Indian short story, poetry, fiction and drama of the 19th to the late 20th century.
Problems and Principles.
The role of English in India- Objectives of the teaching of English in India. Theories of language learning-cognitive, behaviourist, communicative competence, learning vs. acquisition, speech act theory-Differences between first and second language learning. Individual variation in language learning performance: language aptitude, motivation and age.
Approaches to Syllabus Design.
Structural-Situational-Functional-Communicative-Emergent (Process vs. Product)
Approaches to Teaching Design.
Audio-Lingual (structural drills)-Grammar Translation (rules and exercise)- Bilingual (use of the mother tongue)-Situational and communicative-Structuring of lesson and classroom interaction-learner-centered teaching and the problems of teaching large classes.
Principles of Material Production.
Teaching of vocabulary - 'Productive' and 'receptive' vocabulary 'foundation vocabulary, Basic English-Selection-frequency, utility, universality, productivity, teach-ability, structural value and regional value of a lexical item-Teaching of structures election, graduation and repetition-drills.
Error Analysis, Lexicography and Evaluation.
Attitude to error analysis, the concept of inter-language-The art of lexicography and its relevance to a language teaching programmes-Testing and evaluation.