Focus on advanced Telugu grammar from Class VII
“Students get well-versed with Sandhulu and Samasalu by Class VI. So from Class VII onwards, they can focus on advanced grammar. Prepare Telugu...
“Students get well-versed with Sandhulu and Samasalu by Class VI. So from Class VII onwards, they can focus on advanced grammar. Prepare Telugu textbooks that comprise Telugu sayings, style, grammar that is written in a lucid way,” said Prof Elluri Shiva Reddy, the Vice-Chancellor of Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University.
Speaking at the inauguration of a workshop on ‘Telugu as third language and how to prepare textbooks’ oganised by Mandali Venkata Krishna Rao International Telugu centre held at Potti Sriramulu Telugu University on Monday, the VC said that there are a few mistakes in the Telugu textbooks currently. “Apart from grammar, there are many aspects in the languages that a child should be taught. They are accustomed to learning the wrong Telugu taught to them. They are many words which are pronounced and written wrongly in textbooks,” he added. He instructed textbook authors to write books taking the change in language into account in the present situation.
“Krishna Sastry’s Jaya Jaya Priya Bharatha is on par with Tagore’s Jana Gana Mana, but our poets didn’t get their due recognition. The students should be taught the importance and beauty of our language and our great poets,” VC lamented.
In his address as president of the function, Registrar K Ashirvadam said that the university is preparing textbooks so that Telugu-speaking students can learn their mother tongue easily wherever they are. He also informed that the university is taking up all the programmes that are necessary to develop the language.
Director of International Telugu Association, D Muniratnam Naidu said, that people from Delhi, Chattisgarh and other states came to take part in a five-day work shop and content is being developed for Telugu as second language for Classes III, VI and VII. “There are two more workshops that are going to be held - one in Delhi and one in Hyderabad again. After all the workshops take place, the compilation of the textbook will be done based on the feedback from it,” he added.