Journal for Research Scholars and Professionals of English Language Teaching

Journal for Research Scholars and Professionals of English Language Teaching

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TEACHING OF LITERATURE IN THE CONTEXT OF ELT: AN ILLUSTRATION

TEACHING OF LITERATURE IN THE CONTEXT OF ELT: AN ILLUSTRATION

Authors: Dr. R. V. Anuradha
Year: 2020, Volume: 4, Number: 21
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Literature as a favourable tool for English language teaching/learning has often been neglected and hence study of literature has been eliminated from the English language curriculum. In fact language and literature go hand in hand in enhancing the learning experiences of a L2 learner because literature is a rich language learning source. Even the textbooks prescribed for language study also fail to speak about the artistic making of a literary piece and its aesthetic effect. The textbooks are prepared only with a language orientation and do not regard the literary value of a given poem prescribed for study. ELT practitioners need to sensitize students towards the literary competencies to be sensitive to the various styles, forms, conventions etc. of language. This paper underscores the importance of study of literature in English language learning at the under graduate (UG) level in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, where study of literature is relegated into the background in preference to language orientation. An attempt is made to discuss the viewpoints of great scholars like Widdowson, Littlewood, Brumfit and Carter, Collie and Slater, and Lazar, to name a few, on using Literature in the study of language. Notions like Defamiliarization and Foregrounding are used in the analysis of a selected poem by way of illustration. The conceptual framework provided in this paper can be applied to analyze and interpret any literary work in TESL classrooms to enhance the language learning experience.

Keywords: TEACHING OF LITERATURE, ELT
Detecting Major Allusions and their Significance in Eliot’s Poem The Waste Land

Detecting Major Allusions and their Significance in Eliot’s Poem The Waste Land

Authors: Lok Raj Sharma
Year: 2020, Volume: 4, Number: 21
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The primal objective of this article is to detect major allusions and their significance in Eliot’s poem The Waste Land. This poem is tremendously tough because of diverse interruptions in the narrative level, piled up contrasts, abundant use of allusions and a number of quotations which are from other languages rather than from English. The poet delineates spiritual crisis, pessimism, sexual perversion, infertility, cruelty and despondency in the Modern World through different allusions taken from multifarious unprecedented sources. The article writer extracts some words, verse lines and stanzas which are used as allusions in the poem, and tries to discern their significance in the poem. Their significance lies in their contribution to the depiction of major messages or themes of the poem. This article concludes with the assertion that the allusions employed in this poem are apt and felicitous. The teachers and the students who are interested in teaching and studying this poem will be benefitted from reading this article.

Keywords: Allusions, Spiritual Crisis, T.S. Eliot’s Poem The Waste Land
English Language Teaching During the Times of COVID-19- Challenges and Opportunities: A Brief Study of GFP Students in Muscat College

English Language Teaching During the Times of COVID-19- Challenges and Opportunities: A Brief Study of GFP Students in Muscat College

Authors: Ms. Nuzhath Fatima
Year: 2020, Volume: 4, Number: 21
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This article presents the results of a study on the effects of COVID-19 and the changes that crept into English Language Teaching of EFL learners of GFP program in Muscat College, Oman. The study illustrates that Language Teaching as we know underwent a dramatic change due to the unforeseen and unpredictable situation that presented in the form of COVID-19 and the changes that had to be made to curriculum, pedagogy, evaluation of students’ performance while at the same time maintaining the quality of teaching and sustained enthusiasm of the learners. The analysis of students’ summative evaluation results clearly show that a majority of students showed remarkable affinity to learning through the methods employed by teachers using online applications such as Microsoft Teams, Moodle, etc. However, the task at hand for both the teachers and students was not easy. Many students did not have a good WiFi connection, some had difficulty in accessing the network, while some did not have necessary equipment at home, so they were forced to adapt to a varied ways of learning and so on. Though it seems like problems galore, nevertheless almost all the students were able to take their final evaluation online, which proves that if implemented rightly and with little flexibility on the part of both the learner and the instructor, online learning of English Language during the initial part of lockdown proved to be a success in Muscat College.

Keywords: COVID-19, ELT, e-Learning, Pedagogy, Technological Tools
The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name: How Language Is Used To Conceal Perversion And Desire In Lolita And The Awakening

The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name: How Language Is Used To Conceal Perversion And Desire In Lolita And The Awakening

Authors: Shafayat Nazam Rasul
Year: 2020, Volume: 4, Number: 21
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The language used by authors and the characters they create is, of course, of the utmost importance when it comes to our understanding of texts and, throughout history, this language has been used as a shield behind which characters (and their authors) can hide. This paper focuses on the language of sexuality and shows how characters use language to conceal the true nature of their sexuality in two different ways through two different novels: Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita and Kate Chopin’s The Awakening. I argue that, in Lolita, Humbert Humbert uses language not only to hide his own perversions but that, in fact, he is successful in doing so, normalizing it in the process, generating sympathy for himself, and painting all those who oppose him as villainous. In The Awakening, we take a look at the representation of female sexuality, where Chopin hides the controversial matter of Edna Pontellier’s sexual awakening and subsequent sexual autonomy behind an intense narrative style. In both cases, language is used in an attempt to protect oneself, either from judgement or persecution, when discussing the conventionally taboo subject matter of sexuality. And, in both cases, this attempt has been a futile one.

Keywords: The Awakening, Lolita, Paedophilia, Perversion, Romance, Sexual Awakening
Academic Language Proficiency: English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Academic Language Proficiency: English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Authors: Prof. V. Chandra Sekhar Rao
Year: 2020, Volume: 4, Number: 21
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This paper presents Academic Language Proficiency and how to use general and content-specific vocabulary, specialized or complex grammatical structures-all for the purpose of acquiring new knowledge and skills. English for Academic Purposes (EAP) has emerged out of the broader field of English for Specific Purposes (ESP). EAP teachers often attempt to choose the best way to assist students with Academic English. EAP educators show wholeheartedly their expertise in classroom instruction, their responsiveness to students' needs through educational programs arranging and materials improvement.

