CPS2: Pedagogy of English

S. No Topic Domain Hours
Unit – I An Overview of Language Teaching

  • Meaning, Importance and Functions of language
  • Linguistic characteristics of English
  • Linguistic Principles, and Aims and Objectives of Teaching English
  • Philosophical, Social & Psychological Bases of Approaches to Language Acquisition and Language Learning; Inductive and Deductive Approach; Whole Language Approach; Multilingual Approach to Language Teaching

 Must Know


Desirable to Know


Unit – II Learner Centered Approaches and

Methods of Teaching

  • Difference between ‘Approach’ and ‘Method’
  • Direct Method, Bi-lingual method,
  • Audio-Lingual Method, Structural
  • Approach, Communicative Approach,
  • Constructive Approach and Co-operative Learning
  • Teaching of Prose, Poetry, Composition and Grammar – Objectives & Methodology
  • Micro and Mega Lessons

Teaching Learning Materials and Aids

  • 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

Must Know






Desirable to Know

Unit – II Developing Listening and Speaking Skills

  • 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

Developing Reading and Writing Skills

  • 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.
 Must Know




Desirable to Know






Nice to Know

Unit – IV Remedial and Enrichment Content

  • Meaning and Significance of Remedial Teaching
  • Common Errors in English and their removal through Remedial Teaching

Remedial Teaching Strategies

  • Individualized Educational Programme

Ø  Peer Support Programme

Ø  Reward Scheme

Ø  Handling Pupil’s language acquisition problems

Ø  Feedback to students, parents & teachers

Evaluation Procedure

  • 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 & Enhancing Imagination.











Must Know





Tasks & Assignments: Any Two Activities

  • Do a comparative study of positive features and weaknesses of different approaches to language learning.
  • Develop the material for the school magazine based on your experiences during school experience practice (Hand written).
  • Prepare a Book-Review of any one English Text Book (from syllabus of 8th to 10th class).
  • Prepare activities for listening, speaking, reading and writing.
  • Write a report on current practices of Assessment and Evaluation.


Suggested Readings:

  • Agnihotri, R.K. and Khanna A.L. (1994). Socio-Cultural and Linguistic Aspects of English in India. SAGE Publications New Delhi/ Thousand Oaks/ London, Publication.
  • Bhatia, K.K. and Kaur, N. (2011). Teaching and Learning English as a Foreign Language. Ludhiana: Kalyani Publishers.
  • Bindra, R. (2005). Teaching English. Jammu: Radha Krishan Anand and Co.
  • Chaudhary N. (2012). Methodology of Teaching English, Pearson, Kindersley India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Dey, K.S. (2013). Teaching of English, Dorling Kindersley (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Dodson, C.J. (1972). Language Teaching & Bilingual Method, Pitman Publishing.
  • Grellet, F. (1981). Developing Reading Skills: A practical guide to reading comprehension exercises. Cambridge University Press.
  • Gupta, P. K. (2002). Teaching of English. Surya Publication Near Govt. Inter College Meerut
  • Hayes, B.L. (ed.) (1991). Effective Strategies for Teaching Reading, London: Allyn & Bacon.
  • John, B., Yogin, C., and Chawla, R. (2007). Playing for real: Using drama in the classroom. Macmillan.
  • Khanna A.L. and Sehgal, A. (2012). Essential Readings for Teachers of English. published by Orient Blackrwan Pvt.Ltd.
  • Kohli, A.L. (1999). Techniques of Teaching English. New Delhi: Dhanpat Rai and Company.
  • Mehta, P. (2010). Teaching of English. Dobaba House, Booksellers and Publishers, New Delhi.
  • Mitchell R. and Floreence Myles, Second Language Learning Theories. Arnold London, co-published in USA by New York.
  • Tickoo, M. (2011). Teaching and Learning English. published by Orient Backswan Pvt.


  • Mohammad, A.(2003). A practical course for B.Ed. Students, Foundation Books Anasri Road, Darayaganj.
  • NCERT (2005). National curriculum framework. NCERT.
  • Sachdev, R.N. (1965). Teaching Language as a Second Language. Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Co. Ltd., New Delhi.
  • Sachdeva, M.S. (2003). Teaching of English in India. Tandon Publications Book Market, Ludhiana.
  • Sachdeva, M.S. (2007). Teaching of English. Patiala: Twenty First Century Publications.