Palayathu Vayal Government Upper Primary School, Kolayad, Kerala
5th December 2016 – 14th December 2016
Since I was already introduced to the students and the teaching staff on my previous visit, I right away started with the teaching activities. To begin with, I started teaching the 5th standard students.
My introductory sentences were “Ente peru Avinash aanu. Enikku Malayalam ariyilla. Njan ivide ningalku English Padipikyan vannu.” (My name is Avinash and I don’t know Malayalam. I’m here to teach you English). This was received by smiling faces with the students unanimously saying that they would teach me Malayalam.
I first analyzed their current level of understanding and usage of English language to plot my course structure accordingly. They knew the alphabets and also understood some simple words, same as the remaining classes which I later taught. I taught them the usage of Nouns and Pronouns and then went on to help them understand interrogative words. The students were very enthusiastic and were eager to learn something new. With the help of the students, I translated and wrote the Malayalam alternatives for the English words and sentences which helped them understand the words and their usage simultaneously.