School Language Policy
The main aim of the school language policy is to enable students to study in the language of instruction along with the regional and national language. The school has English as the medium of instruction , Hindi as the host country language , and Kannada as the state language that are part of the curriculum.
The students inducted in the school come with a background of English language . From Grade 1 , they learn and familiarize themselves with Hindi and Kannada and then study the language according to the ability and age level specifications. This is also mandatory as per the requirement of the state and national language policy.
The school’s policy along with the inclusion of second language teaching and mother tongue language support that meets the needs of the student and reflects the principles of the programme.
The overriding aim of the English language curriculum is to enable all students to develop an ability to use and understand English language. Since language is spoken and written, this means the fullest possible development of capabilities in speaking, listening, reading and writing skills are developed.
Objective of the Language Policy Document
The language policy document endeavour s to consolidate philosophy and beliefs at Sunrise International School regarding language and its implementation in language teaching. It also aims to outline systems and strategies in place to support the development of English as well as advance and uphold the use of mother tongue in the school community. The main objectives are to prepare students for the challenges and opportunities of adult and working life and to celebrate the achievements of students and the school and communicate in the best possible manner.
All students are required to study a language other than English in the Primary, Secondary and High School levels of school. These languages in some cases is the continued study of the students’ mother tongue. Students will learn Kannada and Hindi as second and third languages respectively in the primary and middle school (Grades 1 through 4); French as a foreign Language can be learnt from Grade 5.
Teachers plan learning experiences in language within meaningful and enjoyable contexts and learners are able to make connections, apply their learning, and transfer their conceptual understanding to new situations. This progressive conceptual development, together with an enjoyment of the process, provides the foundation for lifelong learning.
The school also acknowledges that learning to comprehend language through listening, reading and viewing and to express through speaking; writing and presenting go hand in hand and hence, promotes integrated language development. The three strands of communication: oral, written and visual are interwoven and interrelated and not taught in isolation.
Any discrimination towards students based on language is intolerable and will be dealt as a matter of immediate concern. Teachers, parents and students are obligated to report such incidents to the coordinators or the principal without any delay.