Empowering English Language Teaching-Learning Process in India ( Vol-2,Issue-6,November - December 2017 )
Author: Dr. Richa Tripathi
Keyword: English Language, Language Learning, Classroom Pedagogy, Language of Liberty.
Abstract: It is now well established and self evident fact that English, the fourth most widely spoken native language in the world, has become the most spoken official language in the whole world. It has become today’s inevitable need to have command over this trendy language so that one can compete with their co-participants in national and international affairs successfully. Its official importance is undeniable even in those nations where it is not the primary spoken language and India being a Non-English-Speaking Country is one of them and it has its largest effect because of its second largest population in the world. English is now the language of global partnership, multi disciplinary work culture, global trade and commerce. In India, English has become one of the societal status symbol in the Indian societies as it is now gifted to determine the survival of the fittest of new generation. With the expansion of scientific approaches and technological advancements such as computers, internet, e-books and smart phone, e-learning, it has become a popular and desired trend among youth to communicate in English language. To acknowledge its worth, English language has become a very crucial part of every curriculum in the government and non government universities and schools in India. As per its global need, the roles and responsibilities of English language teachers have become very critical. The main objective of the study is to make an assessment on the suitability of current trends, perspectives and pedagogical methods used by English language trainers to improve English language among English Language Learners and to suggest them certain practical ways to improve its efficiency among beginners, intermediate and advanced level learners.
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