Emerging Pedagogic Practices in English, with Special Focus on the English Lab

Geeta Sahni and Jyoti Kohli

Views regarding English as a second language (ESL) have changed significantly in the last 30 years or so. Several previously held hypotheses have changed, leading to the emergence of new methods of developing proficiency in ESL. Traditional ESL methods and approaches, which focused on the form and structure of English, have been found contradicting the natural development of language. This made the language-learning process more tedious and cumbersome for the learner. Methods of learning English with the help of pattern practice, details and repetitive grammar exercises have been found wanting in replicating the real language use by the ...

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