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ERIC Number: EJ1068453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-2231-3338
Prospect of Electronic Media as Curriculum in Non-Native Contexts
Dutta, Juri; Parhi, Asima Ranjan
Journal on English Language Teaching, v4 n2 p1-7 Apr-Jun 2014
In the context of India in general, and places where English language functions as a second language in particular, the prevalent idea that our students have to support their language learning capability through the native accent (pronunciation) structures is a myth. The paper takes up the following hypotheses: 1. Listening to BBC English or Standard English need not be the criteria for good English. 2. Speaking and appropriating the native speech is cumbersome, neo-colonial in approach. The study takes the objective of developing a learner friendly curriculum that is modeled on the basis of materials from the electronic, and other mass media in non-native contexts. It was proposed that reading all kinds of material instead of the defined, the canonized and formal text books is the pragmatic study in this direction and while writing, the learners could experiment with all kinds of Englishes around without appearing ridiculous.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India