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ERIC Number: EJ1156499
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1559-663X
My Classroom: India
Hart, Blaire Creamer
English Teaching Forum, v55 n3 p38-42 2017
Dr. Santosh Kumar Mahapatra did not grow up speaking English, and studying English in secondary school was not easy for him. In fact, he almost failed the subject in Grades 10 and 12. Later, after he earned a master's degree in English Literature but still felt he could not speak the language well, he improved his English-speaking skills while earning a second master's degree. Now, he not only holds a PhD in English Language Teaching, but he has also designed courses--including one called English Conversation Skills. This article discusses some effective strategies Dr. Mahapatra uses to overcome the challenge of teaching large classes.
US Department of State. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs, SA-5, 2200 C Street NW 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20037. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
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