A Journal of Teaching English Language and Literature

ISSN Print : 2229-6557, Online: 2394-9244

Book Reviews

  • Second Language Acquisition in Multilingual and Mixed Ability Indian Classrooms
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    Narang, Vaishna, Priya, Salonee, & Chaudhary, Varalakshmi (2016). Second language acquisition in multilingual and mixed ability Indian classrooms.  Springer India 2016, 233 pages ISBN (Hardcover): 978-81-322-2603-1 ISBN (Softcover): 978-81-322-3797-6 In this volume, the authors attempt to bridge the gap between theoretical linguistics and the generalizations drawn by teacher-researchers who... Read more
  • Indian English? Reframing The Issue
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    Kohli, Vijaya John (2017). Indian English? Reframing the Issue. New Delhi: Pragun Publication. ISBN-10: 9380397763 ISBN-13: 978-9380397764 Most of us have unquestioningly accepted the concept of “Indian English” promoted by Braj Kachru (1983, 1986), even though there have been a few murmurs against it (Dasgupta, 1993; Agnihotri & Singh, 2012). Now, for the first time Vijaya Kohli, in her... Read more
  • Re-storying the Indigenous and the Popular Imaginary
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    Srivastava, Prem Kumari & Chawla, Gitanjali (Eds.) (2017).  Re-storying the indigenous and the popular imaginary. Delhi: Authorpress. (202 pages), Rs. 900/ $45 ISBN 978-93-5207-385-6 The third volume in the series entitled De-territorialising Diversities: Cultures, Literatures and Languages of the Indigenous by Prem Kumari Srivastava and Gitanjali Chawla is dedicated to excavating the... Read more
  • Best Practices for Blended Learning
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    Sharma, Pete & Barrett, Barney. (2018). Best practices for blended learning. East Sussex, UK: Pavilion Publishing and Media Limited.  (254 pages) ISBN: 978-1-911028-84-0 You may have often heard this instruction in the classroom “open your book and begin reading the first chapter.” With advances in technology, this sentence could very well be replaced by “Open your laptop, click on the link... Read more
  • Innovations in the Continuing Professional Development of English language teachers
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    Hayes, David (Ed.). (2014). Innovations in the Continuing Professional Development of English language teachers. London: British Council (316 pages) ISBN 978-0-86355-741-5   All practicing teachers experience Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training in some form or the other during their teaching careers. While CPD programmes aim to make teachers reflective about their practice and help... Read more
  • Key issues in English for specific purposes in higher education
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    Kirkgoz, Yasemin, & Dikilitas, Kenan (Eds.) (2018). Key issues in English for specific purposes in higher education. Switzerland: Springer. (353 pages) ISBN 978-3-319-70213-1 Increasing globalization and the widespread acceptance of English as the lingua franca of international politics, business and technology have led higher education institutions in many non-English speaking parts of the... Read more
  • Teaching English as a Second Language: Theory and Praxis
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    Mujumdar, Aarati (2017). Teaching English as a Second Language: Theory and Praxis. New Delhi: Sage. (Rs 350/-) ISBN 978-93-864-4661-9      The discourse surrounding English Language Teaching has been evolving by leaps and bounds in the last several decades—from English as a foreign language, English as a second language, English as Lingua Franca to teaching English for various specific purposes... Read more
  • On Critical Pedagogy
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    Giroux, Henry A. (2011), On Critical Pedagogy. New York: Continuum. (186 Pages) ISBN 978-1-44116-2-540 (Paperback) ₹ 1300 Henry Giroux is the Global TV Network Chair in English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University, Canada. His publications, spanning over three decades, vouch for his important contribution in the field of critical pedagogy, cultural studies, influence of media on the youth... Read more
  • Framework: Academic writing and critical thinking
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    Harrison, Richard. (2017).  Framework: Academic writing and critical thinking (2nd Ed.). London: Canford Publishing Limited. (139 Pages) ISBN 978-1-910431-03-0 (Paperback) ₹ 1067 Richard Harrison’s many years of teaching experience in the Middle East have afforded him a privileged point from which to observe what is needed for challenging an academic context where English is the medium of... Read more
  • Professing English on two continents
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    Singh, Brijraj. (2016). Professing English on two continents. Gurgaon: Zorba Books. (205 Pages) ISBN 978-93-85020-62-9 (Paperback) ISBN 978-93-85020-63-6 (E Book) ₹ 299 With fine understanding, passion, and total commitment to his students, Professor Brijraj Singh’s superb book should be read by teachers of English, not only in India and the United States as its title announces, but all across... Read more