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Issues in English language teaching in Nepal


Aryal, A and Short, M and Fan, S and Kember, D, Issues in English language teaching in Nepal, What is Next in Educational Research?, Sense Publishers, S Fan, J Fielding-Wells (ed), The Netherlands, pp. 141-155. ISBN 9789463005227 (2016) [Other Book Chapter]

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The use and importance of English language teaching (ELT) is increasing worldwide, in developed as well as developing countries. Regardless, the quality of teaching and learning has decreased considerably in most countries; significant efforts have been made and applied to improve English as a foreign language (EFL) teaching and learning processes (Fareh, 2010). Several studies have been conducted, textbooks have been designed, and pre- and in-service teacher training courses have been organised in order to improve the quality of EFL teaching, yet these programs have often failed to demonstrate the improvement anticipated, with learners’ proficiency remaining below a satisfactory level (Fareh, 2010; Giri, 2010). The context of EFL teaching in Nepal is of no exception. Low quality teaching environments, large classroom sizes, lack of adequate infrastructure and inadequately trained professionals are some of the issues which have contributed to this circumstance. Additionally, ELT in Nepal has always lacked proper research, documentation, funding and appropriate directions. It has further suffered from some decisions made by policy makers and many ELT related problems were left unaddressed. This book chapter will provide a brief historical overview of ELT in Nepal, discuss ELT issues in the Nepalese education system, and propose recommendations to improve this system.

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Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Keywords:English language teaching, Nepal, issues
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Aryal, A (Mr Ananda Aryal)
UTAS Author:Short, M (Dr Megan Short)
UTAS Author:Fan, S (Dr Frances Fan)
UTAS Author:Kember, D (Professor David Kember)
ID Code:110875
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2016-08-19
Last Modified:2017-08-31

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