A Journal of Teaching English Language and Literature

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

Book Reviews

  • 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
  • Assessing learners: A pedagogic resource
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    Assessing learners: A pedagogic resource Durairajan, Geetha (2015) New Delhi: Cambridge University Press. (Pages 114)  ISBN 978-1-107-54328-7 (Paperback) ₹130.00 Geetha Durairajan brings together several decades of research and scholarship in the areas of evaluation and materials development in her latest book entitled Assessing Learners: A Pedagogic Resource. The book is aimed at not just... Read more
  • Walking towards ourselves: Indian women tell their stories
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    Walking towards ourselves: Indian women tell their stories Mitchell, Catrina (Ed.) (2016) New Delhi: Harpercollins Publishers (266 pages) ISBN 978-93-5177-792-2 ₹399.00 Experiential narratives have basic authenticity about them and hence have greater potential to engage the reader. Walking Towards Self has in addition, the foregrounding of a plethora of questions and innumerable contrasting... Read more
  • Trends in language teaching
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    Trends in language teaching Agnihotri, Ramakant, Gupta, Anju Sahgal & Khanna, A.L. (Eds.). (2017) New Delhi: Orient Blackswan (240 pages). ISBN 10: 938629687X  ISBN 13: 9789386296870 ₹450.00 What does it mean to teach and learn a language? How can we make languages more accessible to our learners and how do we cope with the challenges of the changing world? How do we reach out to all learners... Read more
  • Learn English Teach English: English Skills for Teachers
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    Chakrakodi, Ravinaryan. (2016). Learn English teach English:  English skills for teachers.  New Delhi: Oxford University Press. (144 + viii pages) ISBN 019946636-X  Rs. 240/-     In Position Paper National Focus Group on Teaching of English 2006, there is a discussion on the importance of language proficiency for teachers. Another important policy document, National Curriculum Framework for... Read more