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Challenges of teaching language in divese classroom | b.ed notes


Challenges of teaching language in divese classroom 


Linguistic Diversity

Linguistic diversity is also called multilingualism. Multilingualism is an integral part of Indian culture. India is a multilingual country with more than 1000 languages ​​spoken here.

Despite such diversity, many linguistic and cultural touches bind India as a single linguistic region.

Studies on multilingualism have shown that multilingualism helps rather than hinders communication in society.

Therefore, instead of suppressing it, our education system should try its best to maintain and encourage it. Keeping this in mind, the three-language formula (1968 education commission of the state government) was implemented.


Benefits and needs of multilingualism in teaching 


Multilingualism, also a distinctive feature of India's language landscape, is the task of the creative language teacher to make it a part of the classroom strategy.

Due to being from different linguistic background, there are differences in the pronunciation of words in children, no one can be left behind on the basis of linguistic background.

Children who speak 2 languages, not only have a better command over other languages, but also show more creativity at the academic level. Along with this, social tolerance is also found more in them.


Bilingual children have better conceptual ability than other children. They are skilled in dealing with situations of various levels.

 This has many benefits like reduction in the number of school dropouts, improvement in academic achievement, increase in self esteem of the students.

By using their mother tongues by the students in the classroom, the students are able to keep their thoughts easily, due to which the teaching-learning process goes on smoothly.


Using different languages ​​in the classroom is also a means of cultural exchange. Using different languages ​​gives all students an opportunity to understand each other's language. And apart from respecting their mother tongue, they also learn to respect the languages ​​and cultures of others.

Multilingualism Builds Children's Identity Studies on multilingualism suggest that bilingualism or multilingualism enhances cognitive growth, social tolerance, broad thinking, and levels of intellectual achievement. That is why languages ​​can be used as a resource in schools.


Difficulties of teaching language in a linguistically diverse classroom 


1. The challenge of developing communication skills in children - To develop communication skills in children, control and proficiency in language is essential. But due to the influence of regional languages, many types of problems arise in this.

2. Challenges in developing linguistic skills in students – Due to linguistic diversity, students face challenges in the development of multiple linguistic learning skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing). Because of the influence of the regional language, it can also have an impact on linguistic skills.


3. The challenge of a teacher having knowledge of different languages ​​– It is difficult for a teacher to have knowledge of different languages. Which continues to be a problem in teaching-learning process in multilingual classroom.

4. Lack of interest and inclination of students towards language – One of the problems of language teaching due to language diversity is that students lack interest and inclination towards language. Due to which the task of language teaching becomes more challenging.


To Solve the problem of teaching in Diverse Classroom


To facilitate the teaching-learning process in a multilingual classroom, the teacher should create a rich linguistic environment.

There should be similarity between the language of the child's school and the language of the home and neighborhood

The three language formula needs to be implemented in its original spirit so that children can get multilingual education right from the beginning.

Primary level school education should be given to the children in their mother tongue, so that the teaching-learning process becomes simple and easy for the students.


During the teaching process in a multilingual classroom, the teacher should always provide opportunities for the students to speak in their mother tongue.

The teacher should treat all students equally, and respect everyone's language and ideas.

All the students should be given equal opportunity in the process of getting desired education, so that no student should consider himself weak.