • 3.0 Introduction
  • 3.1 Learning Objectives
  • 3.2 First Language Acquisition
  • 3.2.1 The Biological Adaptation of the Human Body for Language.
  • 3.2.2 The Role of Environment.
  • 3.2.3 Stages of Language Acquisition
  • 3.3 Second Language Acquisition/Learning
  • 3.3.1 Can Second Language be ‘acquired’ like the First Language?
  • 3.3.2 How can we Help Children to ‘acquire’ their Second Language?
  • 3.3.3 What is the role of ‘learning’ in developing competence in the Second language?
  • 3.3.4 Does our First Language interfere with the Learning of our Second Language?
  • 3.4 Methods of Language-Teaching
  • 3.4.1 Grammar Translation Method
  • 3.4.2 Direct Method
  • 3.4.3 Audio Lingual Method
  • 3.4.4 Communicative Method
  • 3.4.5 Natural Approach
  • 3.5 Let Us Sum Up
  • 3.6 Suggested Readings and References
  • 3.7 Unit-End Exercises

This study material was originally published on the National Institute of Open Schooling – NIOS website as part of the study material for the Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed) programme.


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