CBSE to reintroduce Communicative English and Sanskrit

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to reintroduce Communicative English and Communicative Sanskrit for Classes IX and X in the academic year 2022-23 and 2023-24 respectively, reported the Hindustan Times.  English and Sanskrit were offered at two levels- core and communicative until 2018-19.

While communicative options in language courses offer content about communication skills and day-to-day language usage, core courses focus on poetry, dramas, and concept based reading and writing in the subject. It has been reported that in a letter addressing the principals of all its affiliated schools, CBSE director (Academics) Joseph Emmanuel said, “In pursuance to recommendation of National Education Policy 2020 regarding availability of all subjects and corresponding assessments at two levels as per the needs and interest of students, CBSE is planning to offer English and Sanskrit at two levels from the academic year 2022-23 in class IX and subsequently in class X in the year 2023-24.The Board will offer communicative based curricula which CBSE used to offer in these languages till the year 2018 in these languages.”

It was further added that, “As NEP stresses on using an approach to learning that highlights the importance of real life contexts and enabling students to apply their knowledge in real life scenarios, communicative approach to languages would certainly develop the student’s competence to communicate in the target language (communicative competence), with an enhanced focus on real-life situations”.

Other than these two subjects, CBSE also offers Mathematics (basic and standard) and Hindi (Course A and B).

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