Overview of Pedagogical Changes in the Teaching of English Language

ENE, Felicia Nnenna and NNENE, Blessing G. and CHIME, Casmire N. (2013) Overview of Pedagogical Changes in the Teaching of English Language. Journal of the English Language Teachers' Association of Nigeria, 3. pp. 89-100. ISSN 2476-8661

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Part of the causes of poor performance of Nigerian students in English language especially at primary and secondary school levels could be traced to pedagogical problems. This paper examines the pedagogical changes in language teaching and learning especially as it affects English language teaching (ELT) in Nigeria. Over the past several years, ELT methodology has developed very rapidly and undergone several changes. The different approaches ranging from the traditional methods of the Grammar Translation (GTM) to the more recent Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) were discussed. The paper highlights the TKT Essentials course, which was introduced in Nigeria by the British Council, as one of the latest approaches of teaching English as a second language. The purpose of this paper, therefore, is to identify the various changes in English Language pedagogy in Nigeria, over the years; their features, differences and improvements. The paper recommends among others, the need to adopt the TKT Essentials approach of teaching English as a second language. It is expected that this will help to improve the performance of our students to achieve mastery of the English language. This will most likely improve their overall performance in internal and external examinations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts > Faculty of Law > Faculty of Management and Social Sciences > Faculty of Education
Depositing User: miss ifeoma agbo
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2018 09:12
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2018 09:12
URI: http://eprints.gouni.edu.ng/id/eprint/995

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