English Pedagogy- Approaches and Applications

ISBN Number : 978-93-5367-934-7

Student Price : Rs.130

Student Dollar Price : 5$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2020

No. Of Pages : 144

Book Weight :212

About The Book

Transacting the curriculum of English language is very challenging in a diverse country like India. Teaching and learning of English depends upon the socio-cultural context of the learners, their exposure to the language as well as their inclination towards the language. Children in India are not native users of the language, and so also not the teachers. Hence, there is a need for teachers to acquire impeccable accuracy in lingusitic and communicative proficeicy as well as an indomitable spirit to adopt and adapt suitable pedagogies to stimulate learning among the learners.

Teachers ought to know the various approaches that would facilitate language acquisition in learners. During the span of my experience in the field and my research in various progressive pedagogies, I have realized that mere knowledge of such pedagogies would not really help English teachers to develop language proficiency among learners. More attention needs to be paid to contexual factors and learners needs in order to adopt and adapt various approaches and pedagogies.

A language cannot and should not be taught like any other subject. Languages aim at linguistic as well as communicative competence. Hence, the focus of teaching English should be developed for essential skills namely listening, speaking, reading and writing. However, this is not the case in most schools in India. Language teachers ought to have the know-how of not only developing these skills, but also of assessing the laerners proficeincy in them.


Contents -

1. Academic Disciplines
2. Theories of Language Leaning
3. Approaches to Language Instruction
4. Techniques and Skills for Language Instruction
5. Contribution of Indian Authors to English Literature
6. Teaching the Different Aspects of Language
7. Teaching the Four Skills- Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing
8. Assesement of Vocabulary, Grammer, Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing
9. ICT in Assesement
10. Characteristics of a Good Language Text Book
11. References

About The Author

Dr. Geeta S. Shetty (Ph.D., M.Phil., M.Ed., M.A., B.Sc., PGDME, PGDHRM) is an Associate Professor at St. Xaviers Institute of Education, an eminent college of teacher education in Mumbai with twenty seven long years of experience in the field of teacher formation. She has contributed immensely to the field of education and has inspired many young and aspiring teachers. She is invited as an expert for faculty development programmes by leading professional institutions. She has trained many pre services and in service teachers in contemprory pedagoies. The author has conducted many research studies on modern approaches of teaching including technology enhanced instruction. The author has kept herself abreast with the latest trends in English pedagogy through courses conducted by University of Maryland and Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. She has studied problem based Learning and Metacognition extensively and has shared her thoughts in her books Problem Based Learning for Metacognition and Human Resource Development. She has also donned eminent positions in various University committees and has contributed significantly to policy decisions. The author is recipient of the National Eminent Teacher Educator Award conferred by the Indian Association of Teacher Educators and Jamunabai Govindji Madhavji Award for Ph.D. Degree in Education conferred by the SNDT University.

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