Department of English

 

There is always a growing demand for good English teachers. With this in mind, the institution adopts the Principled Eclecticism approach, deciding on the most suitable techniques and applying the most appropriate methodology in Pedagogy of English.

Four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) are expected to be mastered to achieve the objective of learning English.

Candidates, who have completed their Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in English, are eligible for admission to B.Ed Degree Programme in Pedagogy of English. As per the norms of TNTEU, Chennai minimum marks with respect to community (OC- 50%, BC/BCM- 45%, MBC/DNC- 43%, SC/SCA/ST-40%) is mandatory.

The student teachers are trained to prepare lesson plans and practice teaching skills. Demonstration classes are given on teaching of Poetry, grammar, prose, drama, composition and plays. Various methods like Grammar translation, Bilingual, Direct Pinsleur language learning, etc are being taught. The Internship programme strengthens their Teaching proficiency.

  • Tamil Nadu State Board English Books, CBSE English Books, Pedagogy of English Books, Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
  • Teaching learning materials like phonetics charts.
  • Model lesson plans, Audio and video CDs.
  • ICT resources like internet, multimedia

Communicative English Training

To enhance the speaking skill of student teachers frequently classes are organized by the institution. Communicative English Training was arranged in the College on 6th March 2019. Dr. Ambika Pillai, Asst. Professor, S.T.Hindu College, Nagercoil was the resource person. The session focused on conversation method and projective techniques.

Demonstration classes by Alumni

Alumni placed in reputed schools are invited for demonstration class. Mrs. B. Christy Ebenezer, school teacher handled classes on how to teach poem and grammar to the students and used teaching learning materials like flash cards, charts.

Training the student teachers in teaching skills and communication skills