COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
English Language Teaching
Course Code: 
18ELL732
Year Taught: 
2018
Semester: 
2
Degree: 
Postgraduate (PG)
School: 
School of Arts and Sciences

'English Language Teaching' is an elective course offered in the M. Phil. (English Language and Literature) at School of Arts and Science, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

  • To enable students to develop the analytical skills required in Second Language Learning.
  • To familiarize students with the empirical and conceptual issues that arise in the study of Language

Unit I: Introduction and Major Trends

ELT : An introduction –Language Acquisition-Psychology of language learning-Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics- Behaviourism, Cognitivism, Constructivism.

Unit II: English Language Teaching

Approaches,methods and techniques in ELT- LSRW-First and Second Language AcquisitionEnglish as Second Language (ESL) - Causative Factors- English for Specific Purpose (ESP)-The Problems of Teaching English in India.

Unit III: Language Tests and Tools

Types of Tests- Objective and Subjective Test-Characteristics of a Good Language TestTools of Evaluation-Remedial Teaching.

Unit IV:

Phonetics-Phonology and Morphology of English- Syntax- Semantics and Pragmatics.

Unit V:

Modern trends in teaching-CALL-Curriculum and Syllabus design-Material production

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  • RaghubirSahai Gupta, Kapil Kapoor. (1991) English in India, Issues and Problems. New Delhi: Academic Foundation.
  • Richards J. and Rodgers T. (2002) Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching. Cambridge: CUP.
  • Thirumala, M.S. (2002) An Introduction to TESOL, Mysore: Central Institute of Indian Languages.
  • Halliday, MAK. On Language and Linguistics. Vol. 3. In the Collected Works of MAK Haliday. London: Continuum, 2003.
  • Online Sources