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Culture in English Language Teaching A Case Study of the English Syllabus at the Higher Secondary Level in Meghalaya

Author Name: D. Mary Kim Haokip | Format: Paperback | Genre : Language Studies | Other Details

This book highlights the importance of incorporating indigenous cultural components into the English language teaching curriculum. 

English language learning must be designed, keeping in mind the socio-cultural factors that may influence the learning of English and also aim at promoting cultural awareness in them. The syllabus should incorporate intercultural materials that meet local standards of acceptability. 

Learning of local cultural materials through English is not only important but is also feasible. Inclusion of local indigenous topics will prove advantageous to the learners and also bring about cultural awareness among them. This will also make learning a better experience and make it interesting for the students, as they will be able to relate to what they are learning. 

The book will be of great help to the future works along this line. The suggestions provided in the book will be of great help to language planners, syllabus designers, language teachers and the learners.

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D. Mary Kim Haokip

Dr. D. Mary Kim Haokip is a Senior Assistant Professor of Linguistics in Assam University, Silchar. She obtained her Ph.D. in Linguistics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has also completed her M.Phil in English Language Teaching at the Central Institute of English and Foreign Language, North East Campus, Shillong.

Dr. Haokip has presented many papers in seminars and conferences in India and abroad. She has also published many articles in different areas of linguistics in national as well as international journals. She is also actively involved in different projects with Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore. Her areas of interest include description and documentation of endangered languages and teaching of English as a second language.

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