Syllabus for newly introduced English Methodology at B.Ed. course
[ For candidates opted ‘English’ at the Education Common Entrance Test
w.e.f. 2008-09 admitted batch ]
Total number of Instructional hours: 77 Marks allotted: 100
1. To develop in the student-teachers the necessary skills of English language learning.
2. To develop in them the skills of acquiring vocabulary of higher level.
3. To develop in them the necessary skills of communication for practical purposes.
4. To make them acquire the habits of stress, intonation and correct pronunciation with
special emphasis on phonetics.
5. To develop in them the skills of creative writing in English.
6. To develop in the student-teachers a taste for teaching English language at
Secondary school level.
Unit – I: Language and Literature (10 hours)
1. Meaning and concept of language and literature
2. Features of language
3. Brief history of English language
4. Place of English in Indian Education
5. Role of English – Functions of English – Importance of English in India
Unit – II: Pedagogic principles (5 hours)
1. Aims and Objectives of teaching English at different levels, viz., High School/
2. Principles of English language teaching and learning
3. History of English language teaching
4. Problems of teaching English in India
5. Use of mother tongue in teaching English – Merits/Demerits
Unit – III: Methods, Approaches and Techniques of teaching English (8 hours)
1. Concept of Method, Approach and Technique
2. Types – (a) Grammar Translation Method – Direct Method – Dr. West’s New
Method – Aural-Oral Method – Bilingual Method
(b) Structural/Situational/Oral/Communicative Approaches
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Unit – IV: Phonetics (10 hours)
1. The sounds in English – Phonetic symbols – Vowels, Diphthongs and Consonants –
2. Stress – Word Stress (Primary and Secondary) and Sentence Stress
3. Strong and weak forms of words
5. Rhyme [
6. Rhythm – Types – Meters (iombic, tactile, diaspore) – Scanning
Unit – V: Teaching of language learning skills (9 hours)
1. L S R W – Sub skills – Tasks for developing LSRW – Factors affecting learning
LSRW – Strategies to develop these four skills
2. Supplementary skills – Note making/Note taking – Reference skills – Use of
Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopaedia
3. Communicative skills – Interpersonal skills – Individual, pair and group work –
Tasks for developing communicative skills in English
Unit – VI: Teaching of English language teaching skills (10 hours)
1. Teaching of Prose, Poetry, Grammar including Figures of speech – Supplementary
Reader – Composition
2. Micro teaching in English (10 skills) – Concept – Meaning – Technique – Lesson
3. Macro teaching – Lesson planning and its uses – Steps in teaching Prose, Poetry,
Grammar, Supplementary Reader and Composition
4. Lesson plan preparation for teaching Prose/Poetry/Grammar/Composition along
with instructional objectives and specifications.
Unit – VII: Curriculum and Text Book (5 hours)
2. Uses of an English Reader in teaching English – Analysis of English Class Readers
used at secondary school level
1. Concept – Principles of Curriculum construction
Unit – VIII: Audio-Visual Aids in teaching English (5 hours)
Audio-Visual aids – Graphic – Three dimensional – Projected – Activity aids – Match stick diagrams – Language laboratory – Uses of different teaching aids
Unit – IX: Student centered teaching (7 hours)
Programmed learning – CAI (Computer Aided Instruction) and CAL (Computer
Assisted Learning) in English – Language games – PMSTEL (Progressive Mastery of
Skills of Teaching English Language) technique of teaching
Unit – X: Evaluation (8 hours)
Concept – Types of Evaluation – Principles – Tools of Evaluation – Types of tests – Teacher made tests – Unit test – Qualities of a good test – Preparation of test items –
Weightage tables – Blue print – Question paper – Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
and interpretation of test results – Remedial teaching.
1. Preparation of language games – Puzzles, exercises etc.
2. Preparation of Micro teaching lesson plans – 5 Nos.
3. Preparation and teaching of lessons in Prose, Poetry, Grammar and Composition – 5
Macro teaching practice lessons and 15 lessons under internship (on par with other
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