Language is the vehicle of our thought, a significant medium of expression of our feelings and experiences. Of all the languages, English is considered the most important language owing to its worldwide use as a medium of communication between nations. In the present-day world, one ought to have command of English language if one wishes to succeed in his chosen field. Accordingly, the importance of teaching English cannot be overemphasized. It constitutes an integral part of curriculum for B.Ed. students. The present book has been prepared with meticulous care as per the new syllabus on English Method for B.Ed. course. It contains ten chapters, each chapter having sections and sub-sections arranged systematically and sequentially to best meet the needs of B.Ed. students of various universities in India. It is a reader-friendly piece of work based on the experiences of authors, in the teaching of English Method, interaction with B.Ed. students, literature available in different libraries, and the data downloaded from the internet.
Beginning with the concept of language, the book provides an in-depth study of aims and objectives of ELT, language skills, teaching methods, instructional materials, evaluation and linguistics. Besides, chapters devoted to contents and pedagogical analysis and spoken English are highly informative and easily comprehensible. While Appendices and Subject Index included in the book facilitate easy understanding, Bibliography completes the book.
The present book will undoubtedly prove extremely useful for all B.Ed. students of Indian Universities whereas for teachers it is an ideal reference book.
Neena Dash, M.A. (Edn.), M. Phil. (Dist.) (Medalist), Ph.D., Certificate in German language, Certificate in MTLD (INPA), NET (UGC) qualified, is a Lecturer in Education at Krishma Education Centre, Himachal Pradesh. She has attended a number of orientation programmes organized by the RCI of India, UGC sponsored National Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Research at Ambala, Refresher Courses on Education and Information Technology organized by Academic Staff College of H.P. University, Shimla. She presented a paper on ‘Reducing Educational Failure of Children with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings’ in the National Conference on EFA organized by Rohilkhand University, Bareilly. She has to her credit three books—Fundamentals of Educational Psychology, Essentials of Exceptionality and Special Education and Inclusive Education for Children with Special Needs, which have received overwhelming response from her readers.
M. Dash is a reputed author, known for his books on Education. His books Education in India: Problems and Perspectives, Fundamentals of Educational Psychology and Education of Exceptional Children, published by the Atlantic Publishers and Distributors (P) Ltd., New Delhi, have been well received by readers across the country. His books are prescribed by various universities for B.Ed. course. His thirty-five years of teaching and administrative experiences, including twelve years of experience as Principal in various B.Ed. colleges, have immensely contributed to his writing of books.