Module I: Renaissance and freedom movement

Module II: General Knowledge and current affairs

Module III: Methodology of teaching the subject


Ø  History/conceptual development. Need and Significance, Meaning Nature and Scope of the Subject.

Ø  Correlation with other subjects and life situations.

Ø  Aims, Objectives, and Values of Teaching - Taxonomy of Educational Objectives - Old and revised

Ø  Pedagogic analysis- Need, Significance and Principles.

Ø  Planning of instruction at Secondary level- Need an d importance. Psychological bases of teaching the subject - Implications of Piaget, Brun er, Gagne, Vygotsky, Ausubel and Gardener - Individual difference, Motivation, Maxim s of teaching.

Ø  Methods and Strategies of teaching the subject- Mod els of Teaching, Techniques of individualising instruction.

Ø  Curriculum - Definition, Principles, Modern trends and organizational approaches, Curriculum reforms - NCF/KCF.

Ø  Instructional resources- Laboratory, Library, Club, Museum- Visual and Audio-Visual aids - Community based resources - e-resources - Text book , Work book and Hand book.

Ø  Assessment; Evaluation- Concepts, Purpose, Types, P principles, Modern techniques - CCE and Grading- Tools and techniques - Qualities of a good test - Types of test items - Evaluation of projects, Seminars and Assignments - Achievement test, D diagnostic test – Construction, Characteristics, interpretation and remediation.

Ø  Teacher - Qualities and Competencies - different ro les - Personal Qualities - Essential teaching skills - Microteaching - Action research



Module 1. Poetry

Shakespeare :- Sonnet 121

Donne :- A Valediction Forbidding Mourning

Milton :- On His Blindness

Gray :- Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard

Wordsworth :- Tintern Abbey

Shelley :- To A Skylark

Keats :- Ode On A Grecian Urn

Tennyson :- Ulysses

Browning :- My Last Duchess

Arnold :- Dover Beach

W.B.Yeats :- A Prayer For My Daughter

Sylvia Plath :- Daddy

Tagore :- Where The Mind Is Without Fear

Nissim Ezekiel :- Night Of The Scorpion

Kamala Das :-  An Introduction

A.K.Ramanujan :- Obituary

Robert Frost :- Home Burial Emily

Dickinson :-  Because I Could Not Stop For Death

Wole Soyinka :- A Telephone Conversation

Meena Alexander :- House Of A Thousand Doors

Margaret Atwood :- This Is A Photograph Of Me

David Diop :- Africa

Jack Davis :- Aboriginal Australia


 Module 2. Drama

1. Shakespeare :- Macbeth

2. Sheridan :- School For Scandal

3. Oscar Wilde :- The Importance Of Being Ernest

4. Ibsen :- A Doll's House

5. Shaw :- Pygmalion

6. J.M.Synge :- Riders To The Sea

7. Samuel Beckett :- Waiting For Godot

8. Arthur Miller :- Death Of A Salesman

9. Tennessee Williams :- The Glass Menagerie

10. Girish Karnad :- Nagamandala

Module 3: Prose and Fiction

1. Francis Bacon :- Of Studies

2. Steele :- The Trumpet Club

3. A.G. Gardiner :- On The Rule Of The Road

4. E.M. Forster :- On Tolerance

5. Bertrand Russel :- Functions Of A Teacher

6. Dr.Radhakrishnan :- Humanities vs Science

7. Emily Bronte :- Wuthering Heights

8. George Orwell :- Animal Farm

9. Hemingway :- The Old Man And The Sea

10. Shashi Deshpande :- Roots and Shadows

11. Arundati Roy :-  The God Of Small Things

12. Toni Morrison The Bluest Eye



Module 4: .Literary Criticism/ Terms



3.Aristotle: Poetics

4.Wordsworth: Preface To Lyrical Ballads

5.Coleridege: Biographia Litereria Chapter 14

 6.Arnold: Study of Poetry

7.Eliot:Tradition And The Individual Talent

8.Saussure: Nature Of The Linguistic Sign

9.Showalter:Towards A Feminist Poetics

Terms and Movements ( Based on the latest edition of M.H.Abrams-A Glossary Of Literary Terms Classicism, Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Humanism, Realism, Magical Realism, Naturalism, Symbolism, Russian Formalism, Marxism, Structuralism, Post Structuralism, Deconstruction, Psychoanalytical Criticism, Feminism, Post-Colonial ism, Modernism and Post Modernism



Module 5: Linguistics, Phonetics and History of Language


2. Morphology



5.Langue and Parole; Competence and Performance

6.Organs of Speech

7.Classification Of Speech Sounds

8.Stress, Rhythm, Intonation


10.Indo-European Family of languages

11.Loan Words-Latin, Scandinavian, French, Indian

12.Englishes-American, Australian, Indian, and Afri can



Module 6: Modern English Usage

1.Sentence Correction


3.Synonyms and Antonyms

4.Give one word

5.Commonly confused words

6.Language Functions such as agreeing, complaining etc.

7.Appropriate word order

8.Appropriate sentence order


10.Passage for comprehension



Module 7: Basic Grammar





5.Phrasal Verbs


7.Reported Speech


9.Question Tag

10.Transformation of sentences



Module 8: Teaching of English

1.Schools-Behaviourism, Cognitivism, Constructivism

2.Skills and subskills of Listening, Speaking, Rea ding and Writing

3.Language Acquisition and Learning, Krashen

4.Methods and Approaches: Grammar Translation; Audi o-lingual; Direct Method; Structural-Oral- Situational Approach; Communicative Approach; Bilin gual Method; Humanistic Approaches

5.Use of AV aids and ICT

6.Teaching of Prose, Poetry and Grammar

7.Testing and Evaluation

8.Learner Types

9.Teaching learners with disability

10.NCF, KCF on teaching of English