I am looking for some Information on schools for 7th grade which offers
other foreign languages instead of Hindi and Marathi as compulsory
subjects in ICSE boards at Pune?
My kid studied in USA till 6th grade and now seek admission to th grade
and never studied Hindi or Marathi.
Any suggestions will be helpful.Which is better ICSE or CBSE for 7th grade kid ?Lot of worries for the change.TIASJ
We are also us based and will go back to Pune next year. We are also in process of identifying school and syllabus info. As far as I know after 7th you can choose foreign language but for 6th Hindi or Marathi is second language. My son speak both Hindi and Marathi but he never learned it as academic. So we taught him basic letters and now we r taking online classes for Hindi from Indian tutor. This might ease the process. You can also check with Indus school as it's international School and might have option for launguage. The fees is very high is what I heard . I believe speaking confertably in Hindi makes the transition quick.would love to hear your thoughts as well.
Is there any board/school in Pune/Mumbai that has no Hindi/Marathi? Else, is there any board/school that has a structured approach to teaching Hindi/Marathi & does not try to teach advanced Hindi/Marathi till 4th/5th Std?
My daughter barely speaks Hindi and has never used Marathi.
In 1st standard (Euroschool), she suddenly has to read/learn Hindi & Marathi including sentences.
The teaching for English is structured/gradual, starting from slanting lines to the alphabets to words, spread over 2-3 years. You can see that it is planned & some thought has gone into it. Same with Maths, Science, etc.
But, for Hindi & Marathi, there does not seem to be any structure or gradual progression.
The lack of structure in teaching Hindi/Marathi is extremely annoying.
P.S. Children can also learn English easily due to the quantity of English cartoons, apps,games, etc. Hindi/Marathi cartoons, apps, games are of much lower quality & can't hold the interest of children.
So, is there any board/school in Pune/Mumbai that has no Hindi/Marathi? Else, is there any board/school that has a gradual, structured approach to teaching Hindi/Marathi & does not try to burden children?
Not sure if any board runs without Hindi/ Marathi till 4th. My son used to be in millennium national school till 3rd.. and that time in grade 3 also they were not so much into writing and reading. It was more of knowing words . Ex: body parts in Marathi , introduction to Marathi letters etc.. no exam conducted for Marathi.It was more of making them ready with interest . Hindi was not part of syllabus till 4th grade. The school follow cbsc pattern but reference books are mostly ncert . This was 3 yrs back. You can check with school for recent structure. Euro school is not so much structured is what I heard .Other schools are following defined n designed syllabus for both Marathi n Hindi.
For the past few days I have been doing some research and Cambridge board or IB might be an option for you to check for your criteria. Please check on that. -- SJ
@Pag123 and @slicksj Thanks for the suggestions