India is the land of cultural and linguistic diversities. To celebrate and enhance linguistic tolerance, the students of Hyderabad (India) will learn 22 languages in 22 days.
Within 22 days, students across the state will learn the basics of simple communication in 22 languages.
This is a part of ‘Bhasha Sangam Programme’ under the ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat’ campaign of the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development.
A senior official, Directorate, School Education.:
“The Union Government has come up with Bhasha Sangam to promote national integration. We have received the books which will be circulated to all schools across the state to learn languages.”
The languages learned will cover all the 22 Indian languages of Schedule VIII of the Constitution of India. Some of these are—Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Marathi, and Santhali.
The books will use QR Codes to help ease the learning process. Keep reading to know ‘how’.
QR Codes to facilitate students to learn languages
The Ministry of Human Resource distributed books with a dialogue of five simple and commonly used sentences in all the languages.
Each book has simple sentences in English, language concerned, and Devnagri scripts. These books are to be used by students during the morning assembly sessions and have a day-wise schedule for 22 days.
However, besides comprehending the sentences, it is also important to ensure that students learn their correct pronunciation. To do this, each book has a QR Code.
This QR Code, when scanned, will provide teachers and students with an audio of the sentence. Here we are calling this—an audio QR Code.
Students and teachers can use their smartphones to scan the QR Code with a QR Code scanning application.
Also read how teachers and authors now use QR Codes in classrooms and books respectively, to make learning interactive.
In addition to printed books, one can also find digital books on Government websites—Epathshala and Bhashasangam.
That’s all you need to know about QR Codes facilitating students to learn 22 languages.
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