School kids honing language skills, breaking the jinx
Pendoti Chandra Shekhar, a government teacher from Nizamabad district of Telangana is setting a good example of teaching English language to the rural children through poetry.
He is fine-tuning the language skills of the students with use of different methods and through continuous support to them. Many of Chandra Shekhar’s students, who were very skeptical about their English skills earlier, have started writing poems in English today.
Interacting with TS-Educom, Chandra Shekhar shared his passion towards English learning, his journey and style of teaching. Surprisingly, Chandra Shekhar himself failed in English subject when he was in intermediate but took a resolve to learn the language and opted for English language during his BA and MA.
Post Graduate in MA, Chandra Shekhar is a Model School teacher in Nandipet of Nizamabad district now. He is known for his English knowledge and a unique style of teaching today.
Passion for English helped him write 20 or more poems on different contentious topics so far. He started his teaching profession in the year 2006 and from then on he is teaching English to the rural students.
His poems were published in ‘Lab Academia’, an Allahabad based publication and were appreciated.
His poems are on Telangana, Abdul Kalam, Mother, Teacher and other important topics. His work including his students’ poems were published in ‘Poetry and You’ edition.
Few Poems of P Chandrashekhar
Immortal Missile-Hope Reborn- Published in Lab Academia
Heart of Telangana- Published in ‘Poetry and You’
A Plea for Mankind- Written for Hyderabad Literary Festival
Replying to a question, he said that he trained about 100 students to learn English and write poems. Several students from other government schools in the district were also inspired by his initiatives.
He teaches Grammar, Literature, Poems and other aspects to the students. Besides this he also runs few social media groups where he addresses the queries of members and helps them learn.
Many of Chandra Shekhar’s students have participated in different competitions and won prizes. He said, “Medium of instruction is English in Model Schools and if students are good at English they can understand other subjects better.”
Chandra Shekhar feels that phobia for English language among rural students was not much these days and students are inclining to learn and improve their skills.