Oxford University Press (OUP) has launched ‘Echoes’, a 10-level interactive English course that focuses on everyday communication and aims to develop listening-speaking skills of students across India. This special course was introduced for high-school students keeping in mind how they can use English to benefit their academic, social and career prospects in a global context.
Inclusion of interactive methods and techniques in the course will help students to speak fluently. Audio CDs are part of this course which will also help students gain confidence to face social situations and improve their academic performance.
Teaching pronunciation of words, words stress, sentence stress, pauses in long utterances, intonation are all part of this course.
Apart from Bangalore teachers, teaching faculty from National Public School, Delhi Public School, KLE group of schools and Sindhi High School were also present during the workshop.
OUP Managing Director Ranjan Kaul stated that when it comes to choosing comprehensive course for students of classes 1 to 10, Echoes focuses on enhancing oral communication skills of students. Kaul added, providing quality material to meet the requirements of both the teachers and learners is their first priority.