Inauguration of CLIL Resource and Training Centre at Chitkara University
Punjab | 10 November, 2017
Chitkara University – a partner in the CLIL@India Project – inaugurated its Content and Language Integrated Learning Research and Training Centre: “Language Talkies – the native way” on 10 November, 2017.
Highlights of the CLIL centre included a Bhasha Translation Zone to translate anything into most languages, a telephone booth for improving telephonic/communication skills, a name art canvas, a phonetic console for practising English, a play zone with five different activities – Musical Expressway, Doodle out your thoughts, Braille your name, write a research paper, and a gaming station to play word search games. Workstations of the centre offer various software related to vocabulary building, phonetics, learning various languages and translator.
The CLIL Research and Training Centre at Chitkara University will focus on English and European Languages – French, Spanish, German, along with Punjabi and Hindi languages. The objective of the centre is to promote innovative teaching practices, innovative learning practices, mother-tongue-based education and multilingual pedagogy. The centre will also liaise with local teacher education colleges and schools to help teachers and students learn better.
The inauguration was done by Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Vice Chancellor, Chitkara University, in the presence of Prof. Gisella Lange, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Education, University Research, Italy along with Prof. Giovanni Lamartino, Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, University of Milan, Italy and Dr. Luciana Pedrazzini, Assistant Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, University of Milan, Italy and Dr. Sumanpreet Virk Head of the Department of Linguistics & Punjabi Lexicography, Punjabi University, Patiala.