Latest CIIL publication in collabration with Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy
1. Center for Material production, Testing and Evaluation
Material Production: This research
group under the center was established to fulfill the ojectives of developing teaching
texts in Indian Languages as well as for production of additional reading materials.
This group produces basic, advanced and intensive instructional materials to teach
major Indian Languages to mothertongue learners as well as second language learners.
Books are produced for both adults and school going children. In the process, it
also develops innovative techniques for material preparation. Most teaching materials
are prepared in workshops where teachers and researchers work in close collaboration.
The texts thus produced are then field tested before they are brought out in published
Materials Production group has so far produced nearly 240 teaching
and learning materials, besides creating supplementary teaching materials like Nursery
Rhymes, Pictorial Glossaries, Language Games, Cultural Vocabulary, Recall Vocabulary
and Common Vocabulary in various Indian languages.
The Group also conducts Orientation Programs to key resource persons and language
teachers. It also extends consultancy in matters of curriculum development and material
preparation for language education.
Another recent publication:
Learn Tamil through Hindi
Testing and Evaluation: This group
under the center conducts fundamental research on proficiency testing, learning
evaluation, performance measurements, education techniques, etc., with reference
to language and literature of all Indian languages. The group has been engaged in
developing basic reference materials on terminology, bibliography and approaches
to different kinds of evaluation. To meet different requirements in Indian languages,
the group has created database on test contents, test methods, test purposes which
includes a variety of item types in language and literature with quality indices
for different purposes and levels in different contexts. The group has also developed
tools for specific requirements for examinations and recruitment tests conducted
by different agencies such as SSCs, State PSCs, UPSC, etc., and Government Departments.
The group is also involved in evaluation of language related programs and schemes
both for in-house and external agencies; evaluation of language primers, production
of textbooks meant for different stages of education both in the context of mothertongue and second language, restructuring of syllabi and abstraction of objectives
for both undergraduate and post-graduate courses in various Indian languages. It
also provides guidance to individual researchers, research groups of various educational
institutions and Universities, and imparts training through orientation programs
for various government organizations, NGOs, and foreign agencies.