About the BookLanguage and technology being two major focuses of educational reform in Indian higher education, teachers of English as a foreign language have to cope with the challenges of technological and pedagogical shifts taking place in the teaching profession. English is widely acknowledged as an international language, and it serves as an effective medium of instruction in the Indian educational institutions. English Language Teaching (ELT) has shifted its focus to the available modes, mediums and trends. The stylistic shifts have been from traditional to the formal style. Consequently there are sharp indications of swiftly shifting paradigms of ELT in India.
This anthology concentrates on the new perspectives in English Language Teaching. Various aspects of ELT have been illumined in papers drawn from eminent teachers and researchers both in and outside India. It incisively epitomizes how special paradigmatic searches of the young generation have contributed to the establishment of the prevailing interests and overwhelmingly altered the global scene.
The book, it is expected, will provide deeper insights into the subject and indeed find a warm welcome in the hands of the connoisseurs of English Language Teaching in India.About the Author/sAshok Kumar is Lecturer in the Deptt. of English, Urdu & Other Languages, State Council of Educational Research & Training, Uttarakhand, India. He has earlier served as Head, Deptt. of Humanities, IMS Engineering College, Ghaziabad and Shobhit Institute of Engineering & Technology, Gangoh, Saharanpur, affiliated to U.P. Technical University, Lucknow, U.P.
Dr. Kumar has presented numerous research papers in various national and international conferences, seminars, and workshops and also contributed a good number of insightful articles in various journals and anthologies. His anthologies Swiftly Shifting Paradigms of English Language Teaching in India (2010) and Commonwealth Literature in English: Past & Present (co-ed., 2009) have also been widely appreciated.
His areas of interest comprise ELT, Inter-cultural Communications, Advertising Communications, Indian Writing in English, Modern Fiction and Poetry, and British, Canadian and Australian Literature in English. Besides his keen interests in literature, he is vigorously involved in carrying out research in the areas of Technical and Communicative English. He is a life member of Indian Association of English Studies.