Learning the Nuances of Written English by fusing the Strategies of Spoken English Learning: An Approach to EFL Students

Mascreen, Charlotte and Shetty, Praveen K (2011) Learning the Nuances of Written English by fusing the Strategies of Spoken English Learning: An Approach to EFL Students. In: 13th Annual International Conference on Education, 23-26 May 2011, Athen Greece.

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Abstract

A number of teaching strategies are used in learning English as a foreign language ( EFL) . However, an effective way of enhancing student’s written English still remains a challenging area particularly in the Indian context. Conventionally, students are taught the rules of language structure and are expected to apply this knowledge in writing on a given topic. In the context of Indian ELT classrooms, which is increasingly oriented towards communicative approach, the breach between the skills in spoken English and ability to express in written English seems to be widening. There is a need to translate the students’ ability to express their ideas in spoken English into effective written form of communication. In this regard, blending the spoken English activities with the written exercises would be an interesting area to explore

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Humanities and Management
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2011 06:23
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2011 06:23
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/277

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