Learners of ELT


Dear Students. this page has been designed keeping in view the needs of English Language Educators specially in India & it is being devoted to providing you with selected ready made resources from the world over in terms of websites, reports, documents, research abstracts for your easy referral. This should not only help you in saving time and drawing your classroom notes but also in enriching your dissertations, researches, reports, classroom projects, case studies etc. from India and the world over. 

It is divided into sections for each skill. First, there are Tables in which  Individual Aspects of each skill have been given. Next Specimen Lesson Plans have been provided. Third, there are Printables.  Last there is a section on Infographics. There may be more than one link in a heading. Click on the links to go to the content.

There was one excellent web reference of George Washington University that I came across, in which in a consolidated manner one finds content related to the teaching of all the topics, that is teaching of Skills, Grammar, Culture, and the Aims & Goals and even Methods of Teaching English.I'm sure you would love to see all in one page. so here's the link.  The first image down below depicting NCLRC . Be click happy .. (Right click & open link in a new tab)

Also  you will the second image here in a yellow box. That there is another great resource and quite reputable and established that you must visit. Here'the link.... http://www.english.heacademy.ac.uk/

There are a couple of renowned English language teaching sites that you ought to know as a part of general knowledge. The Scholastic is one of those. There's a lot of material available on its pages .


                                          
      
          ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING
           TEACHING READING SKILLS

            (click on any word and it shall take you to a seperate link)
  
Sr.no.
Reading Prose
Reading Poetry

1

2
3

4

5
Kinds Of Reading Skills for the students of secondary schools
Activities For Developing Poetry
Comprehension
6
Different Kinds Of Comprehension Questions
7
Activities For Developing Skimming Sub skill
Evaluating Poetry
Comprehension
8
Activities For Developing Scanning Sub skill

9

10
Evaluating reading abilities



Note: Readers must use discernment in applying the reference web material, as they are only for consultative and assistive purposes. They are not prescriptive at all.


Specimen Lesson Plans for teaching prose 

The Following Section will go on revising the compilation

  •  Lesson plan one for developing Reading skills
  •  Lesson plan two  for developing Reading skills with a complete overview
  •  Lesson plan three
  •  Lesson plan four with Passages and comprehension questions
  •  Additional Study for the Teacher Educators: Reading Strategies & Objectives

Specimen lesson plans for teaching poetry

  • Lesson plan  one
  • Lesson plan two

Printables for developing Reading skills

 (page under construction)




Infographics for developing Reading skills

These selective images should help you in understanding how to get by teaching this skill. You may develop your own material based on your content. Due credits go to the respective designers. Use these for learning purposes only.                      

                          

   





        ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING         TEACHING LISTENING SKILLS


SR.NO.
Listening to Prose

Listening to Poetry
1.
Need & Importance
Need & Significance
2
What Do We Listen To In Our Daily Life ?
Daily life Poetry applications
3
What Are The Different Kinds Of Listening ?

4
What is meant by the term Listening Comprehension?

5
What Are The Subskills Of Listening ?

6
What Are The Objectives Of Developing Listening Skills?

7
What Are The Classroom Strategies For Developing Listening Skills ?

8
How to Evaluate Listening skills?






                                   

                                                      
                                                     ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING
                                            TEACHING WRITING SKILLS

SR.NO.
DESCRIPTION
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ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING: TEACHING SPEAKING SKILLS

SR.NO.
DESCRIPTION
LINK























ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING: TEACHING GRAMMAR

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DESCRIPTION
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ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING: VIDEO SERIES

SR.NO.
DESCRIPTION
BBC VIDEOS
BRITISH COUNCIL
1.
READING


2.
WRITING


3.
GRAMMAR


4.
SPEAKING


5.
LISTENING











 TEACHING METHODS & APPROACHES

SR.NO.
    TOPIC
LINK

1.
Difference Between An Approach And A Method

2.





















30/10/2013

 Ask me where was I ? I have been busy pouring my brains into a paper to be submitted at the upcoming IEC conference being organized by the the Faculty of Education, Jamiya Miliya Islamiya, New Delhi in collaboration with none other than UNESCO.The dates, for the information of all are March 10-11, 2014.If you are interested  please visit the page..... The International Conference on Education, JMI,2014

Students, you must know that as faculties and professionals we are required to do stay updated with the events of the world around us and do continuous researching on topics of significance, which indirectly implies that you will be required to follow the trail. Comes automatically. Gear yourselves up.



27.1.2016

CONSTRUCTIVISM  IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING

Constructivism has already been dealt with in a seperate  tab/page as currently this philosophy is reining supreme in the education field. here we are going to talk about CONSTRUCTIVISM in ELT. The secondary school curricula and the text books  in the State of Maharashtra, India  have currently been designed around this philosophy and the teachers are expected to teach things in accordance with the principles of Constructivism  but there is still a lot of confusion among the teaching fraternity as to how to implement this strategically. Below is presented a short 12 minute video titled Constructivism in Second Language Acquisition. help yourself.


Source: https://constructivisminelt.wikispaces.com/Constructivism+and+language+teaching

Principles of Constructivist Foreign Language Teaching



Source: http://constructivisminelt.wikispaces.com/file/view/FLClasses.jpg/334590310/800x404/FLClasses.jpg


One of the most important principles in constructivist aproach to language teaching is action orientedness. Coopeartive learning (such as pair work, group work or any other social forms of learning), creative and active participation in classroom activities, learning by preparing various projects as well as learning by teaching (when the student is asked to take over teacher's role) have been treated as the major tasks reffering to the action oriented method.

The second substantial principle in constructivism FLT is individualization of learning which is centred on the learner. Dieter Wolff, a notable German FLT researcher claims, that learning can only be influenced by teaching in a very restricted way. It is the learner who is allowed to decide about the fragments and sections of the materials provided by the teacher during the lesson. This possibility to make choises fosters learner's autonomy, thus it takes into account their preferable style and type of learning. However, the critical thing is that beforehand the learner should be instructed on how to become aware and take responsibility of his/her own learning, what considers strategies and techniques selected and applied during learning.What is also important is that learning awareness should be complemented by language awareness as well as intercultural awareness.

Another principle of constructivism refers to holistic language experience which refers to content-oriented FLT and usually takes place in bilingual classes or project instruction. According to this approach, acquiring foreign language will be effective in authentic and complex learning environment or situation.


Marlowe and Page summarize the foundation of a constructivist approach as:

1. about constructing knowledge, not receiving it

2. about thinking and analyzing, not accumulating memorizing

3. about understanding and applying, not repeating back

4. being active, not passive. (Marlowe & Page, 2005)

Constructivist activities in ELT: In order to implement the Constructivist approach into classroom teaching following techniques may be used:

  • Designing and Pursuing Research and Projects
  • Role Playing
  • Necessitates Multiple Learning Environments
  • Situational and Contextual
  • Theme and Content Based
  • Oral Presentations
  • Critical (Lateral and Parallel) Thinking
  • Discussions and Debates
  • Conceptual Contradiction
  • Metaphors
  • Interactive
  • Collaborative
  • Meaning making
  • Real Life Examples
  • Portfolio Evaluation
  • Students Actively Participate
  • Phantasy
  • Creative
  • Reflective
  • Reflect the Complexity of the World
  • Autonomous
  • Readers Response

  • Perception Aesthetics

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