About ELTAI
Our Founder                                                                                               


The late Padmashri S. Natarajan, (1901-1977), our Founder, started his career as a Science and English teacher and rose to serve successfully as Headmaster of a Training school, as Director of All-india Council for Secondary Education –what is now known as the NCERT—--member of several Education Commissions, President of the South Indian Teachers' Union and Vice-President of the World Confederation of the Teaching Profession.


He was one of the founders of the South Indian Teachers' Union and later became its President. He also served for a term as a member of the Madras Legislative Council. He started a number of organizations for the welfare of teachers and worked ceaselessly for their professional development.

He founded, apart from ELTAI, the /Association of mathematics Teachers, Association os Science Teachers' Association of Geography Teachers and the SITU Council of Educational Research and Society for the Promotion of Education in India

MISSION                                                                                                                       

We provide a forum for teachers of English to meet periodically and discuss problems relating to the teaching of English in India.

help teachers interact with educational administrators on matters relating to the teaching of English.

disseminates information in the ELT field among teachers of English.

undertake innovative projects aimed at the improvement of learners' proficiency in English.

promote professional solidarity among teachers of English at primary, secondary and university levels and

strive promote professional excellence among its members in all possible ways.


VISION                                                                                                                          

ELTAI envisions to make India a hub of ELT related activities and to conceptualize the experiences of English language teaching-learning and symbiotically share them with others.

ELTAI shall develop into a movement spreading across the length and breadth of the country empowering teachers to make every learner of English globally competitive. ELTAI shall aim at becoming a recognized leader, a catalyst. A facilitator and trendsetter in spreading English literacy.


PAST AND PRESENT OFFICE -BEARERS
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Presidents
1. Prof. R. Krishnamurthi (Aug 74 - Oct 85)
2.
Dr. S. Rajagopalan (Nov 85 - July 08)
3.
Prof. Amol Padwad (From August 2008 to August 2011)
4.
Dr. Sanjay Arora (From September 2011)

Secretaries
1.
Prof. M. Duraiswamy (Aug 74 - June 81)
2.
Prof. B. Ardhanareeswaran (July 81 - Oct 85)
3.
Dr. K.K. Mohamed Iqbal (Nov 85 - Aug 89)
4.
Dr. V. Saraswathi (Sep 89 to March 07)
5.
Dr. K. Elango (since April 07)


Editors
1. Prof. R. Krishnamurti (June 65 - Oct. 84)
2. Prof. B. Ardhanareeswaran (Nov. 84 - Oct. 85)
3. Dr. K.K. Mohamed Iqbal (Nov. 85 - Dec. 94)
4. Dr. Francis P. Jayachandran (Jan 95 - June 01)
5. Dr. P.N. Ramani (since January,2014.)

Publishers
1. Sri. S. Natarajan (June 65 - April 74)
2.
Prof. M. Duraiswamy (May 74 - Oct. 84)
3.
Ms. N. Krishna Bai (Nov. 84 - Dec. 92)
4.
Dr. S. Rajagopalan (Jan 93 - Mar. 04)
5.
Dr. K. Elango (since April 04)

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