Month: February 2020

The Direct Method

The Direct Method The direct method was originated in France in 1901. According to Webster’s New International Dictionary “Direct method is a method of teaching a foreign language especially a modern language, through conversation, discussion and reading in the language itself, without the use of pupil’s language, without translation and without the study […]

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Bringing Variety to the English classroom

Here are 14 ways to use variety in your classroom: 1. CREATE A BALANCE. Structure your lessons with a balance of listening and activity. Young people can listen effectively for about half their age in minutes e.g. if they are 12 they can listen for 6 minutes at one time. 2. USE A […]

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III semester & I semester – Elements of teaching poetry

Dear students,Do visit the site in the following link and post me your comments which may reflect your understanding of the content….Video 1  (https://youtu.be/b8q3xX0qyDA)Video 2  (https://youtu.be/C1t2daf5_LE)Video 3  (https://youtu.be/YylGOdLCc8c)After watching the videos, visit the site in the following linkhttps://drive.google.com/open?id=1Lk4as86T2aJZAxabRc93KOcQnW6XML59Expecting both I and II year students’ reply….

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I sem – General English – Audio lingual method

Dear learners,Yet another interesting method of teaching a second language is Audio lingual method. The Audio-lingual method, Army Method  is a style of teaching used in teaching foreign languages. It is based on behaviourist  theory, which postulates that certain traits of living things, and in this case humans, could be trained through a […]

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I Sem – Special English – Teaching Language through Literature

Dear Students,I found it extremely useful and interesting, the material which I studied recently prepared by ARPIT course… This is highly relevant for our study also. Do read it and Pass your comment to me…https://drive.google.com/file/d/1l_T60ktssP-dT6fFlhb2vNGSD0ogrU4Y/view?usp=sharingHope a fruitful discussion in the classroom…Sorry, the above link doesn’t open it seems….Try this onehttps://drive.google.com/open?id=1z1NZxGLOy0-VysSSL7Jcw-6mKsay6s1W

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I Sem – General English – Word & Sentence Stress

Word Stress « The word is a linguistic entity composed of one or more syllables « The syllable that is pronounced more prominently than the other(s) in the same word is said to be accented or to receive the stress « In English there are several polysyllabic words in which more than one syllable may be […]

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I Sem – Special English

Dear Students,I had the opportunity of reading a research paper on the role of literature in language learning… You may also find it useful.. Here is the link.https://drive.google.com/open?id=1–lBvr75AsbKleSXZCkqx4c8FaF4LquHYou can find the materials for the concept “Language and Power” in the below linkhttps://drive.google.com/open?id=1q9q68ZGknPQ03mgeov4vvqwGKkNHVjPZPlace of English in Indian Constitutionhttps://drive.google.com/open?id=1q9q68ZGknPQ03mgeov4vvqwGKkNHVjPZCharacteristics of languagehttps://drive.google.com/open?id=1UqnhGdrx7H29-gT9XlgXxR6lnvwUQFMSRole and Nature of Languagehttps://drive.google.com/open?id=1OwtUHA8uU7gM7lyL_5Osn35EBTQ-pGNJ

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I Sem – General English – Communicative Approach

Communicative Approach Introduction             The Communicative approach is a learner centred approach. It gives the learner not only grammatical competency but also a sort of skill as to what to say, how to say, when to say, and where to say in order to satisfy his/her daily needs or larger aims. […]

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I sem – Gen. English – Word stress

Word Stress « The word is a linguistic entity composed of one or more syllables « The syllable that is pronounced more prominently than the other(s) in the same word is said to be accented or to receive the stress « In English there are several polysyllabic words in which more than one syllable may be […]

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Role of English language in India

Role of English in India English has been playing an important role in our educational system as well as in our national life. It is through English that we have shared the wisdom of the West and that the West has shared with us our intellectual and spiritual heritage. Views of […]

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Communicative Approach – Video lesson

Dear learners, Happy to share a link of a video of CLT, which is by an Associate Professor from Morocco. Do watch the video, and take notes of his explanation apart from the matter in the slides… We shall discuss the approach in the classroom along with a short quiz […]

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Short Essay on ‘Bhaichung Bhutia’ (200 Words)

‘Bhaichung Bhutia’ was born on 15 December 1976, at Tinkitan, Sikkim. He picked up football very early, since that was the only game which everybody played in his village. At the early age of eleven, Bhaichung’s skill in football earned him in SAI (Sports Authority of India) scholarship at the […]

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