Journal of English Literature and Culture
International Journal of English Literature and Culture
Vol. 4(6), pp. 104-107, July, 2016
Professional Ethics in English Language Teaching
Dr. Ranjana Tripathi
Associate Professor English, Rajarshi Tandon Mahila Mahavidyalay, University of Allahabad, Allahabad.
Accepted 4 July 2016
In this era of Globalization English language has attained a new meaning. Besides academic usage, it has grown as a world language and local adaptations like Chinglish and Hinghlish have become popular. English it self is being enriched day by day incorporating new words from different languages spoken across the world. The challenge before us is the global expansion of English and the solution is development of English for International Communication. English language has become a practical tool for communication. Native speaker competence is neither achievable nor desired. Moreover functional competence alone has to be achieved. The question here arises about professional ethics in English teaching Though ethical code of conduct is well marked in all professions, teaching has till recently cleverly though erroneously avoided any such development. English language teaching is one of the most neglected. English Educators have stressed the need for professional qualification if teachers are to help students learn the language in an effective way. A fluent language skill is not enough for educators as English teaching is much more than supplying information. Therefore it is wrong to say that if one speaks English one can teach it as well. In this paper I propose to highlight the state of English language teaching today and also analyse the ways and means of developing professional ethics is English language teaching. English language teaching is a training and professional ethics if followed can bring good results.
Key Words: Professionalism, Ethics, English, Education
Cite This Article As: Tripathi R (2016). Professional Ethics in English Language Teaching. Inter. J. Eng. Lit. Cult. 4(6): 104-107