Magic English-SLL creates an English environment for classrooms. Using the unique Karadi Path pedagogy, ME-SLL creates an immersive audio-visual learning environment for children from non-English backgrounds. It takes children from literacy to proficiency, and empowers teachers with innovative learning resources. The programme comes with round the year training and support on the field.
Over the last few years, Karadi Path has demonstrated high levels of impact and outcome in government, tribal and social welfare schools across a varied range of demographics with the support of Government departments, foundations, trusts and international agencies and grant funding (like Read Alliance, Millennium Alliance).The outcome assessments ascertain the effectiveness of the programme
The Karadi Path Magic English SLL programme is a three-level/ three-year immersive English language with each level comprising of 72 sessions of 40 minutes each which is packed with enjoyable activities and intensive learning.
ME- SLL for Functional Literacy (3 years): The programme supports students from non-English backgrounds to begin to comprehend English, listen to and recognize familiar usage, respond appropriately, read basic sentences by sight, and initiate speech. The students form a bond with the language, shed the fear of English, and display an eagerness to use the language in everyday contexts.
ME-SLL for Academic Literacy (2 years): The programme at this stage helps students who are becoming functional users of English, to apply language for academic purposes. The student, here, is encouraged to listen to and read basic academic materials in Science and Mathematics in English and make sense of the content.
Teaching English is always a challenging job for government school teachers. The quality of teachers, quality of pedagogy and the materials used for English teaching and learning are important. In this regard, the MoU (for Joyful Reading Project) that we had entered into with Karadi Path is phenomenal and the results are overwhelming.
The Karadi Path programme started in 2013 in collaboration with the Directorate of Education in 6 talukas of Goa. We have children coming from different backgrounds in our schools. After the introduction of Karadi Path, children have learnt a lot of words in English, they know to read text, and they know to read the feedback chart that is given to them. Students enjoy the lyrics of the songs, they love humming the tunes, and in some cases, teachers have said that they themselves have improved their vocabulary.
Without verbal explanation, Karadi Path uses acting and miming. So, the students are easily able to identify and remember words. The teachers themselves enjoy the process of learning and this enthusiasm is transferred to the students. You need English in all walks of life so the Karadi Path programme equips one to face the world better.
Our school is a Marathi medium school. I have the habit of speaking in my mother tongue, i.e. Marathi, in class. Because of the Karadi Path classes, I now talk to the students in English. I have also improved my vocabulary and pronunciation. After taking Karadi Path classes, the students are able to understand words which were completely unknown to them before.
The school initiated new-age academic reforms such as e-learning classrooms, interactive learning for students and English-speaking and writing through the Karadi Path programme. This has positively impacted the students' understanding of concepts and simplified the learning process of English, Maths and Science subjects.
The Karadi Path programme is absolutely good! The children have become smarter, they speak English, their pronunciation has improved, and they are very active.
Project Karadi Path run by Maharashtra Tribal Development Department is a good initiative for the upliftment of tribal students. It has made teachers and students think and act more.
Government school students did not have the confidence to come forward and do any activity in English. After the implementation of Karadi Path, they have overcome this fear and have also improved their English skills. I also enjoyed the Karadi Path training and classroom sessions.