The purpose of this analysis is to project the methods implemented in the course of teaching English at the tertiary level. A method as an educational tool to imbibe effective teaching/learning, allows a student to adjust to the teaching material, to socialize in a group, to acquire the skill to creatively and critically think. The conceptual change from subject-centered to student centered has brought a transformation in the role of the method adopted in the learning/teaching process. This article highlights the shortcomings and possibilities involved in the process of teaching and learning. The methods adopted should enhance the student to promote oneself towards development and reveal the role of the teacher as a creative mediator. A teacher can adopt his/her methods of instruction that makes the teaching/learning more effective.
It is important that the teaching, desired at the collegiate or the tertiary level should primarily be of the remedial type for though the learners have learnt enough language, but in the course of learning, they might have learnt it wrongly or poorly. At the tertiary level, the responsibility of the teacher is to correct and strengthen the language already learnt at the secondary level and make the education process more efficient.
Keywords: educational tool, conceptual changes, subject- centered, student- centered, remedial type.