A foundation upon which other standards may be richly built, this program is designed to help students in India to take a bold step towards confident and effective communication in English.
We have often heard from parents and teachers alike that a significant majority of students in India do not feel confident communicating in English – especially since English is not their native language. The issue exists irrespective of whether the student is enrolled in a school that offers English or a local language as the medium of instruction. Complicating that further are additional levels of difficulty in following multi-media material that are presented by native English speakers with accents distinct to their places of origin.
CREA believes that communication skills are essential for the successful future career of a student. In today’s competitive world, where effective communication skills are among the most sought-after qualities that set students up for success in career and in life – they need to have a solid understanding of the English language. Being less than confident, especially in English, could therefore limit a student’s potential for maximizing her/his opportunities for higher learning, and may also hinder career progress and growth in a global scale.
ECE Program Outline
The Essentials of Communication in English™ (ECE) is built on the sound basis of communication principles and practical training methodologies from the United States. We believe that the bedrock of effective communication is content! And as such, there is no alternative to reading and writing more – if a student wishes to be a strong communicator.
We have built an intensive communication program that helps students build their:
Each of these skills is an integral part of the communication process and as such, is a critical component of building a solid foundation in both formal and informal communication in English.
Moreover, each of these skills goes on a continuum of development from the foundational abilities in the ECE program to a higher level of mastery in Effective Communication for Students™ program – each suitable for students in different levels of their current communication abilities.
What makes the Essentials of Communication in English™ (ECE) program different from others?
ECE is NOT an English language education program. It is NOT designed to substitute existing English language curriculum that is taught in the school. ECE aspires to strengthen students’ abilities in elementary and middle school grades to have more fluent, high quality, and accurate English communication.