Pedagogy of English

S. No Topic Domain Hours
Unit – I Language: Nature, Scope and Role in Life

    • Nature and Scope of Language
    • Role of Language in Life: Intellectual, Emotional, Social and Cultural Development
    • Language Acquisition Vs. Language Learning
    • Action Research: Concept and Identification of problems faced by the teachers in the classroom
    • Critical Appraisal of an English text book
Desirable to Know

Must Know

Nice to Know

Unit – II Pedagogical Analysis, English Teacher and Vocabulary

    • An English Teacher: Professional Competencies and Responsibilities
    • Meaning, Importance and Steps of Pedagogical Analysis
    • Pedagogical Analysis on any two topics of Prose & Poetry each
    • Vocabulary in English: Meaning, Importance and Types
    • Role of Teacher in improving the Vocabulary of students
Must Know 16

Tasks & Assignments: Any One Activity

  • Prepare an outline for a school magazine.
  • Identify and list Language (English) related errors common among students.
  • Prepare a list of idioms, proverb in English
  • Make a list of the word games to improve vocabulary of students.

Suggested Readings:

  • Sharma, A. (2010). Teaching of English. Vijya Publications, Ludhiana
  • Sharma, P. (2011). Teaching of English: Skills and Methods. Delhi: Shipra Publication.
  • Thwaite, A., and Rivalland, J. (2009). How can analysis of classroom talk help teachers reflect on their practices? Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 32(1), 38.
  • Venkateswaran, (1995). Principals of Teaching English. Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi.
  • Wallace, M. J. (1998). Study Skills in English. published by Cambridge University Press.
  • Jeremy Harmer, Longman. (1998). Handbooks for Language Teachers, The Practice of English Language Teaching.
  • Ellis, R. (1985). Understanding Second Language Acquisition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Prabhu, N.S. (1987). Second Language Pedagogy. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Krashen, Stephen. (1989). We acquire vocabulary and spelling by reading: Additional evidence for the input hypothesis. Modern Language Journal 73:4. Pp. 440-64.
  • Kumar, Krishna. (2011). The Child’s Language and the Teacher, a Handbook, New Delhi, National Book Trust India.