Content, Language Integrated Learning Centre to open at Manipal University

Mangaluru Nov 4 :  The Research and Training Centre of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) India Project led by Manipal University will be inaugurated on Monday.

Chairman of the People’s Linguistic Survey of India (PLSI) Ganesh N Devy will deliver the inaugural address.

Foreign language inspector at Italy’s ministry of education Gisella Lange will deliver the keynote address on new visions for CLIL in Europe and Italy. Diplomat in-charge of education affairs at the Embassy of Spain, New Delhi Ignacio Vitorica will also be present.

Similar centres will open this week in Pune, Chandigarh and Puducherry to promote multilingual pedagogy, mother-tongue- based education, and innovative teaching, learning practices. They will also liaise with local schools and BEd. colleges to train teachers and help students learn better.

Speaking on the role the centres, principal co-ordinator of the project Neeta Inamdar, said, “All the centres will make a concerted effort to build students’ proficiency in two languages with considerable emphasis on the mother tongue. The CLIL centre in Manipal will focus on Kannada language”.

According to PLSI 10 percent of the world’s languages which are vulnerable to extinction are spoken in India.