Six Months’ Certificate Course in Teaching English

The context

The students of the rural areas come from Bengali medium background with English as the second language. Their learning of the language remains incomplete. On the other hand, the syllabus of English literature does not have topics relating to the practical linguistics and higher grammar. So, a gap remains there in learning the language properly. Many of the students later on get engaged in private tuitions. Students need to learn various skills now with the help of technology. In this context Certificate Course in Teaching English is felt necessary.

Aims and Objectives:

The course is introduced with the following aims:

  1. To acquaint students with practical and applied aspects of the English language.
  2. To encourage students in learning the language in pre-planned scientific manner.
  3. To acquire the skills (LSRW).
  4. To explore the world of higher grammar.
  5. To give them an introduction to linguistics and encourage them to study it in the post-graduate level.

Teaching Methodology

The following methodology will be adapted in conducting the course

  1. Lecture Method
  2. Use of ICT/ use of spoken English courses
  • Seminar presentation
  1. Project Work

The Syllabus

  CONTENTS Classes
1. APPLIED LINGUISTICS

a)     Introduction to Applied Linguistics

b)    Language and Society

c)     Language Teaching Theory

 

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2. LANGUAGE DESCRIPTION

a)     Phonology

i)                General Phonetics

ii)              Organs of Speech

iii)            Standards of Pronunciation

iv)             Stress, Tone & Intonation

b)    Grammar

i)                What is grammar and why study it

ii)              Word and Sentence

iii)            Noun Phrase

iv)             Verb and Auxiliaries

c)     Discourse Analysis

i)       What is discourse?

ii)     Types of Discourse

iii)   Coherence

 

 

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3. LANGUAGE TEACHING METHODOLOGY

a)     Listening

i)                Problems in understanding spoken language.

ii)              Stages of listening

iii)            Listening input

iv)             Task in a listening class

b)    Speaking

i)                How to be a fluent speaker

ii)              Stages in a speaking class

iii)            Tasks provided in a speaking class

c)     Reading

i)                Types of reading tasks

ii)              Processes of reading

 

d)    Writing

i)                Features of a good writing

ii)              Problems in writing

iii)            Writing processes

iv)             Use of cohesive devices

 

 

 

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4. USE OF MEDIA

a)     Using audio materials/music for language teaching

b)    Video/T.V Programme for language teaching

 

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5. LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

a)     Reading Comprehension

b)    Listening Comprehension

c)     Speaking

d)    Literary Appreciation

 

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