Proficiency In English

An education programme with an aim to improve speaking, reading and writing of English for children in middle school.

Improving English language competencies

The Proficiency in English programme aims to improve skills in English language speaking, reading and writing of students between grades 4 to 8. It is implemented in conjunction with the Centre for British Teacher & Education Services, Hyderabad.

An initial preparatory training was provided for teachers in how to provide skill-based inputs to students. Additionally, regular trainings are also delivered to teachers to enable them to teach the current English curriculum effectively. Teachers are also encouraged to actively use resource materials like flashcards, charts, audio-visual equipment handbooks and workbooks, as well as incorporate rhymes & vocabulary building content as part of the teaching process.

There has been a marked improvement in student attendance since the implementation of PIE. The intervention uses fun activities to make the English language more engaging to students, including the setting up of “English Committees” at schools to allow children to work in groups on improving their English language skills.

Curriculum and materials are consistently updated alongside frequent assessments and onsite support to teachers, to ensure smooth functioning of the programme.

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Our progress.

As of today,

26,579 students

are learning to speak in English.

Stories from the villages.

The impact and transformation that we have created breathe through the community of Yadgir. We continue to learn from them and use their experiences to create a more personalised approach.

English Vinglish
Proficiency in English

Yellappa was a shy student. He had difficulties in understanding and learning concepts. He was not confident about reading and writing english. Through Kalike’s Proficiency in English program, Yellapa today is confident about reading aloud in the class, his comprehension skills have shown marked improvement and he also actively participates in various class events. He has won several prizes for hand writing, reciting rhymes, etc.

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The Joy of Reading
Library

The library was restructured and renovated in this village and village school, but people wanted to safe guard the books than read it. Kalike’s Library program put a system in place through which students now are encouraged to borrow and read the books. The biggest recognition came when about 8 students opened their own school library.

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Little Library, Big World
Library

The Kalike library initiative not only sets up libraries in dedicated spaces in schools, but has also encouraged students to collect books and set up home libraries of their own.

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