Languages can be considered as the medium of the most effective way of communication. The language that becomes a part of you or rather becomes your thinking is directly dependent on circumstantial conditions and conditioning.
However, one’s mother tongue is almost genetically programmed to link you to your culture, traditions and values.
For us Indians, English can never exude that magic of emotions which our mother tongue can. India is a land of myriad languages, traditions and cultural activities. Even though only 22 languages have been considered as official by the constitution of India, we can boast of having 1,599 languages. Many of them are dialects restricted to specific regions and many of them are on the verge of extinction because of sheer non-usage in the recent past.
AIMA, as we step into our 36th year, is expanding its horizon to touch upon this necessity of the hour to take the magic, glory and beauty of these native languages to the children of Bharat who are spread over the globe. It is our earnest hope and wishes that this connection with languages triggers and sets off a beautiful life long bond between the youth and the glorious tradition of this beautiful country.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The proficiency of languages for each person is of varying degrees and this is linked to the purpose and need of the use of the language.
“Learning another language is not only learning different words but learning another way to think about the different ethos of living.”
To master a language is a long-term commitment. However, learning a language to experience the nuances of it and effectively communicate with a native speaker is very much attainable with a little inclination, observation, discipline and commitment. This is what is packaged in MatruBhasha@AIMA, Learn a language program.
WHAT DO WE DO?
- We get the basics right.
- We orient them to the nuances and soul of language and its woven culture.
- We work on the pronunciation aspects and the basic grammar and also make them aware of the regional slangs.
- We increase their vocabulary and word bank.
- We make them practise speaking and listening.
- We make them practise through language exchange by facilitating them to talk to native speakers.
- We help them shed their inhibitions of conversing in their mother tongue by creating small skits in the group itself.
- The best way to get closer to a language is through constant exposure and we create fun-filled opportunities for the same.