Thursday, September 12, 2013

MBA Part Time 2013

Dear students, I am glad to welcome you to my blog. Kindly see the pagaes and then post your comments. Wish you all the best. Dhanavel

Saturday, April 6, 2013

English Language Teaching in India: The Shifting Paradigms A New Book

English Language Teaching in India: The Shifting Paradigms Dear friends My book on ELT in India was published by Tata McGraw-Hill in January 2013. You may look at it, if you have not done so yet. Dhanavel

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Dear friends
Our national seminar on "Humanistic Language and Literature Teaching" has become international with the particiaption of several colleagues from other countries like USA, Malaysia, UAE, and Iran. We have got the approval from University authorities to convert our seminar into an international seminar. Kindly send your abstract by email to

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Dear friends
Dr Tarun Patel has a wonderful weekly magazine for teachers of English. It is easily available on the net at It contains articles, events, book reviews, videos and many other useful information.
Hope all of you who go to will benefit from Dr Tarun Patel's resourceful website. We must appreciate his efforts to connect all teachers of English.

Saturday, August 28, 2010


The Department of English at Anna University Chennai, India, is organising a two-day national seminar on "Humanistic Language and Literature Teaching" on 18th and 19th February 2011. Teachers of English interested in making presentations are welcome to contact me.
Dr S P Dhanavel
Professor and Head
Department of English
Anna University
Chennai-600 025

Friday, April 23, 2010

English and Soft Skills Book Published

My textbook on English and Soft Skills has finally been published by Orient BlackSwan, Hyderabad. Please visit the website of Orient BlackSwan in the link below to learn more about the book.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Textbook of English and Soft Skills

Dear friends,
OrientBlackSwan, Hyderabad, has published my new textbook of English and Soft Skills (2010). It has ten units with ten different soft skills essential for us to succeed in life.
1. Listening
2. Temwork
3. Emotional Intelligence
4. Assertiveness
5. Learning
6. Problem Solving
7. Interview
8. Adaptability
9. Non-Verbal Communication
10. Written Communication
Each of these skills is explained through literary pieces, specially short stories from around the world. Teachers of English will find the book interesting and useful to teach literature ans also soft skills through literature. In addition, they can help students understand the role of language played in developing soft skills.
I wish the teachers and the students the very best in their efforts to learn soft skills in a friendly way.