International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | English Language and Literature | India | Volume 10 Issue 1, January 2021


Materials Used to Teach English Language: A Select Study

Dr. V. M Saranya


Abstract: The paper entitled Materials for language teaching and their improvisation: A Select Study takes the readers through a journey to introspect on the materials used in language learning. The learners are the main part of teaching learning process though there are many elements in language teaching. However, teachers and learners are liable to rely heavily on the teaching materials as tehy often control the teaching. The teaching aids create environment of interest for students in learning. The paper emphasizes, on the different phases of materials used in teaching and learning of English language, which is of paramount importance in the field of linguistics. The paper speaks about different types of teaching tools and materials, to teach English language in classrooms, throwing light upon the availability, accessibility, and reasons for the improvisations in them, with a serious consideration of the authentic materials deployed in this domain. It also highlights the reasons for choice of materials with a differentiation of materials available from the ancient to the present and also their merits and de-merits. It aims to have a vision upon the globally accepted local materials, discussing their potency in the language teaching. It also evaluates the entry of politics in selection of teaching materials, as well as talks about the emergence and influence of multimedia in the discipline of language pedagogy and learning process. The paper also goes through the possibilities of learning through students, using themselves as the materials for the learning process rather than the age old monologue teaching style.


Keywords: Material development, Authentic materials, Globalization, Digitalization, Computer Assisted Language Learning CALL


Edition: Volume 10 Issue 1, January 2021,


Pages: 1386 - 1388


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