A New Direction in ELT: Applied ELT

Farida Yasmeen Panhwar


Recently an Iranian scholar Dr. Reza Pishghadam (2011) from Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, introduced a new theory known as applied ELT. He claims that English language teaching (ELT) has found a firm theoretical foundation which goes beyond the teaching of language. Now it is ready to be applicable to other disciplines of knowledge. Applied ELT is opening the new vistas of research therefore ELT teachers and scholars should pay their attention towards this new theory. Pishghdam’s claim has generated a new debate in ELT circles. This paper aims to critically evaluate Pishghadam’s theory of applied ELT and simultaneously enhance further argument on it as a new paradigm in ELT.

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