Keywords: Academic English, EAP, ESP, Language Skills
Teaching English Grammar: In-Service English Language Teachers’ Perceptions

Teaching English Grammar: In-Service English Language Teachers’ Perceptions

Authors: Mr. Rameshwar Jyoti
Year: 2020, Volume: 4, Number: 21
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This study aims to explore the perceptions of in-service English teachers towards teaching grammar in secondary level. I employed a qualitative research design. The study was carried out within the theoretical framework of social constructivism and cognitivism. Three in-service English teachers of secondary level, teaching at three different community schools in Rupandehi district, Nepal were purposively selected as research participants. They were interviewed using a semi-structured interview technique to collect relevant information for the purpose. The study reveals that in-service English teachers have positive attitudes towards teaching grammar. Furthermore, they opined that grammar plays a central role in teaching English language, and should not be taught deductively. In addition, they were in favour of the use of inductive method of teaching grammar as this method enhances the students to produce syntactically and semantically correct sentences with appropriate and relevant vocabulary. The study further demonstrates that deductive method is also in practice to teach grammar because the students feel better and more comfortable to receive rules and structures of grammar from the teachers. This study contributes to English teachers' comprehensive understanding of teaching grammar in their classrooms.

Keywords: Deductive Method, Inductive Method, Teaching English Grammar
The Role of Poetry in Learners’ EFL Reading Comprehension: Mekdela Preparatory and Secondary School in Focus

The Role of Poetry in Learners’ EFL Reading Comprehension: Mekdela Preparatory and Secondary School in Focus

Authors: Dr. Yosef BecoDubi, et al.
Year: 2020, Volume: 4, Number: 22
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The purpose of the study was to investigate the role of poetry in improving students’ reading comprehension. The study employed pre-test and post-test quasi-experimental design, based on a non-equivalent control group. The study was conducted on 100 grade 12 students in Mekdela Preparatory and Secondary School. From the total of 360 grade 12 students enrolled in 2018/19 academic year, only two sections, i.e. section A(n=48) and section B(n=52) were considered as experimental and control group respectively as one of the researchers was assigned to teach the two classes. Due this convenient sampling technique was used to select the study groups, and lottery method was employed to determine the experimental and control group. The data collection instruments used in this study were tests and questionnaire. To check the two sections pre-intervention reading comprehension level, two equivalent pre -tests were administered, and to measure the two groups’ ‘post intervention reading comprehension improvement, two equivalent post -tests were given. The findings from the post -tests revealed that the experimental group showed significant reading comprehension improvement over that of control group in which significant pre-to post reading achievement test scores improvement was not seen. The result from the one sample t test data analysis showed that the study was acceptable and effective. To this end, EFL teachers are strongly advised to incorporate efficient and sufficient literary texts in the language teaching program. Also, EFL curriculum developers ought to include literary materials when preparing any English text books.

Keywords: Poetry, Learners, EFL, Reading, Comprehension
Social Settings in the Novels of Amitav Ghosh

Social Settings in the Novels of Amitav Ghosh

Authors: Dr Smita kamdi
Year: 2020, Volume: 4, Number: 22
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Amitav Ghosh is the crucial writer who mirrors the actuality of Indian reality. All his significant works have received enormous academic consideration over the globe and it has welcomed and fashioned a lot of literary criticism. He has composed reliably great books and non-anecdotal composition works which have won extraordinary praise both in India and abroad. Ghosh gives great prominence to social and cultural incidents in his writings for bringing about a significant impact among the masses of this world. His creative writing, both fiction and non-fiction, in general, take on issues of history and geography as well as politics and culture. His thoughtful standpoint of the world makes him the citizen of the world, since he emphatically accepts that under the roof of the sky, the world is one. The novelist makes his books as a weapon to delete the shadow lines between individuals and nations and he needs to rebuild the world without war and as a blossoming garden with full of aromatic smell.

Keywords: Diaspora, Fundamentalism, Social Milieu, Novels of Amitav Ghosh
Mobile Apps in the EFL College Classroom

Mobile Apps in the EFL College Classroom

Authors: Prof. Reima Al-Jarf
Year: 2020, Volume: 4, Number: 22
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The article shows the advantages of using mobile Apps in language learning, types of language learning Apps, how to search for language Apps, criteria for selecting mobile language Apps, instructional stages with mobile Apps, the instructor’s role and some implications for teaching and learning with mobile Apps.

Keywords: Mobile Apps, Language Apps, Mobile Learning, Mobile Technology, Smart Phones
The Essence of Jiddu Krishnamurti’s Talks with Teachers and Students: an Analysis

The Essence of Jiddu Krishnamurti’s Talks with Teachers and Students: an Analysis

Authors: Dr. Honnegowda C.S.
Year: 2020, Volume: 4, Number: 22
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Jiddu Krishnamurti is acknowledged as a foremost spiritual educator in India as well as in other parts of the world including Britain and the USA. His public talks inspired numerous people and many of his books on education have been published. Krishnamurti can be viewed as an outstanding exponent of the Indian religious tradition from a variety of standpoints. Krishnamurti founded seven schools, with all of which he maintained close contact. The talks to teachers discussed the meaning of right education; the long vision; action; the true denial; competition; fear; teaching; and learning; the good mind; the negative approach; inward flowering, etc.

Keywords: Jiddu Krishnamurti’s Talks on education, The Essence of Teaching

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