[Posted for the Kerala University English Teacher Educator’s Forum - KUETEF]
Last week I received a request from one of our colleagues for resources for Semester IV. I hope this blog post will be useful to both teachers and trainees.
Post Methodology: Kumaravadivelu
Kumaravadivelu (1994) identified what he called the 'postmethod condition', a result of 'the widespread dissatisfaction with the conventional concept of method' Rather than subscribe to a single set of procedures, postmethod teachers adapt their approach in accordance with local, contextual factors, while at the same time being guided by a number of 'macrostrategies.
This is a growing branch of knowledge. Neuro refers to your neurology; Linguistic refers to language; programming refers to how that neural language functions. In short NLP is like learning the language of ones own mind.
For a fairly clear introduction please view
For NLP in ELT please view
It refers to teaching learners within a virtual environment.
M-learning in ELT
Today it is possible to learn English anytime, anywhere, and even while on the move using mobile phones.
For a talk view
A method for collating and plotting information on the occurrence, distribution, access and use of resources within the economic and cultural domain.
Use as a tool
For preparing Online tests
On taking online tests
It is a procedure by which specific abilities or characteristics can be evaluated via the Internet.
Trends in research in language and language learning
For survey of ELT research in India
For a collection of research papers
Research in Internet-based teaching and learning
An article on this topic is available at the following link
Continuing Professional Development
It refers to the process of tracking and documenting the skills, knowledge and experience that one gains both formally and informally as one works, beyond initial training.
For the British Council CPD framework please view
Online professional development courses
Today it possible recharge ones own teaching, learn new techniques and strategies online
TKT(Teaching Knowledge Test)
It is a recognized test to prove teaching knowledge. If you have not undergone a course such as BEd, this test would help acquire basic teaching knowledge.
CELTA(Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
It is now being seen as an essential TEFL qualification, particularly if you intend to find an English teacher job abroad.
IELTS (International English Language Testing System
The international English language testing system (IELTS) is a recognized English language proficiency test for higher education. Many who intend to migrate pass this test to help gain employment abroad.
Prepared and posted by
Dr. C. Praveen