What is English Language Teaching?
The central concerns of ELT are finding answers to questions like:
What to teach?
When to teach what?
Why to teach it?
How to teach it?
What materials to use?
What methodology to use?
What tools of testing to use for measuring the outcome of these decisions?
How to correct the anomalies noticed?
What a Teacher of English would normally do?
In designing the classroom instructional plan, any teacher of English would focus on (1) the learners’ needs; (2) the creation of suitable opportunities for them to actually use the language; (3) the levels of abilities learners demonstrate; (4) highlighting instances of language use; (5) showing the way in which language is actually used; (6) the learners’ purposes in using language as each of them visualises it individually; and (7) the various functions that learners would need to be able to perform.
-vishal bhadaniOpen to correction and discussion