The traditional approach to teaching Panjabi i.e. first learning the 35 Panjabi letters by rote, then learning the ‘muharni’ and then finally trying to read, is something that the new generations find very difficult and boring. This has resulted in a very negative image of Panjabi as either being too difficult or/and unnecessary. It is imperative this negativity must not be allowed to be passed on to the next generation.
To say Panjabi this difficult cannot be further from the truth, because Panjabi is the EASIEST script in the world, largely due to it being a most perfect phonetic script.
Pamma’s Panjabi Class shall demystify this fear by bringing power of animation and a unique approach to learning Panjabi developed by Mr. Paramjeet Singh Sohal, a primary school teacher at UK Schools for over 20 years. This innovative Panjabi teaching method uses only 7 letter sounds (phonetic) initially and vowel symbols are then quickly introduced with a V.A.K (visual, auditory & kinesthetic) approach.
Any adult who has either missed an opportunity to learn Panjabi or were put off by the traditional approach will fall in love with Panjabi at Pamma’s Panjabi Class. After all learning Panjabi is “Fun & Easy”!!
About Mr. Sohal:
- UK born, learnt to read & write Panjabi at a typical Panjabi Sunday School run by the local Gurdwara Sahib at the age of 13.
- 1st Class (Hons) degree in Primary Education and has worked as primary school teacher in London for over 20 years.
- Respected as an experienced teaching practitioner, with great knowledge and understanding of pedagogy as one of his main strengths
- Had an invaluable insight into teaching Panjabi, when he took up the post for ‘Head of Panjabi & Sikh Studies’ at Khalsa School, Southall.