Hyderabad: To make students learn Indian languages, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will adopt the three-language formula from the next academic year. The CBSE may not include foreign languages such as German and French in the three-language formula from the next academic year. Students, who want to learn foreign languages, should take them as a fourth or fifth language.
Under the new plan, a student will have to take up three Indian languages listed in Eighth Schedule of the Cons-titution, one of which could be English.
Mrs Kutty Paul, HoD English, Bhavans School Sainikpuri, said, “The three-language formula is important as we are neglecting our Indian languages. Most of the kids are not able to speak their mother tongue. Command over the mother tongue is more important than learning any other language.’’
She added, “Teachers and principals are happy with the decision to introduce the three-language formula from the next academic year as it is better than the current language formula.” Anjali Razdan, vice-chairperson of Hyderabad Sahodaya Schools, said, “Currently, the three-language formula exists up to VIII grade. As far as foreign languages are concerned, they exist under the optional category. The whole world is getting connected. We do hope that the education will broaden the outlook.”...