P Arul Nehru

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • English Language Education
  • Second Language Acquisition and Research
  • Teacher Education
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Mind Mapping

Biography

Arul completed his MA in English and Comparative Literature from Pondicherry University, Puducherry; MEd from Regional Institute of Education (NCERT), Mysuru; MPhil and PhD in English Language Education from English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad. 

He has a diploma in Japanese language and also an MA in Linguistics. He has explored the use of digital collaborative mind mapping to facilitate reading comprehension of expository texts.

He has worked as a Teaching Assistant of English, COP (Certificate of Proficiency) at EFLU, Hyderabad, and taught English at CELT (Centre for English Language Teaching), Osmania University, Hyderabad. He has also worked as an Assistant Professor in English at CVR College of Engineering, Hyderabad. 

Prior to joining Azim Premji University, Nehru served as an Assistant Professor in Pedagogy of English at Regional Institute of Education (NCERT), Mysuru. He has conducted various workshops and spends more time on reading books, exploring new education technology, and learning new languages.

Publications

Journal Articles

Conferences and Proceedings

  • Nehru, P.A. (2020, January). Using digital mind maps to enhance reading comprehension of expository texts. National Conference on ELT: Issues and challenges. The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad.
  • Nehru, P.A. (2018, March). Deploying cohesive devices to construct coherent conversation in group discussion. International conference on evolving strategies to overcome continuing challenges in second language education at the tertiary level. Anna University and SSN College of Engineering, Chennai.
  • Nehru, P.A. (2017, February). A study of the level of the vocabulary of fifth grade ESL learners in Tamil Nadu. International conference on emerging revolutionary advancements in English Language Teaching (pp. 177 – 185). Rathinam College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore.
  • Nehru, P.A. (2014, March). Role of media in empowering women. National conference on women empowerment (pp.75 – 83). Osmania University, Hyderabad.
  • Nehru, P.A. (2013, December). An investigation into the effectiveness of the use of mind mapping software to enhance reading comprehension. International conference on English Language Teaching and Technology, Malabar Christian College, Calicut.
  • Nehru, P.A. (2013, July). Using mind maps to enhance reading skills of higher secondary learners. 8th International and 44th Annual ELTAI Conference (pp. 51 – 55). SRM University, Chennai.
  • Nehru, P.A. (2022). Teaching grammar and structures. Training Programme for Foundational, Preparatory and Middle Stages Teachers of Tamil Nadu and Telangana on Enhancing Listening and Speaking Skills of Students in English workshop. Regional Institute of Education (NCERT), Mysuru.

Workshops

  • Nehru, P.A. (2022). Content analysis of integration of population and school health wellness in pre-service education programme. NPEP Workshop. Regional Institute of Education (NCERT), Mysuru.
  • Nehru, P.A. (2022). Apps and tools for research. Professional Development of DIET Faculty of Karnataka. Regional Institute of Education (NCERT), Mysuru.
  • Nehru, P.A. (2021). The use of ICT: Online collaborative learning and teaching strategies. Capacity Building on Communication Skills for KRPs of Elementary Schools of Telangana and Kerala. Regional Institute of Education (NCERT), Mysuru.
  • Nehru, P.A. (2021). Teaching writing. Capacity Building on Communication Skills for KRPs of Elementary Schools of Telangana and Kerala. Regional Institute of Education (NCERT), Mysuru.
  • Nehru, P.A. (2021). Reading Reflection on Text. Capacity Building Programme of CTE Teachers of Karnataka. Regional Institute of Education (NCERT), Mysuru.
  • Nehru, P.A. (2021). Assessment procedures – tools and validation process. Online Training Programme for In-service Teachers on CBSE Model of Teaching and Assessment. Department of School Education (DIKSHA), Andhra Pradesh.
  • Nehru, P.A. (2021). Teaching learning process and innovative teaching strategies. Online Training Programme for In-service Teachers on CBSE Model of Teaching and Assessment. Department of School Education (DIKSHA), Andhra Pradesh.
  • Nehru, P.A. (2019). Reading and reflecting on text. Reading Comprehension Workshop. Inter-University Centre for Teacher Education (IUCTE), Regional Institute of Education (NCERT), Mysore.
  • Nehru, P.A. (2019). Communication and soft skills. A Day Workshop. Osmania University, Hyderabad.
  • Nehru, P. A. (2018). ICT and web 2.0 tools for language teaching. A Day ELTAI@ Hyderabad Workshop. English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad.
  • Nehru, P. A. (2017). Digital reference management for research scholars. A Day Workshop for Researchers. English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad.
  • Nehru, P. A. (2015). Advance MS Word skills for researchers. A Day Workshop for ELE (English Language Education) Researchers. English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad.

