Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2017)
Teaching English language and literature
Author(s): Dr. Bhagvanbhai H. Chaudhari
Abstract: The status of English in social, political and educational fields in India seems to be in its developing stage. It is thought that place of English in India today is somewhere between the foreign language and second language. Though, the position of English in India seems far better than past in recent years, yet there are certain problems of teaching English in India. In order to teach English effectively, English teacher must be fully known to the aims and objectives of teaching English. The aim of teaching English in India especially is to help students to acquire practical knowledge of English. It is aimed that the students can acquire the speaking, reading and writing talent. The researchers often suggest that basic objective should make the student independent. The teaching of English as a foreign language has become more of scientific and technical nature. The learner should have linguistic competence to read literary writings. The curriculum, textbook etc. play a key role, hence need based courses should be introduced. The reading material should be interesting and be presented in the context of the students social living. It should be prescribed according to the mental age and common educational requirements of the learners. The effective teaching of language and literature is achievable only when the teacher has command over various teaching skills and techniques’. It is equally true that along with teacher, the students too must be in active mode while learning.