Introduction

The Department of English Education is recognized as the centre for producing trained English language teachers; researchers in a wide range of areas such as applied linguistics, ELT, sociolinguistics, SLA, language testing, and discourse analysis; teacher trainers; and syllabus designers. Through teaching, research and related academic activities, this department serves the needs of students, wishing to pursue an M.Ed. degree in English Education, from diverse socioeconomic, ethnic, and geographical backgrounds from all over the country.

M.Ed. in English Education was introduced in 1976. The Department then was known as English Instruction Committee and was headed by late Chandra Bir Singh Kansakar. Later, English Instruction Committee was merged with Nepali Instruction Committee and it was renamed Central Department of Language Arts. After a decade, Nepali and English instruction committees were separated and the Department of English Education was established.

Since the beginning, the department has been playing the lead role in strengthening the field of ELT and applied linguistics in Nepal. Since the beginning of English language teaching activities in 1918, this department has been leading the task of English language course development for different levels of education. Collaborating with other agencies such as the Ministry of Education, British Council and the US Embassy, the department is playing a key role to carry out research studies, train teachers and organize regular academic activities such as seminars and conferences.

Faculty Members: Past and Present

Both native and foreign experts/scholars have contributed to strengthen academic development of the Department through teaching and research. The faculty members that have served in department are as follows:

Foreign Nationals

Mr. Ream Plant

Mr. Martin O Hara Mr. Susan Fortescue Mr. Dorothy Bond

Dr. Beverley Hardfort

Dr. Eileen M. Scott

Native Scholars/Faculty Members

Prof. Dr. Shishir Kumar Sthapit

Prof. Dr. Shanti Basnet

Mr. Kedar Bhakta Mathema

Mr. Hari Bhakta Khuwauju

Mr. Chandra Shakya

Dr. Kamal Raj Adhikari

Mr. Chandra Bir Singh Kansakar

Prof. Dr. Jai Raj Awasthi (the first Vice Chancellor of Far-Western University)

Prof. Sharada Bhadra

Mr. Narayan Prasad Rajbhandary

Prof. Dr. Indra Vilas Adhikari

Prof. Dr. Govinda Raj Bhattarai

Prof. Dr. Tirth Raj Khaniya (Former Vice Chancellor of Tribhuvan University)

Prof. Dr. Chandreshwar Mishra

Dr. Ram Ashish Giri

Ms. Anju Giri

Mr. Tika Prasad Sharma

Mr. Binod Shrestha

Dr. Tapasi Bhattacharya

Prof. Dr. Vishnu Singh Rai

Prof. Dr. Laxmi Bahadur Maharjan

Prof. Dr. Anju Giri

Prof. Dr. Anjana Bhattarai

Mr. Raj Narayan Ray Yadav

Mr. Bhesh Raj Pokhrel

 

Present Faculty Members

 

 

 

1.

Dr. Tara Data Bhatta

Professor

 

 

2.

Dr. Bal Mukunda Bhandari

Professor

 

 

 

Chairperson of English and

 

 

 

Other Foreign Languages Subject Committee)

 

 

3.

Dr. Ram Ekwal Singh

Reader

 

 

4.

Mr. Bhim Prasad Wasti

Reader

 

5.

Dr. Gopal Prasad Pandey (Head of the department)

Reader

6.

Dr. Purna Bahadur Kadel

Lecturer

7.

Dr. Prem Bahadur Phyak

Lecturer

8.

Ms. Madhu Neupane

Lecturer

9.

Ms. Saraswati Dawadi

Lecturer

10.

Ms. Hima Rawal

Lecturer

11.

Mr. Jagadish Paudel

Lecturer

12.

Mr. Laxmi Prasad Ojha

Lecturer

13.

Mr. Khem Raj Joshi

Teaching Assistant

14.

Mr. Ashok Sapkota

Teaching Assistant

15.

Mr. Resham Acharya

Teaching Assistant

16.

Mr. Guru Prasad Paudel

Teaching Assistant

             

 

Administrative Staff

  1. Madhava Khanal
  2. Hira Kumari Maharjan

 

Courses Offered

Currently, the department offers a variety of courses in four semesters. The courses are listed below:

 

 

First Semester

 

Second Semester

 

(12 credits)

 

(12 credits)

Phonetics and Phonology

Linguistics in

  English Usage and Use

 

Application

Interdisciplinary Readings

Language, Society

Second Language Acquisition

and Power

 

Theories and Research

Critical Discourse

 

 



Analysis

 

 

Readings in English

 

 

 

Part-I

 

 

Third Semester

 

Fourth Semester

 

(12 credits)

 

(12 credits)

English Language Teaching

Translation

Pedagogy and Materials

Studies (Elective)

Readings in Literary Genres

ELT Seminar

Dimensions of Teacher

 

and Report



Development



Writing (Elective)

ELT Research and Testing

Teaching Practice

 

 

Thesis

 

Contact:

Email: ele@tucded.edu.np

Twitter: @TUEngEdu