The theme of the fifth issue of volume 01 of the Athena International Journal of Education (AIJE) is ‘Language Learning and Development in the Digital Age.’ The issue includes the papers of Ms. Chandni Hussain, Dr. Supriya Daniel, Ms. Anitha Dorairaj, and Ms. Ramona Mason. It is with great pleasure that I invite you to read their valuable articles on English language learning and development in the educational sector.
Ms. Chandni Hussain is the Head of Key Stage 2 at Oaktree Primary School, Athena Education, Dubai, UAE. Her research paper ‘English Language Learning and Development’ focuses on language development in the early childhood education using digital platforms. It attempts to understand how digital stories support ESL learners to learn language. Dr. Supriya Daniel is an Assistant Professor at SRM University, AP, India. Her research article aims to look at both technological device and applications that have been found to be substantially effective to increase the language proficiency of learners. Ms. Anitha Dorairaj is Principal of Bodhi School, Kerala, India. Her academic paper examines the learning and development of language skills of select students in the middle school section of select schools in India via digital medium. It examines how the development of language skills can support students to improve their academic performance. Ms. Ramona Mason is a teacher of English (Primary), Key Stage 2 Leader, and Activity Coordinator at Grammar School, Athena Education, Dubai, UAE. Her research article examines how innovative language tools make every student a storyteller, a reader, as well as a writer.
Each article has been reviewed thrice and feedback has been provided encouraging the authors to revise their articles to meet the standards of the research journal. I extend my sincere gratitude to Mr. Ian McNiff (Director of Schools, Athena Education, UAE), Dr. Kavitha N. (Assistant Professor & Research Guide of PG & Research Department of English at All Saints’ College in Trivandrum, Kerala, India, member of PG Board of Studies, Department of Linguistics, University of Kerala, India), Mrs. Nancy Paul (Poet; Research Scholar in Kalinga University, India; Former Lecturer, Dept. of English, All Saints’ College, India; & Former HOD of English, East Point Indian International School, UAE), and Ms. Parrvathee R (Online teacher of English and an English Camp Counselor, Berlitz, Europe) for their support towards improving the quality of the journal output. We hope that you find the articles in this issue useful. We welcome your feedback as authors, readers, and reviewers of the journal. AIJE will continue to publish articles on contemporary educational methods and practices for the benefit of children.
Dr. Velma Mohan