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ERIC Number: EJ1069123
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-0559
Changing the Priorities in Teaching English in Asia: A Monologue for Teachers and Students
Patil, Z. N.
Journal of Educational Technology, v3 n1 p18-24 Apr-Jun 2006
Language teaching methodology has been changing over a period of time. The teacher-centered approach is gradually giving way to learner-centered approach. Until a decade ago, the role of the teacher was that of a constant donor of knowledge and corrector of learner errors. But, the paradigms are shifting and teacher roles are altering. The teacher is now seen as a friend, philosopher and guide of the learner, a facilitator, consultant and co-learner. Simultaneously, the objectives of teaching English as a second and foreign language are constantly being shuffled and reshuffled. There was a time when the goal of English language teaching was to develop linguistic and literary competence in the learner. Accuracy was prioritized over fluency and appropriateness. Recently, we are talking about reordering our priorities. The present paper attempts to explain how it is imperative to place appropriateness before accuracy and narrates the author's personalized views on this issue.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Asia
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