English Textbook for Class Five: An Analysis

  • Harishchandra Bhandari Prithivi Narayan Campus, Pokhara, Nepal
Keywords: global trends, local materials, multi-culture, Nenglish, paradigm shift


This article explores the use of the global trends of English language teaching (ELT) found in the book 'School of English- Five'. As this article is an instance of document analysis, it reviews and assesses how much the global trends of ELT have been maintained in the contents of this primary level grade five's English reading material. While reviewing the recent trends along with the changes in perspectives, it is found that the author of the book has included the contents with wide coverage and sufficient amount of examples from various cultures with the intent of promoting multi-cultural awareness and intercultural communicative competence with a slight sense of world Englishes especially Nenglish to the early age of learners with sufficient examples of child friendliness and reflective practices. And it concludes that the application of this book helps to achieve the general objectives of teaching primary level English courses on the part of learners and suggests for including further recent and global trends that are gapped in the book.


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Author Biography

Harishchandra Bhandari, Prithivi Narayan Campus, Pokhara, Nepal

Harischandra Bhandari is a Lecturer of English Education at Prithivi Narayan Campus, Pokhara, Tribhuvan University. Gaining college teaching experience of twelve years, at present, he is doing his M. Phil. from GSE, TU, Kritipur, Kathmandu. He is also a life member of NELTA and has published a few journal articles and a book. His research interest includes ELT, SLA and Sociolinguistics.