International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Education Management | India | Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2015

Language Skills Development: Developing Speaking Skills at Undergraduate Level using a Smart Phone ? Practical Observations

Dr. K. V. Madhavi

Abstract: Speaking is often neglected in a classroom situation. The present day competitive world requires communicative competency to achieve progress in professional career. According to Brown and Yule (1983), speaking is the skill that the students will be judged upon most in real-life situations. Speaking carries the first impression of a person. Today technology has paved a way to achieve academic success in an effective way. A classroom is no longer identified by a teacher, black board and a chalk. The availability of computers, laptops, internet, video conferencing, smart phones, tablets, i phones, i pads etc. has changed the teaching and learning process in a classroom. The present paper focused its attention on enhancing speaking skills using smart phones in real time situations and conducting various activities like group discussions, paper presentations, role plays, etc. The main focus is on identifying the learners level and conducting a learner centric approach for the improvement of speaking skills.

Keywords: Teaching Language Skills, Speaking Skills, Undergraduate Level, Smart Phone, Practical Observations

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2015,

Pages: 2321 - 2323

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