CBSE To Reintroduce Communicative English and Sanskrit for Class 9, 10 from 2022-23

CBSE To Reintroduce Communicative English and SanskritThe Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to reintroduce the Communicative English and Sanskrit from the academic year 2022-23 in class 9 and subsequently in class 10 in the year 2023-24.

CBSE is planning to offer English and Sanskrit at two levels from the Academic year 2022-23. The Board will offer communicative based
curricula which CBSE used to offer in these languages till the year 2018 in these languages. While communicative options in language courses offer content about communication skills and day-to-day language usage, core courses focus on poetry, dramas, and concept based reading and writing in the subject.

In a letter addressing the principals of all its affiliated schools, CBSE director (Academics) Joseph Emmanuel said, “In pursuance to recommendation of National Education Policy 2020 regarding availability of all subjects and corresponding assessments at two levels as per the needs and interest of students, CBSE is planning to offer English and Sanskrit at two levels from the academic year 2022-23 in class IX and subsequently in class X in the year 2023-24.The Board will offer communicative based curricula which CBSE used to offer in these languages till the year 2018 in these languages.”

“As NEP stresses on using an approach to learning that highlights the importance of real life contexts and enabling students to apply their knowledge in real life scenarios, communicative approach to languages would certainly develop the student’s competence to communicate in the target language (communicative competence), with an enhanced focus on real-life situations,” he added.

The NEP was approved by the Union cabinet in July last year.

Presently, the board is offering Mathematics (basic and standard) and Hindi (A and B) at two levels. The Union education ministry had in January announced that the CBSE will start offering English and Sanskrit at two-levels as well. “The NEP advocates offering all subjects at two levels to meet the interests and needs of all students. The board is in process of providing such an option in more subjects,” a senior official at the CBSE said.

The board has asked all its schools to provide tentative data on the number of students who might be interested in opting for communicative English and communicative Sanskrit in class 9 next year.

Author: HT Correspondent

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