A COMPACT DECODING OF ESSENTIAL COMPETENCE FOR TODAY’S ELT PRACTITIONERS
Keywords:essential competence, systemic competence, strategic competence, sociolinguistic competence, inter-cultural competence, communicative competence, and research competence
With the world shrinking into a global village, today’s ELT practitioners, unlike yesteryears, need not have merely linguistic or systemic competence for effective teaching in an EFL or ESL classroom. This study hypothesizes that, an ideal ELT practitioner, needs to possess multidimensional competence of six types, namely: Systemic, Strategic, Sociolinguistic, Inter-cultural, Communicative, and Research competence. To maximize teachability of an ELT practitioner and learnability of a learner, the study here presents a brief account of the six types of competence as a quick reference for prospective ELT practitioners and expects them to imbibe these six competence as prerequisites of becoming ideal ELT practiioners. The required data were collected through content analysis; whereas, analytic induction was used to analyze the data.
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