Current Trends and Future Prospects in English Language Teaching (ELT)

Pankaj B Vaishnav *

Department of English, Al Seeb Vocational College, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

This research article explores the evolving landscape of English Language Teaching (ELT), focusing on current trends and future prospects influenced by technological advancements and pedagogical shifts. The objectives are to identify the prevalent methods in modern ELT and anticipate future innovations. A mixed-methods approach was employed, including a systematic literature review, surveys of ELT educators and students, and case studies of institutions implementing cutting-edge methodologies. Key findings indicate a significant integration of technology through blended learning and mobile-assisted learning, a strong emphasis on communicative and intercultural competence, and a move towards personalized learning facilitated by adaptive technologies. Future trends suggest the increasing role of artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, and gamification in enhancing learning experiences. These developments promise to transform ELT by providing more interactive, engaging, and effective teaching and learning environments. The study underscores the need for ongoing professional development and reflective practice among educators to keep pace with these changes, ultimately aiming to better prepare students for effective communication in a globalized world.

Keywords: Technology Integration, communicative competence, personalized learning, intercultural competence, future innovations


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Vaishnav, Pankaj B. 2024. “Current Trends and Future Prospects in English Language Teaching (ELT)”. Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies 50 (7):1-10. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajess/2024/v50i71438.

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