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The Department of English plays a vital role in the all-round development of the students who are from various place, medium and financial backgrounds. In this department, the eminent faculty members take lot of efforts to develop the student’s communication skills and soft skills. In first year the students are not only taught with syllabus but also they are trained practically in inventing new ideas, developing communication skills and soft skills within themselves. Apart from the teaching of Technical English I and II in the first year, the Communications and soft Skills are also given equal weight age . The third year B. E. / B.Tech students attend communication lab as per the curriculum of Anna University of Technology, Chennai.
English Language Communication Skills Laboratory, a course for undergraduate engineering and technology students studying at colleges affiliated to Anna University of Technology. The main objective of the course is to develop students’ communication skills and send them for campus placement or recruitment. It helps not only for the rural and regional medium background students but also English medium students to improve their communication skills. Many students hesitate and have stage fear to present the papers on the stage. This paper gives a detailed picture of the English lab syllabus, objectives and advantages of the language Lab which helps the students in enhancing the soft skills.
To enable them to learn better pronunciation through stress on word accent, intonation, and rhythm.
To train them to use language effectively to face interviews, group discussions, public speaking.
To initiate them into greater use of the computer in resume preparation, report writing, format-making etc.
To maintain good accuracy in grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary.
To acquire strategic competence to use both spoken & written language to use in a wide range of communication strategies.
To get a job in companies for engineering students, they should have communication skills in English. The student’s communication skills are noticeable in an interview by the panel of judges. Students can easily learn English by using the communication lab which helps them to speak with exact pronunciation. Many students in India have lack of communication skills in English. Even though they are good at English, their stage fear and poor body language make them out side from the companies. Some people may be good at communicating through writing but they may have problems speaking in front of an audience. Some may be good at interpersonal communication, but may not feel comfortable making presentations. This lab helps the students to over come from the entire problem.
English Lab provides an opportunity to all learners to hear the instructions. Each learner can listen to the lesson material at a level set by the Instructor and also receive guidance from the faculty member. Developing Listening Skills.
Language lab helps learners to develop good listening skills. Learners hear the correct language patterns all the time through their headsets. The students might be attentive towards the sounds in the lab more careful than the theory classes.
The following activities have been done by the faculty members in the communication lab:
Introduction to the sounds of English-Vowels, Diphthongs and Consonants phonetic sounds
Introduction to Stress and Intonation
Situational Dialogues / Role Play
Oral Presentations- Describing Objects/ Situations/ People
Department of English
M.A.R College of Engineering and Technology
Trichy-Viralimalai Main Road, Boothakudi
Illuppur(TK), Pudukkottai(Dt), Pin - 621 316.
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