Proceedings of Research Papers Presented At The National Research Seminar In English On “Widening Canvas Of Literature” Held On 03rd And 04th December, 2015
Lecturer, Dept. of English
Shri Vaishnav Institute of Management, Indore (MP)
Dr. Anita Thakur
Associate Professor – Dept. of Humanities
Acropolis Institute of Technology and Research, Indore (MP)
This paper will highlight the importance of English Language Teaching (ELT) around the world, and emphasizes the fact that while teaching English, one should focus on pedagogical competence rather than the language parameters laid down by native-speakers. This perspective should be taken into consideration even during the induction of teachers in English streams as foreign language (EFL) and as second language (ESL) teachers.
The study establishes the fact that being a nativespeaker of various regional and vernacular languages, an English teacher should consistently strive to reverberate the radical changes taking place in ELT and update the technicalities of language both in content and delivery. This combination not only creates a competent speaker but a competent teacher of English language.
The paper will also explore the facts that on many grounds like economical, technological, socio- cultural, and corporal changes that are evident in the world, during the past two decades, the nations observed radical changes in the status of English as official and national language in many post-colonial regions. The study will strongly proclaim the fact that the distinction between native and non-native speakers is no longer a valid point of discussion in many parts of the globe and the boundaries seem to be merging gradually with the development of English language.