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Language and Language Teaching

Volume 1 Number 1 January 2012


Contents

LLT COVER
LLT Cover .
LLT Editors, Editorial Committee,Executive Committee, International Review and Advisory Board
LLT Editors, Editorial Committee,Executive Committee, International Review and Advisory Board .
Articles
Helping Children Become Readers .
R.Amritavalli
1
Current Research in Language Assessment
and its Implications for Language Teaching
.

Yasmeen Lukmani
5
Using Language in the Community for Enhancing
Communication Skills

Shefali Ray
12
Hindi: A Language of Serious Discourse?
Mukul Priyadarshini
18
Reading Without Meaning: The Dilemma of Indian Classrooms
Shobha Sinha
22
Children as Authors: To Enhance Writing
Snehlata Gupta, Joseph Mathai and Prabhat Kumar
27
Towards a Conceptual Framework for Early Literacy: A Balanced and Socially Sensitive Approach
Keerti Jayaram
32
Making a ‘Play-Text’: Innovative Uses of Traditional Arts
Rimli Bhattacharya
40
Collaborative Spaces on the Web and Language Teaching: Blogs and Wikis
Vandana Lunyal
46
Developing Speech Skills
Pramod Pandey
55

Interview
Interview of M. L. Tickoo
Pushpinder Syal
60




Landmarks
Language Teaching in the Greek and Roman Times
Praveen Singh
65
Book Reviews
Drama with Children Reviewed by Rimli Bhattacharya and Rita
Ronita Sen
68
Emergent Literacy and Language Development: Promoting Learning in Early Childhood
Reviewed byAditya Raj
70
Emergent Literacy and Language Development: Promoting Learning in Early Childhood
Reviewed byAditya Raj
72

Suggested Readings
Focus on the Language Classroom 74

A Course in Language Teaching: Practice and Theory 75
Second Language Learning: Theoretical Foundations 76
Context and Culture in Language Teaching
Suranjana Barua
76
Classroom Activities
Drawing Pictures
Rajni Dwivedi
77
Board Game
Devaki Lakshminarayan
78

Forthcoming Events
Tenth Asia Teaching of English as Foreign
Language (TEFL) International Conference
LLT BACK-COVER
LLT Back-Cover .