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Understanding the language: Here's how spoken and written English are completely different

There is a world of difference between spoken and written English. In this column, Albert P' Rayan explores certain nuances of the two so that we understand the language a little better. Ready? 

Published on 17th October 2020
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Gurugram Class 8 student wins first Collins National Online Spelling Bee

The final went up to 12 rounds, where students were given words from the same band of difficulty level. 44 words were used in the final and Arjun's winning word was 'excusable'

Published on 6th October 2020
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Goodbye, Mister Grammar Nazi: Why being obsessed with grammatical accuracy is not the best idea 

This is what transpired when Dr Albert P'Rayan started a conversation on grammar and communication on Facebook. He made a few provocative statements and the following discussion ensued  

Published on 13th September 2020
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Here's why this Telangana teacher's belief that education must go on is turning kids into profs during the pandemic

The concept of a Village Learning Circle, where children in remote areas assume the role of a teacher and teach children nearby, is quite revolutionary

Published on 5th September 2020
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Teachers' Day: Why teachers should strive to become educators in the 21st century

Educators are not mere givers/sharers/creators of knowledge; they enable students to think creatively, critically and productively

Published on 5th September 2020
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These IIT-M grads are starting a Science, Math YouTube channel for Adivasi kids in the Paniya language

We speak to IITian-duo Maya and Deepak, who runs the YouTube channel Kathaadi. They tell us about how concepts of science and maths are made easy for rural children through their channel and more

Published on 26th August 2020
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This Maharashtra school uses walls of houses to impart lessons to poor students

Nearly 1,700 students from nearby areas study in the primary school and its secondary section Shri Dharmanna Sadul Prashala

Published on 25th August 2020
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Meet the Children’s Book writer who spent sleepless nights getting the NEP translated into Tamil

Selvan, who is known better as Vizhiyan, did not just translate the NEP, he also translated the 484 pages of the draft NEP previously and also a version of the Student Collective’s NEP Dictionary too

Published on 23rd August 2020
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Filthy rich or stinking rich: What do these phrases and others like 'to come of the blue' mean?

Albert P' Rayan responds to the questions that various readers posed. He talks about the usage of phrases like 'filthy rich', 'to come out of the blue' and many more  

Published on 22nd August 2020
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A guide to building your word power: It is important to know both the grammar and the vocabulary of a language

To learn any foreign language effectively, it is important to know both the grammar and the vocabulary of the target language

Published on 1st August 2020
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Chippersage is giving India's teachers the English edge they so desperately need. Here's how

How can speaking, learning or reading English open doors for you at many levels? Latha Srinivasan, Founder of Chippersage, tells us about their English programmes and how they are beneficial to all

Published on 8th July 2020
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This UK-based English language expert can jazz up your kids' English with a ten-day online course. Sign up NOW!

Help your children improve their grammar, public speaking skills, accent, pronunciation and writing via the Jazz Up Your English online workshop full of stories that are more than just that  

Published on 3rd July 2020
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Upgrade your English language skills: What is collocational competence?

Why is it important to develop collocational competence? It is not enough to teach grammar alone but it is also important to raise learners' awareness about collocations

Published on 27th June 2020
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Ready to be scienced? How to know more and then write about the Coronavirus

Without knowing anything about COVID-19 you are talking about the viral disease. First, get scienced and then write about the Coronavirus

Published on 13th June 2020
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Don't fight online education, alter education system to include yogic way of life: Dushyanth Sridhar

Indic Scholar Dushyanth Sridhar spoke about self-discipline, yoga, ancient versus modern medicine and the new normal at temples

Published on 7th June 2020

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