English Functional English Features: All the certification programs are aimed at upskilling the working teachers. The programs are credit based – five credits for each program. The credits of the certification programs can be transferred towards obtaining Diploma programs. Intense hands on activities are part of the certification programs. Functional English covers day to day communication, casual conversation, Parent & Peer communication, basic English grammar and also enhances the writing skills of the teacher. Course Content: Communication and different types of communication, Basic language skill – LSRW (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing), Functional English – Creative writing, conversations, interviews. Examination: Every program has a written examination at the end of the course. 40 % of the marks are calculated from the Internal assessments. Internal Assessments include seminars, group discussions, teaching aids, micro teaching, mini projects & viva. 60% of the marks are calculated from the external written examination. The overall pass percentage is 40%. The candidates who are acquiring above 75% will be awarded distinction. Candidates acquiring less than 40% will be considered as “Failed”. Examinations are conducted twice in a year – March and October. The candidates who have failed to clear the exam, can take the re-exam by paying an additional cost of Exam fee. Mode of Delivery: Offered as Weekend programs in all LETTER branches.