CPS 2: Pedagogy of English

Course Description: This course is designed to help the students to gain an insight into nature of language competence and language proficiency through various approaches and methods to

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Learning Objectives
(At the end of the session the student should be able to)

Teaching Guidelines




An Overview of Language Teaching

    • Meaning, Importance and Functions of language
    • Linguistic characteristics of English
  • Be acquainted with the functions and importance of English language
  • Recognize the dynamic nature of beliefs and assumptions about language learning
  • Analyse the issues relating to importance and place of English in School curriculum
To cover meaning, purpose and significance of language; English as a language
  • Didactic
  • Student Interactive Sessions


5 Hrs


    • Linguistic Principles, and Aims and Objectives of Teaching English
  • Differentiate between aims and objectives of teaching English language
  • Delineate linguistic principles
To cover difference between aims and objectives; principles of teaching English; aims and objectives of teaching English
  • Didactic
  • Student Interactive Sessions

3 Hrs


  • Philosophical, Social and Psychological Bases of Approaches to Language Acquisitionand Language Learning; Inductive and Deductive Approach; Whole Language Approach; Multilingual Approach to Language Teaching
  • Explain different approaches to acquisition and learning of language
  • Adapt various alternative approaches to teach English appropriately to meet learner’s needs
  • Discriminate between inductive and deductive approach of language teaching
To cover different bases of approaches to language acquisition; meaning, concept and definition of inductive, deductive, whole language and multilingual approach to teaching English
  • Power Point Presentations
  • Group Discussion
  • Demonstration method


8 Hrs


  • Learner Centered Approaches
  • Make a distinction between approach and method
  • Discuss various modern methods of teaching English at School level


To cover difference between ‘Approach’ and ‘Method’; Direct Method, Bi-lingual method, Audio-Lingual Method, Structural Approach, Communicative Approach, Constructive Approach and Cooperative Learning
  • Didactic
  • Student Interactive Sessions
  • Problem based learning


4 Hrs


  • Methods of Teaching


  • Describe objectives and methods of teaching different forms of English language in an effective way
  • Read the Poetry with proper rhythm, stress and intonation
  • Prepare lesson plans for teaching English, based on the principles of prescribed methods and approaches
  • Imbibe and integrate necessary skills of teaching English language in the classroom
To cover Teaching of Prose, Poetry, Composition and Grammar – Objectives and Methodology; Micro and Mega Lessons
  • Brain Storming Sessions
  • Microteaching
  • Simulation
  • Power Point Presentations

6 Hrs


Teaching Learning Materials and Aids
  • Develop and use teaching aids and materials in the classroom both print and audio-visual material, and ICT
  • Appreciate the language and style in Poetry
  • Conduct co curricular activities related to English in the school
To cover print Media; other reading materials such as Learner Chosen Texts, Magazines, Newspapers,    Class Libraries, etc., ICT – Audio-Visual Aids including CALL programmes; Radio, T.V., Films, Planning Co-curricular Activities (Discussion Debates, Workshops, Seminar etc.) and Language Lab
  • Power Point Presentations
  • Project Method
  • Visit to Language Laboratory

6 Hrs


  • Developing Listening and Speaking Skills


  • Elaborate the materials and resources required for development of listening and speaking skills
  • Develop an inclination towards reading English literature
  • Communicate in effective way by keeping in mind proper stress, rhythm and intonation
  • Improve their pronunciation by drill and practice
To cover:

  • Features of English Pronunciation, Elementary knowledge of English sounds
  • Stress, Rhythm, Intonation, Patterns and their Implications
  • Materials and Resources for developing the Listening and Speaking Skills: Storytelling, Dialogues, Situational Conversations, Role Playing, Simulations, Speech, Games and Contexts, Language Laboratories, Pictures, Authentic Materials and Multimedia Resources
  • Didactic
  • Discussion with students
  • Visit to Language Laboratory
  • Simulation
  • Demonstration Method

8 Hrs


  • Developing Reading and Writing Skills


  • Explain the teaching mechanism for development of  reading habits among children
  • Differentiate between formal and informal forms of writing
  • Make use of language laboratory to improve their pronunciation
To cover:

  • Teaching Mechanism of Reading:
  • Reading aloud and Silent Reading; Extensive and Intensive Reading; Study Skills, Including using Thesauruses, Dictionary, and Encyclopedia etc.
  • Writing : Stages of Writing; Process of Writing; Formal And Informal Writing, such as Poetry, Short Story, Letter, Diary, Notices, Articles, Reports, Dialogue, Speech, Advertisement etc.
  • Didactic
  • Power Point Presentations
  • Visit to Language Laboratory


8 Hrs


  • Remedial and Enrichment Content


  • Identify the common errors made by children in English language


To cover Meaning and Significance of Remedial Teaching; Common Errors in English and their removal through Remedial Teaching
  • Didactic
  • Student Interactive Sessions
  • Demonstration Method

2 Hrs


  • Remedial Teaching Strategies


  • Suggest remedial teaching strategies for the children according to the common errors made by them in English language
  • Realize significance of feedback and reward for students
To cover Individualized Educational Programme; Peer Support Programme; Reward Scheme; Handling Pupil’s language acquisition problems; Feedback to students, parents and teachers
  • Didactic
  • Student Interactive Sessions
  • Brain Storming

4 Hrs


  • Evaluation Procedure


  • Describe need and importance of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation in today’s context
  • Make an achievement test using different types of questions
  • State the merits and limitations of self-evaluation
  • Develop high order abilities like problem solving, critical thinking and creative thinking
To cover Progress and Assessment of development of Language; Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation; Techniques of Evaluation – Oral, Written, Portfolio; Close Test, Self-Evaluation, Peer Evaluation and Group Evaluation; Typology of Questions; activities and tasks (Open-ended questions, MCQ’s, true and false etc.) Reflecting – Problem Solving, Creative and Critical Thinking and Enhancing Imagination.
  • Project Method
  • Problem based learning
  • Student interactive sessions
  • Power Point Presentation

10 Hrs