Language Across The Curriculum
The paper on Language across the curriculum (LAC) has been made an integral part oftwo years REd. Programme according to NCTE, 2014 rules and regulations. According to this, every teacher is therefore by definition a language teacher. There are perhaps two basic and intertwining principles behind introducing this LAC paper. Firstly, it is believed that language plays a central role in learning. No matter what the subject area is, students understand new concepts when they listen, talk, read and write about what they are learning. Therefore if their language is weak, so is their learning. Secondly, language learning is most successful in a meaningful context. In the LAC classroom the emphasis moves away from language as the subject to be studied and is placed on content and process. In short, LAC is one that integrates language learning and content learning. LAC is an approach to learning that focuses on improving language proficiency in all subjects in order to enhance students' learning and outcomes. LAC acknowledges that language education does not only take place in specific subjects such as English Lessons, but language learning also takes place in each and every subject; in every learning activity; and across the whole curriculum. LAC emphasizes that language development is the responsibility of all teachers across the school and in all subject areas.