The Carmel Garden MHSS Blog!!!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

ABCD...
School life was and will be better than anything else. I have seen people complaining about education and academics when I was actually studying at Carmel saying the standards have gone down and the like. But Carmel really does make a big difference.

Last week, Google had come searching for potential employees at my college, The initial test was a grammar and punctuation test, which I could figure out with relative ease while all the others, even those from reputed educational institutions(I dont like to name them) struggled to take the test.

I dont necessarily have to mean that only Carmelites top english.. It just shows the effort and pain that our teachers of yesteryears took to get us moulded.. Because, normally, it is best that we get our spoons of english right at an early age instead of trying something later on(though it is possible). By the efforts taken by our teachers, we are already one step ahead! This was confirmed by Sidharth Ramakrishnan, a fellow carmelite who attended the same test and observed the same problem among the others! Our lower grade teachers do make a lot of difference! And they must get recognition for thier work!

I remember Ms.Mary who corrected me when I was in the first standard: I spelt 'island' as
'issland'. Instead of just telling the correct pronunciation, she called me aside and briefly explained to me that there were words in english that had so called 'silent' letters which weren't supposed to be spelt out.. like 'hour' and (well.. i dont seem to get any word in my mind now! :-D) so on.. I understood something that day and it has been with me till this day and will be.. They take great efforts and they must be recognised, in some form or the other!

5 Comments:

  • I definitely agree with the English education at Carmel. What I want to add, can be simplified down to one word "guts". I have a feeling that all my fearlessness, surprisingly undisplayed at Carmel, was a direct result of being in the environment. I love that part about Carmel alongside the English part. I think that's whats taking us to the top of the world!

    By Blogger Srihari Yamanoor, at 3:27 PM  

  • Yeah! I too agree. I still recall those good old days when Wren and Martin was the bible. I can never forget the repetetive grammar exercises we had to do as homework.

    By Blogger Jax, at 2:38 AM  

  • Definitely, our English has taken us a long way into our career

    By Blogger R.Prabhu, at 1:22 PM  

  • This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    By Blogger Aravindan, at 10:28 AM  

  • yeah what thiyaga says is absolutely right. The foundation for the language was very strong also helped by the fact that most of the lower grade teachers were anglo-indians.....

    By Blogger Aravindan, at 10:29 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home