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Teaching English as a Second Language

Teaching English as a Second Language
Theory and Praxis

First Edition
  • Aarati Mujumdar - Assistant Professor, Department of General Education, Modern College of Business and Science, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
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October 2017 | 380 pages | SAGE Texts

A systematic and well-researched textbook with a multidisciplinary approach to understand the methods and techniques of teaching English as a second language.

This book provides an easy-to-understand and easy-to-apply discussion on language structure, pronunciation, intonation, grammar, and vocabulary through numerous tasks and exercises. The section on “instructional practices” deals with various language skills and their applications in real-world classrooms.

With actual classroom-tested techniques, Teaching English as a Second Language: Theory and Praxis would be an ideal companion for BEd students who are in the process of becoming teachers. It would also help practicing teachers who can modify and adapt these techniques and tasks to aid students develop language skills required to face the challenges of the twenty-first century.

Key Features

• Provides a comprehensive introduction to second language teaching with reference to the  recent trends and developments in the area

• Enables teachers to adopt a problem-solving approach to teaching English

• Uses communicative language teaching (CLT) and task-based teaching methodology, helping  learners to develop communication of meaning along with accuracy of form

• Dedicated sections on classroom evaluation techniques and use of audiovisual aids and other  resources for language teaching


Section I. Theoretical Underpinnings
English in India
Methods and Approaches
Language Learning
Section II. Elements of Language
Features of language
Section III. Instructional Practices
Introduction to Classroom Practices and Techniques
Developing Language Skills: I Listening and Speaking Skills
Developing Language Skills: II Reading Skills
Developing Language Skills: III Writing Skills
Developing Language Skills IV Grammar Skills
Developing Language Skills: V Vocabulary Skills
Developing Study Skills
Section IV. Evaluation
Testing English as a Second Language
Section V. Classroom Resources
Materials Analysis
Audiovisual Aids


Teaching English as a Second Language: Theory and Praxis —for such an endeavour to succeed, the challenge will be to strike a balance between existing scholarship and fresh insights into the evolving ramifications of the aspects being examined. With over thirty years of teaching experience behind her, Aarati Mujumdar takes the challenge head on and strives to share her personal experience of teaching English to students spread across India and Muscat.. teachers of English can benefit from the application-based examples and questions provided within each chapter…[and] researchers working in the field of ELT. The book is amply supplemented by an exhaustive bibliography and a useful index at the end”

Fortell, 14 October 2019

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