elt and development of communicative abilities of university students
The book titled 'ELT and Development of Communicative Abilities of University Students in Pakistan' is a first attempt of its kind to look at the problems faced by the English language Learners in Pakistan. Based on contemporary research and the perception data collected from students, the book presents a very comprehensive program to improve the English language efficiency of the undergraduate students in Pakistan particularly in the province of Sindh. The main focus of the book is that by following the communicative approach to language learning( through activities) the the students can very easily overcome their deficiency and can be fluent in speaking and writing and can be effective readers and careful listeners of the target language- English.
Deaf and hard-of-hearing students in a Colombian University are required to enroll in English courses as a graduation fulfillment. This research aims to reveal what communicative practices promote and facilitate the learning of English literacy of these learners under an integration approach with hearing peers. The findings obtained suggest that communicative practices such as using writing as a mean of communication, implementing role plays and using transcripts in order to include deaf learners into the listening tasks were implemented satisfactorily and promoted inclusion of the deaf and most of the times literacy development.
This research study aimed at exploring the vocabulary learning strategies, vocabulary size, and the relationship between the vocabulary learning strategies and the vocabulary size of the undergraduate English Language Teaching students at Eastern Mediterranean University. Accordingly, the study addressed the following research questions. (1) What vocabulary learning strategies do the undergraduate English Language Teaching students at Eastern Mediterranean University report to use? (2) What is the vocabulary size of the undergraduate English Language Teaching students at Eastern Mediterranean University? (3) How does vocabulary size of the undergraduate English Language Teaching students at Eastern Mediterranean University relate to their reported vocabulary learning strategy use? This research study was a correlational survey study of descriptive nature. The research study was conducted in the Cyprus Turkish EFL context. The study exploited a vocabulary learning strategy questionnaire and a vocabulary level test selected from the previously conducted research studies. Both instruments were administered to 125 participants on the voluntary basis.
This book provides a systematic and comprehensive coverage of the Social and Communicative participation of students with Hearing Impairment. In the field of education. This book covers introduction literature review, methodology, result, limitations of Social and Communicative participation of students with Hearing Impairment. The systematic structure of the book is assigned to cover the major part of topic, Social and Communicative participation of students with Hearing Impairment in the field of Education and Law. Dr. Rajiv Chaurasia has over 05 year experience in teaching in graduate and post graduate level students. He has excellent track record in field of law. Author also credit to publish book namely "Textbook of Forensic Pharmacy". Dr. Ganesh Dubey is currently Associate Professor, Deputy Director Institute of Law, Jiwaji University, Gwalior. He has more than 15 years experiance in teaching in graduate and post graduate level students. Dr. Bhaskar Chaurasia is currently Director, Rajiv Institute, Barigarh, Chhatarpur (M.P.). Author also credit to publish books namely "Textbook of Forensic Pharmacy", “Textbook of Pharmaceutical Packaging Technology”.
Communication is primary to human existence and while people acquire their mother tongue naturally, the acquisition of a second language presents a significantly greater challenge, one that cannot be successfully completed without applying appropriate approaches, methods, strategies and techniques. After centuries of development in ELT, we now find ourselves in a post-method period and in the plenitude of approaches available to us, it is greatly important to choose those that suit the learner best. This book presents an overview of various methods and approaches, paying special attention to communicative language teaching and communicative competence. However, the main body of the book analyses pair work in ELT from various perspectives, suggesting its pros and cons and relating it to the principles of CLT. The theoretical part of the book sets foundations to the second part, which details a field research carried out in a selected primary school. The book should be particularly useful to students of pedagogy and didactics, as well as teachers of primary and seconary schools, who seek practical advice on how to enhance their professional performance.
This book Strategy research in ELT: the benefits for the teacher is the result of struggling with issues of language learning and teaching. In my school and university experience, most of the foreign language instruction and teaching was in the grammar-translation mode, consisting of memorized word lists and fill-in the gaps exercises and no real interaction in the language. The communication and speaking skills were rarely practiced. Those teachers who did care about communication knew little or nothing about how to help their students to communicate and use the language in both written and spoken form. By the time I became a language teacher, R. Oxford (1990) and A. D. Cohen (1998) brought language learning strategies on stage. Based on the idea of learner self-direction, LLS are beginning to command attention around language classrooms in all levels. Having this in mind, this study aims to explore language learning strategy research in the Serbian university classroom in addition to investigating the students’ perception of the frequency usage of these strategies. The aim is also to examine what learning strategies students mostly use in this teaching context.
This study was an attempt to investigate the effect of communicative grammar on the grammatical accuracy of students’ academic writing. Hence, the effect was examined through the pre-test and the post-test. The results of the pre-test showed that there was no significant difference in the grammar accuracy of the students’ writing between the control and experimental groups prior to the experiment. The results of the post-test in all cases showed that there was a significant difference between the control and experimental groups in grammar accuracy in students’ writing abilities (P>0.05). The data obtained from the students’ questionnaire also indicated that students in the experimental group had a positive attitude towards communicative grammar in the context of writing. The results of the student and teacher interviews and classroom observations further substantiated this finding. On the basis of the findings of the study, it was concluded that communicative grammar in the context of writing could have a great value in improving students’ grammatical accuracy in their writing.
