Monday, August 15, 2016

Letter to a news reporter...

Image result for newspaper reporterWant to know of a blog that was born in a classroom? Yes, it was a small classroom that inspired this blog named "Think in English blog".

Now you just have to google "Think in English blog" and the first blog that appears on this topic is the blog at "".

In a usual classroom what is taught and learnt is the text and things related to it. In a "Think in English" classroom, it is the "thought" that gets the most importance.

Students here learn to express their thoughts in English. They are made familiar with a set of forty sentences which form the nucleus. Once these commonly used sentences are introduced in the class, the students form an idea to "Think in English". So it's all about showing a simple and easy way to make the English language easy for thinking and using.

This blog introduces a roadmap for students as well as teachers/trainers to get interested in this new way of learning and teaching English. The vision of this mission undertaken by the blogger Mr. Vinod Kaliyath is to make our fellow citizens and the youth good speakers/communicators, thinkers and teachers/trainers in English language.

Vinod is presently working as a guest faculty at CREST (under the SC/ST department, Govt. of Kerala) helping students to "Think in English". He is also a "Think in English" trainer for Vengeri AUP school and many other such schools and institutes in and around Kozhikode.  

With hopes of a great thought...
Vinod Kaliyath

Friday, August 5, 2016


Communication can become a beautiful extension of care, concern and compassion.

If we feel motivated by wrong reasons then we would also feel demotivated by wrong reasons. 

Things happen for a greater good.

I seek, I am.

When we make enemies, we fall to their levels; we start using their modus operandi and thus lose our greatness, the gold in us. It's like being penny wise, pound foolish. When we make friendships by forgiving our enemies, we rise; we are inspired by the unseen greatness in them(omnipresent in every human being), we also inspire by greatness in us(omnipresent in every human being).

Thinking is really easy- EC (Effective and Clear) without "I"; without S-self, and without SI (selfish interests).

A thought is a spark that ignites the mind.

There is ages of wisdom in languages.

When you don't have the real experience advantage, your mind is more fear/frustration (imagination) than facts. So along with thinking, action is also required to get the right reaction and feedback for the best learning outcome to happen.

No problem can withstand the onslaught of sustained thinking.

It is the power of a THOUGHT that creates a change.


Tuesday, August 2, 2016


Image result for speak your mindAsked the student groups to speak about what they think the most, most of the time nowadays(the topic of their thoughts/the focus). Each group has to make four to eight English sentences(ES) on that topic. Most of the groups spoke on topics like future life, movies, vehicles, travelling and friends.


Monday, August 1, 2016


Image result for transformIn this exercise the students form groups and plan a role-play/skit where they show how a person changes the way of thinking of another person who has been into bad/unhealthy habits, attitudes or behavior.



Image result for fightbackIn this exercise the students form groups and plan a role-play/skit where they show how a person when subjected to injustice fights back inspiring others facing similar situations elsewhere.