Syllabus for newly introduced English Methodology at B

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    Andhra University

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/

     B.Ed. level.

    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

    : 2 :

    Unit IV: Phonetics (10 hours)

1. The sounds in English Phonetic symbols Vowels, Diphthongs and Consonants

    Phonetic transcription

2. Stress Word Stress (Primary and Secondary) and Sentence Stress

    3. Strong and weak forms of words

    4. Intonation

    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.

    Practical work:

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

    methodology subjects)


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