ASSIMILATING VALUE EDUCATION INTO ELT
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 10, Pages 4220-4228
AbstractThe teaching and learning of languages need not necessarily be focused entirely on the acquisition of language skills. While the primary aim of language instruction is enhanced proficiency in a language, we need to inculcate values- moral, spiritual, human, ethical, etc. in our teaching and learning activities. Language education emphasizes the four macro skills, namely reading, speaking, listening and writing. Universal values involving special people, the environment, social issues, health, science and technology may easily be incorporated into the curriculum. The values that go along with the teaching and learning are universal, English being a global lingua franca. For the attainment of world peace, language teaching may be able to contribute in various ways. These values could be incorporated into the teaching and learning activities of all the major language skills and their components. This paper addresses the issue of incorporating moral education in English Language Teaching where English is a second or foreign language, in light of the increasing calls for having teachers take on a more pro-active role in the moral development of their students while acquiring various language skills simultaneously.
KEYWORDS: Acquisition, macro skills, moral education, pro-active role.
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