Good communication skills are indispensable for the success of any professional. If one wants to reach out to people,he or she has to speak their language.
The English language, in particular, has become essential in the lives of young people who aspire to advance their careers anywhere in the world. English language learning has therefore become a must for any Indian student today.
Language learning is not the same as learning any other subject. It is not confined to writing an examination and getting a degree or award. The four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking have to be practiced. Being able to communicate well is the most important factor when seeking a placement in a company or institution. Communication involves one’s ability to listen carefully so as to grasp the meaning and to respond in turn with apt. words and clarity of pronunciation.
The language laboratory plays an important role in the language learning process. This article discusses the various features of the language laboratory. As it is a technological aid for learning, it has a number of advanced facilities that can help a student to learn a language with proficiency to communicate. It has become inevitable in today’s context but, at the same time, it poses certain challenges. This article attempts to highlight the significance of the language laboratory and its challenges imposed on the learner and the teacher.
The language lab in English by Focus Technologies was installed in the Army Public School, Yol Cantt. in December , 2011
- To maintain good linguistic competence- through accuracy in Grammar, Pronunciation & Vocabulary.
- To develop pragmatic competence, to understand the grammatical form & function & scale of formality.
- To enrich the discourse competence, to prepare the learner to be able to produce contextualize written text and speech.
- To acquire strategic competence to use both spoken & written language to use in a wide range of communication strategies.