Enhancement of English communicative competency of Vocational Higher Secondary students of the State of Kerala - by Designing ESP curriculum
English for Specific Purpose as a methodology in ESL/EFL context aims at imparting specific language needs for ESL/EFL learners. This paper discusses the role of English for Vocational Higher Secondary students to get job opportunities and problematizing the context and seeks suggestions for their better performance in English speaking skill. It also addresses need for redefining the syllabus of Vocational Higher Secondary course in Kerala for keeping the course successful. Vocational Higher Secondary courses are one of the useful job oriented course in the state of Kerala. Recent studies reveal that little importance has been given for language proficiency in the curriculum. This study suggests some important principles for investigating learners needs. Modelling on a revised syllabus based on English for Specific Purpose (ESP), it suggests how can an ESP syllabus help the learner to satisfy his needs of English learning for communication.
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