Children must pass through several stages, or take specific steps, on their road to becoming adults. Persons 18 and over are considered adults in our society. This is a time for adolescents to decide about their future line of work and think about starting their own families in a few years. One of the first things they must do is to start making their own decisions.

But the extraordinary amount of time teens spend in Internet chat rooms or using instant messaging and texting software may have an impact on their language skills. These media have led teenagers to cut down their daily vocabulary to just 800 words, although they know an average of 40,000 words. Gross expressed concern that teens will lose the ability to communicate formally, which will make it harder for them to find employment.

Here, in APSSL, we have our own Language Development Programme which develops a students language through different modules.