Pedagogy of Teaching English

By Prof. Sudhakar Venukapalli   |   The English and Foreign Languages University
Learners enrolled: 1789
Pedagogy of teaching English is an advanced course which aims at empowering participants with contemporary theoretical developments in language teaching. It also aims at developing critical thinking skills among participants in teaching English as a second language. The course is designed to raise and consolidate awareness of the principles and practice of teaching English to secondary school students and adult learners. The participants of this course will be exposed to a variety of techniques and their theoretical bases in order to help them take appropriate decisions. The content and lessons of this course are organized in the following four core units of learning:
1. Unit-I : Critical Reflections on ELT
2. Unit-II : Constructing Discourses-I 
3. Unit-II : Constructing Discourses-II, and 
4. Unit: IV. Understanding Assessment/Feedback 
The duration of the course will be 13 weeks where the participant shall be dealing with 52 papers. Weekly assignments will be provided that are considered for the internals.

At the end of the course, student are expected to:

1. be able to  reflect  on the current practices in English language teaching .
2. be able to draw insights from contemporary perspectives on language and language learning for designing  pedagogical   and classroom processes.
3. be able to cognize language learning  in terms of construction and production of discourse 
4. be able to acquire critical  competencies to  construe  teaching and learning grammar from anti-behaviorist framework of mind.
5. have a conceptual knowledge and effective application of various theories  and procedures of assessment in  classrooms.

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 15 weeks
Category :
  • Teacher Education
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 01 Feb 2021
End Date : 30 Apr 2021
Enrollment Ends : 28 Feb 2021
Exam Date :

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Course layout

WEEK-01                                                                                                objective

1. ELT Through Critical Lens
2. Paradigm Shift in ELT
3. Academic Standards – LSRW
4. Discourse Gradation

WEEK-02                                                                                                objective

1. The Modular Approach
2. The Pedagogy of Interaction
3. Code switching as a pedagogic tool
4. Graphic Reading for the Beginners

WEEK-03                                                                                                objective

1. Implications of Multiple Intelligences in Classroom
2. Collaborative ELT classroom
3. Brain based learning - 1 Theory and Applications
4. Brain based learning - 2 Theory and Implications

WEEK-04                                                                                                objective

1. Brain based learning - 3 Design principles
2. Brain based learning - 4 Pedagogical methodologies
3. Specific Language Disabilities Part – 1
4. Specific Language Disabilities Part – 2

WEEK-05                                                                                                objective

1. Pedagogy of Reading Level-01
2. The Pedagogy of Reading – level 5
3. Teaching Reading Pleasure to Skill
4. Narrative as a Pedagogic Tool - Part – 1

WEEK-06                                                                                                objective

1. Constructing Conversations -Part-2
2. Constructing Conversations part 2
3. Constructing Descriptions
4. Constructing Narratives

WEEK-07                                                                                                objective

1. Constructing rhymes songs poems copy
2. Choreography for critical appreciation of poems
3.     Choreography for Second Language Acquisition
4. Choreography – Script Writing

WEEK-08                                                                                                objective

1. Integrating Language Skills
2. Teaching pronunciation
3. Teaching pronunciation – The Issues 1
4. Teaching pronunciation – The Issues 2

WEEK-09                                                                                                objective

1. Producing speech sounds Part – 1
2. Producing speech sounds Part – 2
3. Classroom Theatre – Grades 3 to 5
4. Classroom theatre on social issues and themes

WEEK-10                                                                                                objective

1. Academic writing - Biographical sketches
2. Academic writing – Letters
3. Academic Writing- Essays
4. Academic Writing- Report

WEEK-11                                                                                                objective

1. Teaching Grammar - To The Issues
2. Teaching of Grammar - The Issues - Part – 2
3. Constructing Formal Grammar
4. Assessment - The Issues part – 1

WEEK-12                                                                                                objective

1. Assessment - The Issues part – 2
2. Editing Through Collaboration
3. Editing written discourses – 1
4. Study skills and project work

WEEK-13                                                                                                objective

