CBSE has asked its schools to train their students in speaking and listening skills to improve their diction and communication skills.
The CBSE has proposed a formal testing of speaking and listening skills in the form of Formative Assessments (FAs), in English at secondary and senior secondary levels from the academic year 2013-14.
In its latest circular to all the schools affiliated with the central board, the CBSE has envisaged that all language skills need to be integrated into the school English language curriculum.
The circular says, “In today’s world, where national and international boundaries have no real meaning for the global citizen, the English language has acquired the role of a crucial medium of communication. It has become the language for knowledge seeker as we move towards a knowledge-based economy,’’