About the Booknvention of new classroom practices and innovative approaches to designing language programmes and materials reflect a commitment to finding more efficient and more effective ways of teaching languages. The classroom teacher has a wider variety of methodological options to choose from than ever before. They can choose methods and materials according to the needs of the learners, the preferences of teachers and the constrains of their institution or educational setting.
Though technology can play a dominant role in English Language Teaching (ELT) in the contemporary society, the need for developing the four basic language skills in ELT classrooms still prevails. The perspicacious papers presented in this Volume provide an insight into the deeper understanding of the various issues involved in teaching English at the University level. These papers cover a broad spectrum of topics under ELT ranging from theoretical aspects such as Form and Function in Language Learning to the most useful practical aspects such as Communicative Language Teaching in a Multimedia Language Laboratory.
Both the teachers and the researchers may find this Volume on ELT extremely useful in identifying, appreciating and comprehending the nuances of English Language Teaching.About the Author/sMeenakshi Raman, heading the Languages Group at BITS, Pilani is an Assistant Professor of English. She has been teaching English at various levels for the last 18 years. She has published a book entitled Effective English Communication and edited the 12th Volume of International Journal of Communication. She has authored numerous scholarly papers for journals and newspapers in India. The papers she has presented in various national and international conferences reflect not only her interest in the areas of English language and literature but also her rich teaching experience of courses in these areas at the University level, besides her primary concern for a teacher who has focus on the learner of English.
She has been the member of several prestigious professional associations both in India and abroad: Linguistic Society of India (LSI), Indian Association for English Studies (IAES), Indian Association for American Studies (IAAS), and Teaching English for the Students of Other Languages (TESOL). Her doctoral research was on the topic The Impact of Science and Technology on English Poetry.