1. Low proficiency learners
2. Assessment - Summative
3. Assessment – Formative
4. Feedback in ELT Class room

Books and references

Amritavalli, R. 1999. Language as a Dynamic Text: Essays on Language, Cognition and Communication. CIEFL Akshara series.Hyderabad: Allied Publishers.
Amritavalli, R. 2001. Applied research in language education. In C.J. Daswani (ed.) Language Education in Multilingual India. UNESCO,New Delhi, pp. 210-263.
Chomsky, Noam. 1975. Reflections on Language. New York: Pantheon Books.
Krashen, Stephen D. 1985. The Input Hypothesis: Issues and Implications. London; New York: Longman.
Krashen, Stephen D. and Tracy D. Terrell. 1983. The Natural Approach: Language Acquisition in the Classroom. Hayward, CA: Alemany Press.
Snow, Catherine E., H. Cancina, J. DeTemple, and S. Sehley. 1991. Giving formal definitions: A linguistic or metalinguistic skill? In Ellen Bialystok (ed.), Language                         Processing in Bilingual Children. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 90–112.
Cummins, J. 1984. Bilingualism and Special Education: Issues in Assessment and Pedagogy. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Instructor bio

Prof. Sudhakar Venukapalli

The English and Foreign Languages University
Dr.V. Sudhakar is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Education and DEAN for the  School of English Language Education, the English and Foreign Languages Central University, Hyderabad. He has a total of 32 yrs. of teaching experience at university level and out of which 20 yrs. as Professor of Education.
Dr.V.Sudhakar began his professional career as lecturer at the College of Education, Andhra Mahila Sabha. Then he moved to his alma mater, Osmania University. He was with Osmania University as Professor, Head and Dean, Faculty of Education.
Prof.V.Sudhakar was with Wipro Technologies -Bangalore as Head, Centre of Excellence, “Mission 10 X” and as the Principal for Wipro-Cambridge International Centre, Bangalore.
Prof.V.Sudhakar was awarded National Merit Scholarship (GOI), The ICPR (Indian Council of Philosophical Research ,MHRD,GOI) Research Fellowship Award  and  The  Award  of  Eminence in the field of Teacher Education by the Indian Association of Teacher Educators.

Prof.V.Sudhakar has a diverse educational background spanning physics, philosophy, psychology and education. He has Ph.D. in Education and Postgraduate (Master) degrees in Physics, Psychology, Philosophy, Education and Counseling and Psychotherapy. 
Prof.V.Sudhakar is certified as the Rehabilitation Professional by the RCI, Govt.of India. His contributions are primarily in the area of Philosophy of Science Psychology and Education. Most importantly, he is closely associated with the organizations that are working for children in difficult situations, including orphan, migrant, slum and street children and also children of commercial sex workers and child laborers. Prof.V.Sudhakar is also on board of many institutions which are established for hearing impaired, visually and mentally challenged and children with multiple disabilities and SLDs.
Prof.V.Sudhakar worked closely with a number of National institutions like, NCERT, NCTE, NAAC, and many other central universities and institutions in India.
Prof.V.Sudhakar is also a consultant to the World Bank, DFID, UNICEF, and he is a visiting faculty to a number of universities, civil society organizations and government institutions across the country. Prof.V.Sudhakar has been actively involved in designing curricula for various organizations and programmes, including Police Training Programmes, Tribal School Education, Elementary and Secondary Teacher Education etc., in the country and also contributing for the formulation of public policies in Education.

Institutional Affiliation:
                                  Department of Education,
                                  The English and Foreign Language University
                                  (A Central University established by an Act of Parliament) Hyderabad-500 605

Designation :      Professor of Education &DEAN ,School of English Language Education  

Recognized Rehabilitation Professional:
Central Rehabilitation Register CRR No. A42014 by RCI (Rehabilitation Council of India)

Academic - Administrative Experience:

1. Dean, School of English Language Education, EFL University, Hyderabad

2. Head, Department of Education ,The English and Foreign Languages University,Hyderabad-500 007 from 2011-2014. , and from 
        April,2018 to till date

3. Dean, Faculty of Education, Osmania University, Hyderabad from 2005- 2007.

4. Head, Centre of Excellence, Mission10X, WIPRO Technologies Bangalore, 2007-2009.

5. Principal, Wipro-Cambridge International Centre-Bangalore, Electronic City, Bangalore, 2007-09.

6. Head, Dept. of Education, Osmania University, Hyderabad during 2004-2005.

7. Chairperson, Board of Studies in Education, Dept. of Education, Osmania
        University, Hyderabad, during 2001-2004.

