USING LEARNER - GENERATED DIALOGUES TO ENHANCE LANGUAGE SKILLS OF ENTRY LEVEL ENGINEERING STUDENTS: A POST METHOD STUDY
This paper aims to present a process-based model that will help to effectively enhance the English language skills of entry-level engineering students in engineering colleges. The main objective of this research study is also to identify an effective method in the Post-Method era with a purpose to help students acquire a better understanding of functional English that is essential for developing their communicative competence. Method: The proposed Pendulum Type learning model will make use of learner-generated situational dialogues for creating a process that will achieve a desired level of proficiency among learners. Findings: The model will make learners understand the basics of Functional English as in use. This gives an excellent scope for learners develop proficiency through their learning experience that ‘oscillates’ between the cognitive process of understanding language discourse and by creating it. Application/Improvement: This method can be effectively put to use in the ELT classroom teaching environment in engineering colleges and based on the specific needs and requirements of the learners, further improvisations can be made. User-feedback and teacher comments can also be used for improvisation.