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National seminar on 'methods, materials and techniques of teaching English'

National Seminar on 'Methods, Materials and Techniques of Teaching English'Submitted by ELTeCS ISL on 22 May, 2010 - 15:09U.G.C Sponsored National Seminar on Methods, Materials and Techniques of Teaching English Language24th & 25th June 2010Organized by The Department of EnglishJAGARLAMUDI KUPPUSWAMY CHOUDARY COLLEGEGuntur – 522 006Andhra Pradesh, India ThemeThe overall theme of the conference is “Methods, Materials and Techniques of Teaching English Language”. It can be seen that there are many Engineering Colleges where the emphasis is on imparting the four-fold skills of language. Likewise, language is given much importance in Arts, Science and Commerce colleges.  Hence, it is deemed apt to conduct it on issues bearing on language teaching and learning.Call for Research PapersIn the wake of globalization, English language teaching and learning has become a fertile ground for much discussion and deliberation. Votaries of the new paradigmatic shift represented by EFLU, Hyderabad and its products become very vocal in demolishing the hegemony of age-old language teaching practices which have been held sacrosanct for long. Their precise aim is to place the learners on centre stage in the classroom transactions. A cursory look at Intermediate and Degree English syllabi corroborate the success of their contention. The efficacy of the changed syllabi is hotly debated among academics. Hence, there is a need for new perspectives, and much reflection.In an English class methods play a very important role in delivering goods. It is commonplace that the age-old practices in terms of methods reigns supreme irrespective of their practical utility, application in the Indian classrooms. With the new methods, the emphasis has shifted from teacher-centredness to learner-centredness.   Many activities are structured to make learning enjoyable and participatory. Some hold that new methods are not successful in the classroom.The materials (syllabi) of teaching English assume great magnitude in the realization of aims and objectives of teaching and learning. Though the traditional materials cannot be dispensed with, of late much significance has been attached to authentic material since it makes language learning lively and real. Techniques help in the actual realization of the learning inputs. They empower the teacher and the student alike in making learning ambience more congenial for language learning.  It is supposed the emerging technologies like CALL and web-based learning resources are useful in the two focal areas – accuracy and fluency of students’ proficiency.Broadly speaking, methods, materials and techniques are the areas the seminar seeks to deliberate upon.  It is proposed that in each session there should be a lead paper by a distinguished Professor/ Scholar to be followed by the other paper presenters.As there are many radical and drastic changes taking place in the domains of language teaching and learning, there is an imperative need to fine-tune and share a teacher’s repertoire of skills.  The Seminar seeks to provide the platform for teachers to reflect on the following topics:Major Thrust Areas:   1. Emerging Trends in English Language Teaching and learning   2. Teacher-Student Interaction and Language Teaching   3.  The Validity and Reliability of Traditional Materials - Their Role in Language Learning   4.  The Place of Authentic Materials   5. Techniques of English Language Teaching and Learning   6. Learning Technologies   7. Task-based Language Teaching and  Learning   8. Language through Literature   9. Communicative Competence: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives  10. Oral and Written Skills; Listening and Reading Skills  11. The Place of Grammar  12. Role of English Laboratory  13. ELT in India and the Problems and Prospects  14. Teacher’s Role  in the Classroom  15. Problems of Language Teaching and Aspects of Good Language Teaching      As the theme of seminar is very comprehensive, papers related to other areas of language teaching and learning are also invited. The papers should conform to the MLA style sheet (A4 size, singe column, 12 point; Times Roman, single line spacing) not exceeding 3000 words with an abstract of about 250 words. A team of experts will adjudicate the well-documented and cogently argued papers for publication.Address for Correspondence: Last date for the submission of articles is 20th May, 2010.  A hard copy and a soft copy of your article should be sent to the following address along with the registration fee: Dr V. Pala Prasada Rao, 2-12-165; Stambalagaruvu (Po); Guntur; Pin Code: 522006. The E-mail Attachment to the following is also accepted:prasadarao.jkccollege@gmail.com; nnr.jkccollege@yahoo.co.in;Note:. Accommodation will be provided to the non-local paper presenters on payment.REGISTRATION FORM Name & Address………..……………………..…………………………….…………………………………………………….…………………Phone No: ……………………..Accompanying person(s)E-mail …………………………………..……..Title of the research paper:……………………………………………………………………………………………………Whether accommodation needed: yes/noRegistration fee details:(Draw Rs. 250/- (for students, it is Rs. 100/-) in favor of V.Pala Prasad Rao,Department of English, JKC College,Payable at Guntur on any nationalized bank) D.D.No & Date...…………………………. Drawn on ………………………………….. Amount Rs   ………..………………………. Registration FeeThe registration fee for the delegates attending the conference is Rs.250/- and for  student delegates Rs.100/- which includes conference kit, two breakfasts and three meals. Date:Place:                                                          Signature

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