CRITICAL ISSUES IN ELT
ELT has moved beyond primary concerns related to developing learners’ proficiency in the language and designing curricula, syllabi, materials and assessment tools for the same. It is witnessing rapid development towards de-centralizing and de-elitizing English, promoting multilingual approaches for teaching English and bridging the gap between language-in-education policies and practices. The challenge that the English teaching profession faces today is to find ways of serving the social aspirations of the marginalized to acquire English by using learners’ home languages as assets rather than liabilities in language learning. Critical Issues in ELT is a collection of well researched articles by English language scholars who engage in such contemporary debates on the teaching and learning of English more specifically in India.
Ruchi Kaushik is Associate Professor of English at Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi. She has authored Listening and Speaking XI (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and co-authored and co-edited Language, Literature and Creativity II (Orient Blackswan & Delhi University, 2013). Presently, she is Associate Editor of FORTELL: Journal of Teaching English Language and Literature.
A.L. Khanna retired as Reader in English from Rajdhani College, University of Delhi. He co-edited with R.K. Agnihotri Research in Applied Linguistics, Sage, New Delhi. Presently, he is the Coordinating Editor of FORTELL: Journal of Teaching English Language and Literature and one of the Chief Editors of Language and Language Teaching.