ERIC Number: ED071470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
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TESL and Spoken English in the Indian Context.
Seshadri, C. K.
Journal of the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, v19 n1 p1-6 Apr 1970
This paper examines the belief that the best way of teaching English-as-a-second language (TESL) is to provide the student with opportunities for hearing and speaking "Standard" English. The author contests C.C. Fries' view that "...speech 'is' the language." In India, it is noted, the greatest single difficulty for students is speaking English. The lack of any direct, positive transfer of linguistic theory to the development of TESL instructional materials is also criticized. The educational problems engendered by teaching students to speak English before reading the language are discussed, and concluding remarks point out the need for a revision in Indian educational policy concerning TESOL. (RL)
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Authoring Institution: Maharaja Sayajirao Univ. of Baroda (India).
Identifiers - Location: India