Teaching of English in India

Binil Kumar M R
English
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  • Teaching of English in India

    COURSE OBJECTIVES: • Give the students an insight into the various issues in teaching English in India • To provide a basic knowledge in developing the four basic language skills • Introduce the traditional and modern methods of teaching English and classroom procedures LEARNING OUTCOMES: After the completion of the course, students will be able to – • Identify the learning problems in English as a second language • Plan a lesson based on the objectives of the test. • Apply the most suitable theoretical frame for effective teaching English • Conduct testing and evaluation in appropriate manner • Develop himself/herself as a creative teacher

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  • Module 1

    The role of English in India – historical developments – Missionary influence – English East India Company – Charter Act- Macaulay’s Minutes - Present day conditions in India - present day needs English a s a link language, library language and as an international language Principles of learning a foreign language – Contribution of Linguistics and Psychology.

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    Problems of learning a foreign language – Influence of the mother-tongue – comparison with learning the mother-tongue A brief review of traditional methods – Grammar Translation Method – Direct Method. Approaches to Modern Language Teaching: Situational Approach – different types of situations – use of objects and actions – pupil participation – use of blackboard and simple pictures – verbal situations – the use of mother tongue. Oral approach – the presentation and practice of new items – vocabulary and sentence pattern – need for repetition and variety – choral and individual practice – kinds of drills. Structural approach (the teaching of language patterns) Vocabulary control and grading – basic English structures – Control and grading.

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    The four-fold language skills and their co-ordination - development and sequence in acquiring the four skills - Standards to be reached in each skill at the various stages. A review of Listening Skill – Speaking skill. Reading: early stage – methods of teaching reading – relation to oral work – use of the blackboard – Flannel graph phonics – place of workbooks and readers – early comprehension exercises – development of reading skills – loud reading – silent reading – rapid silent reading. Place of the reader in teaching English – Characteristics of a good reader – Planning the lesson from the Reader – school libraries. Writing – relation to oral and reading skills – early stages – importance and characteristics of a good handwriting – advantages of italic script – development from un-joined to cursive script – use of blackboard – writing scripts – Transcription – Copy Book – development of writing skills – oral and written exercises

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    Spelling – causes for poor spelling – remedial measures – Dictation. Teaching of Grammar – Formal and Functional – Inductive and deductive approaches. Rhymes, songs and language games. Teaching Literature: Aims: enjoyment, appreciation, widening cultural background. Teaching of prose – Objectives and specifications – Introduction, presentation, establishment Teaching poetry and drama – Objectives and specifications.

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  • Module 5

    Audio-visual aids in teaching English – Visual aids – simple class room aids – objects, children, the blackboard, pictures, flash cards, school surroundings, preparing a teaching kit, flannel graph, wall news-paper, slide and film projector – audio aids – radio lessons. Testing and evaluation in English- Instructional and language-teaching objectives – their specifications - merits and demerits of each – Constructing a test – analysis of the syllabus – choice of questions – balancing objectives – Scoring key and marking scheme.

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Binil Kumar M R
Binil Kumar M. R. is an Assistant Professor of English in St. Paul’s College, Kalamassery. He is a co-author of a book titled Introducing Film Studies which is prescribed for study in academic institutions. He was the state co-ordinator of URI (United Religions Initiative) and attended global summit of the same in 2008. He is interested in Film Studies, Cultural Studies and intertextuality in arts. He has published many research articles, presented papers in National and International seminars and conferences. He is a consultant for professional documentaries, advertisements and short films. He is also a voice artist, professional translator and editor. Now he is doing his PhD research in Institute of English, University of Kerala.

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