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English Language Teaching
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Postgraduate (PG)
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

  • Smith,N.(1999)Chomsky: Ideas and Ideals. Cambridge University Press
  • 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