CBSE Class Ten Communicative English – New Syllabus
New syllabus in English for CBSE Class ten students effective from 2011
After continuing for nearly one and half decade with the class 10 CBSE English syllabus in India, the CBSE board has finally made a major overhaul in the syllabus and examination pattern for CBSE students from 2011-2012. This new syllabus and examination pattern will be implemented for students appearing CBSE class 10 in 2012. Though CBSE has revised its syllabus a few times earlier as well, this is really a major and unprecedented change
The existing course English A (Communicative English) has been thoroughly revised while course B remains the same as of now. Interact in English-Literature reader, Interact in English-Main course book, Interact in English- Workbook which constitute the course A are now revised. The new edition is available in bookstores now and the books are also available in pdf format in the board website.
The stories in Interact in English-Literature reader have changed. Given below are the constituent chapters of the new and revised Interact in English – Literature Reader, (December 2010 Edition).
- Two Gentlemen of Verona by A.J. Cronin
- Mrs Packletide’s Tiger by Saki
- The Letter by Dhumketu
- A Shady Plot by Elsie Brown-Humorous Ghost Stories
- Patol Babu by Satyajit Ray
- Virtually True by Paul Stewart-Sensational Cyber Stories Edited by Tony Bradman
- The Frog and the Nightingale by Vikram Seth
- Mirror by Sylvia Plath
- Not Marble nor the Gilded Monuments (Sonnet 55) by William Shakespeare
- Ozymandias by Percey Bysshe Shelley
- Snake by D.H. Lawrence
- The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
- The Dear Departed by Staley Houghton
- Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
The syllabus has been carefully crafted by the experts, keeping in mind the requirements of class 10 CBSE students. The texts comprise of writings by contemporary authors as well as classical writings. This will undoubtedly help the students to develop a fine sense of literature and also hone their language skills. Unlike other board syllabus, CBSE have endeavored to bring about a change in the monotonous way of study and it is beyond doubt that the new syllabus will be widely accepted by the educationists, teachers, students, parents and scholars. CBSE class 10 English syllabi will now witness tremendous enthusiasm from school teachers who have been wanting a change for the last few years.
Target CBSE has developed online self-study helps on the new syllabus and these are available in the website, www.targetcbse.co.in/LMSM. Target CBSE is also the first website to offer online tutorials to CBSE class ten students on the new and revised CBSE syllabus. The study materials come with summary, notes, explanations and videos to give a complete experience to the students. The materials are followed by assignments, NCERT solutions and quizzes to help the students judge their understanding of the chapters.
For online tutorials which are conducted on a one-to-one basis with the students through web conferencing, Target CBSE is by far the most popular tutoring portal for class 10 CBSE students in India and abroad.