Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 19, Pages: 1-3
M. Rajendran* , T. Rajesh Kannan, V. Sathish and M. Durgadevi
Department of English, Vel Tech High Tech Dr. Rangarajan Dr. Sakunthala Engineering College, Avadi, Chennai - 600062, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected], gururaj[email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
*Author for correspondence
Department of English, Vel Tech High Tech Dr. Rangarajan Dr. Sakunthala Engineering College, Avadi, Chennai - 600062, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected]
Objectives: The study on the Relevance of Communication Skills to the Technical Students in the colleges of Engineering and Technology proposes to examine the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing which is rightly termed as LSRW techniques in language learning. It is also proposed to learn the communication skills which could be enriched the knowledge and ability by regular and continuous practice by the students. The significant point is that the learners should acquire listening and speaking skills in direct and indirect methods. The different types of reading strategies would be adopted to improve reading skills. The writing skills would be acquired by using e-materials and laboratory instruments. Methods: For the purpose of the present analysis a class consisting of 50 students was identified. A pre- test was conducted to assess the levels of the students in understanding of vocabulary, spelling, pronunciation and grammatical structures of the students. After the completion of their assignment or work, a test was conducted again to know the result and improvements in the language learning and the process and development of communication skills among the learners. Findings: A pre –test and post –test was conducted and examined the levels of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills of the learners which led to the process and development of communication and further it paved way for the innovative use of LSRW techniques by them. Applications: The method of teaching communication skills could be used in our country where English is taught as a second language in schools, colleges and universities and the use of innovative methods and its relevance which was also useful to non- native language learners.
Keywords: Excerpts, English- Second Language, Innovative LSRW Techniques – Listening, Non- Native Learners, PreTest, Post-Test, Reading and Writing, Speaking
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