“To be a teacher in the right sense is to be a learner.” Søren Kierkegaard
Kierkegaard in 19th century had realized this fact and mentioned it which remains true for ever. We all have been learning from one another. Learning is a process of living. The person who realizes it can make his/her life and profession highly comfortable. ELT Forum works for the same objective that is to create a platform for learning from one another. This ELT forum explores different realities and issues related to ELT.
We have been trying incessantly to make it more resourceful so that all and sundry can learn from each other. Besides ELT issues, we also present you the synopsis of ELT events which take place around the world. It can help you plan to participate in such ELT events in the following years. At times, we find there are some discrepancies between theories and practices. The context may overrule the theories in a way that a classroom practice may yield different result than the one that theory states. So, this forum often advocates such differences as regards context, and makes you aware of contextually suited model or asks you to reflect upon this situation.
In this month, ELT Forum focuses on the serious ELT issues and the ELT event, 49th TESOL Conference that took place in Toronto. In this issue, Amol Padwad shows the practice of distinct lesson plans planned by novice and veteran teachers, and states the need of research to be carried out in this area. Similarly, Miriam Corneli talks about some oddities of English Pronunciation in which she also shows the regularity vs. strechiness in pronunciation along with some audio files. Sagun Shrestha shares 49th TESOL Conference and English Language Expo that took place in Toronto, Canada in March this year. He has also highlighted some presentations made by Nepali delegates. Ashok Sapkota through his write-up explores the use of statistics, the types and its role in English as Foreign Language (EFL) research. Last but not least, Mee Jay A. Domingo and John Vincent A. Toribio shares the lesson plan on ‘Alternative assessment in a writing class’.
For your ease, here is the list of contents with the hyperlinks.
- Are we Orthodox About Lesson Planning? by Amol Padwad
- Oddities of English Pronunciation by Miriam Corneli
- A Way for Profession Development: TESOL 2015 by Sagun Shrestha
- Use of Statistical Tools in EFL Research by Ashok Sapkota
- Lesson Plan: Alternative Assessment in Writing Class by Mee Jay A Domingo and John Vincent
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