Change In English Language Learning

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This paper deals with the need for a great change in English language teaching. Due to rapid demand for learning / teaching English language, there is a need to revise and re-orient the methods and methodologies conventionally followed till now. For learners to whom English is either a second language or foreign language, it is imperative that oral or spoken skills should be given more emphasis so as to activate and involve the learner in the learning process. This article discusses the need for new orientation and the required changes to be brought into the curriculum and current curriculum should meet the needs of the present day in terms of English language. In contemporary world, English language has become the golden key to open the…show more content…
In addition, there is much emphasis on introducing, developing and cultivating spoken language skills at the higher level of education while nothing is there at the fundamental level. The methods are defective, weak and incoherent. There is a need to approach the problem in a holistic manner and innovate a new model of teaching that will help to introduce and exercise communication skills or oral skills at the upper primary, secondary, and senior secondary level so that by the time the learners reach the stage of higher education, the syntactical structures are properly programmed leading to ease and fluency of the target language. At the same time, the time table should include oral activity hours at least twice or thrice weekly and evaluation at the end of the each class up to senior secondary level should be conducted for assessing the result of each spoken exercise. The focus of this article is to create such a new model of learner – centered methodology to train the learners to adapt themselves to language needs at the higher level of education. In other words, it is overhauling the present methods of English language teaching and reorient them towards the contextual methods of teaching keeping in mind, the average learners and the below average learners by designing a communicative model to help him / her learn English in a natural and effective manner, sometimes with…show more content…
This gradually builds up his / her language skills from the school level itself. The method should be reinforced by allotting more time in the time table for the students to exercise their spoken skills and overcome natural inefficiency and stage fear in learning the language skills that are most essential in speaking the target language fluently and effectively. The need to create a conducive ambience for the learning and expression of spoken skills as the focus of new English language paradigm is very much emphasized by Indira Nityanandam in her incisive analysis of class room atmosphere where the learners are reduced to passive listening, without an opportunity to activate and absorb their own language skills in the spoken

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