Saturday, 7 July 2012

Vikasana - English PPT Lessons - Bridge Course by Karnataka Examination Authority

Vikasana - English PPT Lessons by Karnataka Examination Authority 
Please click on the links given below to get access to these Grammar Lessons - Bridge Course
'Vignanadapathadadeyalli Nimmanadige'
Accessible Science Education for All
Dear Students,
                 You have just completed SSLC examination.  We are sure you must have done well in the examination. Till your results are announced it is time to relax and plan for your course choice in PUC. You may already be engaged in dicussions with friends and family on this.

                           To make Science easy and intersting to you the department has introduced a Bridge Course for you. This is the “Bridge Curriculum”  in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology for you. Lecturers shall teach these topics for you through Doordarshan. This Bridge Curriculum coaching starts in 16th April 2012. This continues for another three months. This programme will be  telecast on all 7 days of a week.  This programme will be telecast in the night between 9:15pm and 10:00pm. You must devote 45 minutes for this . You can watch this programme from where ever you are. There is no need for cable connection also. The detailed time table is hosted on the PU website : and KEA website: .

                        We know  by this time that you must have decided which stream ie.,  Arts/ Commerce/ Science  to opt for in PUC. This is the right time for you to watch this programme and take a decision. There is a myth that Science is difficult. It is not so in reality. If you have aptitude/interest/ ability you can join Science Stream. Language should not be a barrier. If you have studied in Kannada medium, prescribed text Books in Kannada medium for First PUC are available.  There will be no confusion regarding the selection of the text books from this year onwards.  Like your school books the Department  has prescribed text books in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology for I PUC from the academic year 2012-13.
                      The content material to be used for teaching  is on the website. You can download it.  While watching the programme keep this material before you. You  can   keep an exercise book and note down the important points while the TV lesson is going on.   There will be home assignment questions  on the website. You have to answer these questions. Answer key will also be hosted on the website . You can compare your answer with the answer provided by the teacher and correct the same. Thus watching this programme you will be spending your time usefully and learn many new concepts. Concepts would become clear to you. This would motivate you to learn further.  If you have any doubt you can clarify it by asking questions through e-mail. You can send your questions to this e-mail id

      First year PUC Text Books prescribed by the Department will be available in the market by this  month end.
(There are 6 text books and 3 lab manuals prescribed)
1.      Physics part I
2.      Physics Part II
3.      Chemistry Part I
4.      Chemistry Part II
5.      Mathematics
6.      Biology.
7.      Lab manual Physics
8.      Lab manual Chemistry
9.      Lab manual Biology
10.      Exemplar Problems Physics
11.      Exemplar Problems Chemistry
12.      Exemplar Problems Mathematics
13.      Exemplar Problems Biology

We hope all these initiatives taken by the Department should help you in realizing your aim and goal.

Best wishes
Please click on the links given below to get access to these Grammar Lessons - Bridge Course

Sl NoDateDaySubjectStudy Materials / PPT

Sentence Structure

Verbal Forms

Use of past tense

Use of Present Tense

Modal Auxiliay Verbs

Use of Auxiliary Verbs

Figures of Speech

Home Assignment and Answers- 1
Home Assignment and Answers - 2


Voice Forms

Question Forms

Phrasal Verbs

Degrees of Comparision


Reported Speech-I

Reported Speech-II

Expressing Ability

Expressing Possibility and Probility

Use of Present, Perfect and Past Tense
Study Materials

Sunday, 8 January 2012

English Language - Dreams and Reality

Dreams and Realities: Developing Countries and the English Language
Global demand for English is continuing to grow. Governments increasingly recognise the importance of English to their economies and societies, and individuals see English as a tool that can help them to fulfil their personal aspirations. However, there are complex issues and challenges associated with this scenario. This volume draws together a range of voices from around the world, addressing issues such as:
  • the perceptions of individuals and communities of the role and benefits of English
  • language policy and the introduction of effective change in education systems
  • the use of the mother tongue or English, as a medium of education
  • the role of 'local Englishes' and their use alongside global standard English
  • equity: the widening of access to English
  • the contribution of English to national and international development
  • the role and challenges of English in 'fragile' situations.

Edited by Hywel Coleman

You can download the papers individually below, or as the complete book. The papers in this volume will also be available to buy at
Dreams and Realities: the complete book4.21 MB
1. Developing countries and the English language: Rhetoric, risks, roles and recommendations145.55 KB
2. Challenges for language policy, language and development176.69 KB
3. Language policy, politics and development in Africa185.19 KB
4. Language policy in education and the role of English in India: From library language to language of empowerment310.25 KB
5. Allocating resources for English: The case of Indonesia’s English medium International Standard Schools251.1 KB
6. English education, local languages and community perspectives in Uganda235.34 KB
7. Student perceptions of English as a developmental tool in Cameroon246.85 KB
8. English language in Africa: An impediment or a contributor to development?217.94 KB
9. A ‘Matthew Effect’ in English language education in a developing country context237.82 KB
10. Language and migration: The social and economic benefits of learning English in Pakistan211.77 KB
11. English and development in Eritrea204.34 KB
12 The discourse of ‘English as a language for international development’: Policy assumptions and practical challenges205.98 KB
13. More than just ‘technology’: English language teaching initiatives as complex educational changes218.03 KB
14. English as the language for development in Pakistan: Issues, challenges and possible solutions234.85 KB
15. English as a tool for conflict transformation721.98 KB
16. English language teaching in fragile states: Justifying action, promoting success and combating hegemony281.2 KB