Translations

  • Gagarina, N., Klop, D., Kunnari, S., Tantele, K., Välimaa, T., Bohnacker, U., & Walters, J. (2019). MAIN: Multilingual Assessment Instrument for Narratives – Revised. Materials for use. Abinayaa, K., Nehru P. A., Venkatesh, L., & Raman, M.G., Trans. ZAS Papers in Linguistics, 63.
  • Nehru, P. A. (2022). Introduction to Experimental Design. MOOCs Basic Research Course, SWAYAM. Educational Multimedia Research Centre, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.
  • Venkatesh, L., Abinayaa, K., Nehru P.A., Raman, M.G. (2022). Multilingual Assessment Instrument for Narratives (MAIN). ZAS papers in Linguistics.

PM eVidya sessions (NCERT)

  • Nehru, P. A. (2022, September). Sundari. PM eVidya Digital E‑Learning Programme, Class I, Channel 1. NCERT, Delhi.
  • Nehru, P. A. (2022, July). Rain. PM eVidya Digital E‑Learning Programme, Class II, Channel 2. NCERT, Delhi.
  • Nehru, P. A. (2022, April). Haldi’s Adventure- Reading Skills and Story Narration. PM eVidya Digital E‑Learning Program, Class II, Channel 2. NCERT, Delhi.
  • Nehru, P. A. (2021, October). Let’s Learn English Idioms. PM eVidya Digital E‑Learning Programme, Class V, Channel 5. NCERT, Delhi.
  • Nehru, P. A. (2021, October). My Village. PM eVidya Digital E‑Learning Program, Class II, Channel 2. NCERT, Delhi.
  • Nehru, P. A. (2021, July). Let’s Study Sounds. PM eVidya Digital E‑Learning Program, Class I, Channel 1. NCERT, Delhi.

Webinars and other contributions

  • Nehru, P. A. (2021, February). Reading comprehension and reflecting on literary texts. G.T. Institute of Management Studies and Research, Karnataka. 
  • Nehru, P. A. (2021, May). Online collaborative learning strategies. St. Martin’s Engineering College, Hyderabad.
  • Nehru, P. A. (2021, August). Online teaching strategies for 21st century teachers. KL University, Hyderabad.
  • Nehru, P. A. (2020, July). Graphic organiser for teaching strategies: Effectiveness and challenges in ELT classroom. S.A. Engineering College, Chennai. 
  • Nehru, P. A. (2020, July). ICT and web 2.0 tools as necessity of 21st century literacies for online learning and teaching strategies during and after COVID-19. Vignan’s Institute of Management and Technology for Women, Hyderabad. 
  • Nehru, P. A. (2020, August). Using mind maps in the English classroom. English Language Education (ELE) Forum, English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad. 
  • Nehru, P. A. (2020, September). Digital mind mapping for online teaching and learning and G‑tools. Vignan’s Institute of Management and Technology for Women, Hyderabad.
  • Nehru, P. A. (2021). 5th Grade English Textbook Review Committee. Department of Elementary Education, NCERT, New Delhi.