The fields of English studies and English teaching demand inclusive readjustment today. Beyond the age-old concerns of originality and standard in learning and practice, issues like gender sensitive curriculum, glocalization of indigenous knowledge, inclusion of mother tongue in school education seem to question the authority of English as a major medium and resource for modern education. English teachers must be prepared to take up an increasing pressure of interdisciplinary exposure and networking across diverse geographical locations to cater to this need of readjustment in the days ahead.
The June issue of Nelta Choutari is expected to hint at this reality. We have included the insights of Dr. Rajendra Bimal, a Janakpur-based scholar, in our oral history project. Other posts, in addition to covering usual pedagogical issues, aim to present local experiences to mark an increasing sense of awareness to redefine our roles as teachers and practitioners of English.
In this issue we bring to you:
- “Interview with Dr. Rajendra Bimal” (Part One) – by Praveen Kumar Yadav
- “Challenges in Assessing Learners’ Written Skills in Nepal – by Eak Prasad Duwadi
- “Learning Style Preferences” – by Khem Raj Joshi
- “Writing English in Nepali Way” – by Hem Raj Kafle
- “Gender Disparity: A Classroom Issue” – by Mandira Adhikari