Journal for Research Scholars and Professionals of English Language Teaching

Journal for Research Scholars and Professionals of English Language Teaching

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This journal has '6' articles

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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Abstract

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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Abstract

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

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