In a bid to promote language learning as a skill in Indian educational ecosystem, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has taken a remarkable initiative to install Digital Language Labs in their schools.
Today, the Digital Language Lab was inaugurated at Dr. Rajendra Prasad Kendriya Vidyalaya, ,President’s Estate, New Delhi by the First Lady of India, Mrs. Savita Kovind. The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank”, the Minister of Education (Govt. of India);Chairman of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan in the presence of Commissioner of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Ms. Nidhi Pandey; and Principal of Dr. Rajendra Prasad Kendriya Vidyalaya, Ms. Charu Sharma.
This turn-key project of Digital Language Lab has been successfully implemented by Globus Infocom Limited, a leading Make in India brand in Education Technology, which has successfully enabled Digital Language Labs in 100 Kendriya Vidyalaya Schools across the country.
The primary objective of the project is to enrich language learning in schools by blending traditional pedagogical methods with modern and technologically-equipped resources, to develop language (Hindi, English & Sanskrit) as a skill among students and to improve their proficiency in these languages and improve their communication skills which are essential for almost all professional careers.
Hon’ble Education Minister, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal said that “India has been a country of rich linguistic history with different languages spoken and read. The language lab will be a stepping stone towards developing different language knowledge among children which will further enable them to understand and implement for a better growth”.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Kiran Dham, CEO,Globus Infocomsaid, “Globus Infocom appreciates & is honoured to execute this noble initiative of Kendriya Vidyalaya to encourage students to develop language learning as a crucial skill which plays an important role in their holistic development.”
“Digital Language Labs make learning a very different and engaging experience, providing a welcome shift from traditional teaching methods & focusing more on the practical implementation of language concepts. It focuses specifically on the four basic language learning skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing to attain proficiency in a language. With a fun based learning structure, it offers students an effective solution with a structured academic curriculum to create a two-way environment in the classroom through complete linguistic immersion. “, she added.
The graphical interface of Digital Language Labs that includes photos, illustrations, charts, maps, diagrams, simulations increases information retention among students & provides in-depth understanding of concepts. The lab provides students with a conducive, focussed learning environment with individual systems, headphones & enthralling software to increase the pace of comprehension & individual learning. Infused with both computer-led and instructor-led teaching methods, it is a well-balanced amalgamation of technology and tradition to learning.