8. Director, C.B.M.D.M. (Distance Courses in Education), Osmania University, Hyderabad during 2005 -2007  

9. Co-ordinator, Centre for Curriculum Development Innovation and Research (CCDIR), Academic Staff College, Osmania University, 
         Hyderabad, during 1991-1992.
10. Chairman, Model High School, Osmania University, Hyderabad, during 2006 to 2007

11. Vice-Chairman for Indian Physics Association, Hyderabad Chapter, during 1997-99.

Some Recent Assignments/Appointments

1. Member, Faculty Committee of the Faculty of Education, Jamia Milia Islamia,New Delhi.
2. Member,Faculty,Pondicherry Central University,Pudducherry.
3. Member, Doctoral Committee in Education, Bangalore University-560 056
4. Member, Research Committee, National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA) New Delhi.
5. Member, Advisory Committee, Centre For Budget and Policy Analysis, Bangalore.
6. Member, Advisory Committee, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation Chair on Teacher Management and Development, National University of 
        Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA) New Delhi.
7. Member, Advisory Committee, UGC-SAP-DRS-II, Department of Educational Technology, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, 
        Tamil Nadu.
8. Member, Research Advisory Committees, The Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) -South, MHRD, New Delhi.

Educational Qualifications:

1. Ph.D (Education) from Osmania University , Awarded in the year 1990.

2. M.Sc. (Physics) from Kakatiya University in 1980 with first division.

3. M.Ed. (Education) from Osmania University in 1981 with first division.

4. M.Sc (Psychology) from Nagarjuna University in 2011 with First Division & Distinction
5. M.S( Counseling and Psychotherapy) from Kuvempu University, Shivamogga, Karnataka State, India ,Nov.2015.

6. M.A. (Philosophy) from Osmania University in 1992 with first division.

7. P.G.D.C.S (Computer Systems) from Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad 1992.

8. PGPDSEMR (Mental Retardation), IGNOU, 2013. (Post Graduate Professional Diploma in Special Education-Mental Retardation).

Special Awards:

1. National Merit Scholarship- Govt.of India,1971

2. ICPR Fellowship, Govt.of India, 1989 (Indian Council of Philosophical Research).

3. Award of Eminence in the field of Teacher Education by the Indian Association of Teacher Educators , 2011. 

Successfully completed Research Projects/Assignments sponsored by :

1. UGC (University Grants Commission)
2. DFID (Department for International Development)
3. The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development).

4. GOI (Department of Elementary Education and Literacy, MHRD, Govt. of India)
5. GOAP (Director of Adult Education, Director of School Education and A.P. State Council of Higher Education, Govt. of Andhra 

6. UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund)

7. NCAER (National Council of Applied Economic Research)

8. NUEPA (National University of Educational Planning and Administration)

9. NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training)

10. NISTADS (National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies)

11. ERU (Educational Resources Unit, New Delhi)

12. NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council)

13. Intel Asia Electronics
14. Microsoft India
15. Dr. Reddy Foundation (DRF)
16. Satyam Foundation

17. Naandi Foundation

18. M.V. Foundation

19. Swadhikar (Organisation for Critical Disability Studies)

20. Social Audit Network (SAN), United Kingdom.

21. AP Police Academy- Govt.Of AP .,Hyderabad.

22. New Education Group-Foundations for Innovation and Research in Education, New Delhi.

Guided more than 40 Ph.D.theses and Published about 50 research papers

Course certificate

30 percent for in-course assessment and 70 percent for end-term proctored exam.

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