The English Connection, an integrated skills course, highlights the holistic approach to language teaching and learning. The underlying principles of language learning advocated by the CBSE, i.e., learner autonomy, reflective thinking, creativity, and interactive learning, have been incorporated in the pedagogy that is embedded in the course content of the series.
Special features of the Coursebooks:
1. A wide range of poetry and prose from different literary genres to develop comprehension skills.
2. A carefully graded grammar syllabus with structures, comprehensive rules and tasks which leads to its usage.
3. A study skills section on spelling, pronunciation, dictionary research and punctuation.
4. Writing tasks to promote creative, imaginative and critical thinking skills.
5. Projects to develop interpersonal and reference skills as well as ability to process information.
6. Listening and speaking activities to help build oral-aural competence.
7. Values and life skills tasks to promote social and emotional awareness and a positive attitude.
Special features of the Workbooks:
1.Unit-wise thematic link of the workbooks to the coursebook.
2 Grammar section with additional practice exercises to consolidate the learning of the grammatical items from the corresponding unit of the coursebook.
3.Exercises to reinforce and extend the learner's vocabulary.
4.Writing tasks based on functional and creative activities to provide practice in both comprehension and composition.
Special features of the Literature Readers:
1.Reading selections that represent a variety of literary genres like poetry, drama, short story, and autobiography.
2. Tasks and exercises to encourage learners to understand and appreciate the texts.
3. Reading tasks to introduce the learners to literary appreciation and build analytical skills.
4. Notes on authors and poets along with suggested links for further reading to encourage learners to read extensively.
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