Burra Sridhar Kumar, S. Lavanya
Abstract: Research on the importance and centrality of language training in teacher education programmes has shown that language improvement components in such programmes may stimulate overall development among teachers. In the light of this, the present paper looks into the absence of serious efforts to include language training components in ESL teacher education programmes in India. The first part of this paper focuses on the views of some experts about language proficiency of English teachers: the second part critically presents an overview of language teacher Education programme in India; and in the last part, a few feasible solutions to the problems are highlighted.
Keywords: Teacher Education, Teaching, ESL