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Pedagogy of English as a Second Language

Language:  English
This book is an attempt to discuss various strategies to teach English to non-native speakers in a scientific manner, and will be useful to practising as well as aspiring teachers everywhere.
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English is taught in almost all countries. In places where it is taught either as a second language – in most countries – or as a foreign language, it is important that teachers make use of the approaches and methods that will ensure the students achieve near-native proficiency in the English language.This book is an attempt to discuss various strategies to teach English to non-native speakers in a scientific manner. It will be useful not only to practising and aspiring teachers of non-native speakers but also in certain respects to those teaching native speakers too.

About the Author

Manmohan’s interactive style and unique ability to engage with young as well as not so young has made him a very effective training facilitator. He has conducted a horde of training programmes in India and the Middle East. His deep insight into the culture of his home country – India – and that of the Middle East has made it possible for him to effectively engage audiences. He has also made presentations on various topics at International Conferences under the auspices of UNESCO, and ensured that his practical viewpoints are shared with a wide variety of audience.

Currently a Freelance Training Facilitator, Manmohan has authored several eBooks on Management and Education.

Having worked as Head of several educational and training organisations in India, Kuwait and Oman, he has specialised in training programmes for people in a wide variety of professions. He has also made a Webinar presentation on Personality Development organised by a US-based organisation.

An alumnus of Cambridge International College (UK), Manmohan also holds a Ph.D. in Management, and Masters in Business Management, Education and English.

Manmohan is currently India-based and conducts training programmes for college students, professors and management executives.

Among his other programmes the following are in much demand:

  • Soft Skills

  • Business Communication

  • Leadership & Teambuilding

  • Pedagogy of Teaching at college/school level

  • EMI (English as Medium of Instruction) Skills for college professors

  • Guidance and counselling in educational institutions

  • About the Author
  • Preface
  1. Aspects of language
    1. Introduction to language
    2. Phonological structure of English
    3. Morphological structure of English
    4. Syntactic structure of English
  2. Objectives and taxonomy
    1. Introduction
    2. Objectives of teaching English
    3. Bloom’s taxonomy of learning domains
    4. Instructional objectives
    5. Teaching of prose
    6. Teaching of poetry
    7. Teaching of composition
    8. Aims of teaching English
    9. Use of mother tongue
  3. Approaches and methods
    1. Introduction
    2. Bilingual method
    3. Direct method
    4. Structural approach
    5. Communicative approach
    6. Eclectic approach
  4. Development of language skills
    1. Listening
    2. Speaking
    3. Reading
    4. Writing
    5. Powerpoint presentation
    6. Use of multimedia
  5. Teaching english to large classes
    1. Introduction
    2. Language teaching paradigm
  6. Evaluation
    1. Introduction
    2. The concept of unit test
    3. Steps for unit test
    4. Construction of unit test
    5. The blue print
    6. Sections of the question paper
    7. Editing the test
    8. Reviewing the question paper
    9. Design of the unit test
    10. Diagnostic test
  7. E-learning and e-testing
    1. Introduction
    2. Features of e-learning
    3. Computer assisted language learning (call)
  • References
About the Author

Manmohan Joshi