The term communication always brings to us a picture of the conversation between two people; among a group of people;a telephonic conversation; a speech delivered to an audience; a teaching session or online chatting and something like that. And we always boast of having great communication skill with some ability to make use of beautiful words, phrases, proverbs, body language, facial expressions and so and so. Have you ever thought of a sort of communication which is inevitable in human life. It is purely silent in any sense. Silent communication? Yes entirely silent communication. It does not demand beauty of words nor the tricks to attract the audience. It is nothing else bur intra-personal communication.
The practice during the past in the case of language teaching or learning was actually learning about language not true language learning. What is the difference between language learning and learning about language? Are they same? Though the phrases seem to have similarity in its physical appearance, they are entirely different. They are different because they have got entirely different aims and objectives.
Language Across Curriculum is a modern concept that a foreign or second language should be taught out of the traditional language classroom by using contextual and content based language teaching methodologies throughout the school hours. Hence it demands that language learning should occur in language classroom as well as other subject classrooms.
Assistant Professor of Education, Keyi sahib Training College
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