An Integrated Approach to Teaching Language Skills
Author(s):
B. Sheela Rani Simon
Keywords:
language skills, engineering students, communication, job opportunities, integrated approach, task based activities.
Abstract
Teaching English language to Engineering students of today stems from the demands that the job market places on them. English is no longer a subject to be taught but a skill to be acquired. Both teaching and learning have undergone a sea change today. Engineering studies is one of the largest opted fields of study among students in the state of Telangana. In today's world, employers seek graduates with sound communication skills, along with technical engineering knowledge. In a class, difficulties in pronunciation, grammar, syntax, vocabulary, etc. can be addressed through tasks where integrated skills approach of teaching language is encouraged. This paper highlights the importance of an integrated approach to teaching language skills through tasks based on real life situations employing various strategies and techniques. The teacher organizes activities and encourages cooperative learning among the students. This paper thus seeks to chronicle the need for this approach to be incorporated by English teachers in engineering colleges of today.
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Unique Paper ID: 152985

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 5

Page(s): 190 - 195
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