English teaching in any Government school is a very challenging profession. While many may gesture truly, Evangeline Priscilla, who handles the subject in the Cheyyur government higher secondary school close Avinashi, would state singing would work. What’s more, that is the thing that she does – she sings lyrics and exercises to her heart out and moves understudies to ace the language.
“It all began when I started my teaching career in a private school in my hometown Yercaud. There I found a few teachers singing poems to the students and it was working well among the students,” Evangeline said.
Calling attention to there was a general idea that the administration school understudies would not be great at communicated in English, she stated, “Subsequent to changing to the taxpayer driven organization, I figured why I shouldn’t have a go at singing, with the goal that the understudies could without much of a stretch get it, what’s more, retain the ballads.”
She not only composes tunes for poems but also translates English poems to Tamil and sing them in both the languages. “Sometimes, it would be difficult for the students to understand the meaning of the poems and catch proper pronunciations. In this context, translating them to vernacular comes handy. Most of the students easily comprehend them and their scores in English have improved.
The 47-year-old instructor has likewise written a Tamil tune propelled by the national song of devotion. While she had just shown the tune to the understudies in her classes, she has been approached to educate the same to the remainder of the understudies in the school. Evangeline had packed away the ‘multi-faceted instructor’ grant in 1994. “I generally attempt to improve the understudies’ communicated in English. They would be instructed at any rate five new words a day,” she said.
Her students were all praise for her. “Her classes are never dull and her teaching approach has helped us develop an interest in English. Unlike earlier, we are not hesitant to communicate in English.”