English language learning, teaching and communication has been, and by all indications will continue to be, an important part of Uganda’s reform and modernization. In order to contribute empirical data to the English Language importance to International students in Uganda education, this study investigated the English language communicative needs of Kampala University International students by investigating their targeted needs in the courses offered at the University. The language situation at two Kampala University Ggaba, Main Campus and Mutundwe Campus which were the centre of this study, revealed the need for international students whose first or second languages is not English, to have a high level of proficiency in the English language since they study in English when they come to Uganda.The data collected revealed that most respondents felt the impact of English Language inefficiency was greatly affecting their general academic performance.
In the ever changing scenario around the students which coerce students to get lured in the sparkle of gadgets which not only make life easier but takes toll in the process of cognitive learning and paces distance with reading abilities of students. In all those quagmire, enhancing reading abilities of students, poses a great challenge for human development. This book reflects the motivational approach towards reading in the background of child psychology and testing kits. This book is very helpful for academics, educationist, policy makers, educational administrators, NGO’s, parents and others concerned with the development of educational efficacy for the students. This book has research sample drawn from mediocre district in Bihar, India but can be applied beyond the geographical boundary as the area of concern is the cognitive terrain which diminishes the horizon of human races.
The advent of Internet has revolutionized the way we access and use library catalogues today. Information about library holdings is now available through the library’s online public access catalogue (OPAC). The gradual development of bibliographic standards, enormous advances in computers and communication technologies and the growth of bibliographic utilities and networks have led to the design and development of online catalogues. OPACs for libraries appeared in the 1980s and then Web-based OPACs began to emerge in the late 1990s. The Web OPACs are a natural progression in technological development and could be termed as an advanced second generation OPAC (Hildreth, 1991). It is an improvement on traditional OPACs serving as a gateway to the resources not only held by a particular library but also to the holdings of other linked libraries and to regional, national and international resources. Some academic and special libraries in Bangladesh are slowly moving towards acquiring Web OPACs. It is expected that the Web OPACs will eventually provide links to outside sources such as publishers, corporate sources, journal titles, tables of contents and finally full-text databases.
The Alex Studies – Cognitive & Communicative Abilities of Grey Parrots
Literature has emerged on questions of gender equality in African Higher Education. The study has been driven by contradictory interests; while ‘gender and development’ discourses are embedded in neo-liberal and African feminist approaches to democracy. The latter approaches reveal that discussion of gender equality based in sex ratios are inadequate for understanding the complex meaning of university’s institutional cultures. Thus, the creation of gender responsive university culture involves theorisation of the perceptions and experiences of men and women students. Therefore, working with data generated through qualitative methodologies, Dr. Muasya synthesizes discourses on access to opportunities for ‘surviving’ campus life (such as employment on campus) and on sexual harassment (as a space in which notions of masculinity and ‘respectable womanhood’ are negotiated) to reveal a culture in which transgression against conventional norms of identity is heavily curtailed. While Dr. Muasya does not generalise her theoretical findings, her research oints of the need to explore questions of equality beyond notions of ‘gender equality policies’ required for sustainable development.
This book explains how the efficiency of formal and informal educational systems is key to the success of human resource development strategies in their facilitatory role to overall national development efforts. Muroki Thuo elucidates how a mutually reinforcing and positive relationship between educational development and national development is the target outcome for development planners and policy makers, and beneficial for all development stakeholders. The author investigates the external qualitative efficiency of Kenya’s university system in preparing university students for wage employment in the formal manufacturing sector of the industrial economy. He selected employers in the formal manufacturing industry in Thika industrial town of the workplace competencies. This book shows that perceptions of the university education management and educational programmes dispensers should also be included to complete the university education-industry-graduate employees’ web of interrelationships. This book is highly recommended for the lecturer, students and researchers.
This study examines the effect of a literature-based program on Jordanian University students'' communicative performance. Qualitative observation was the main instrument, but triangulation was sought through the use of a pre/post test, interview, journal writing and role-play evaluation of oral proficiency. Significant differences in the students'' communicative performance were found in favor of the literature-based program. Students taught through the program were found to use a host of cognitive (critical thinking and creative writing), social (cooperative learning) and affective (self-confidence) strategies.
College or university students comprise a group whose dietary practices and nutritional status are of concern to nutrition professionals and family andconsumer sciences specialists. The transition from high school to a tertiary institution is known to be an especially problematic stage in adult development. Students have to adapt to a new social, academic and psychological environment in which they are now suddenly free to make their own decisions.The purpose of this study was to find out the food consumption patterns of Solusi University students, and whether the patterns had an effect on theiracademic performance. The study revealed that the more regularly students ate, the higher their grade point average (GPA) was. Students’ level of nutritionalknowledge about how much to eat was neither low nor high. At the significance level of 0.05, there were significant relationships between the food customarilyeaten at home and at school (p < 0.05), the amount of food eaten at home and at school (p < 0.05), and food consumption patterns and academic performance(p=0.002).
The guidelines of the Ministry of Education of Cordoba province for the C.B.U. require teachers of English to encourage in students the development of abilities and strategies which enable them to interact linguistically in basic situations of written and oral communication. In relation to the latter, teachers are expected to promote a student capable of saying something meaningful to somebody under certain circumstances. However, a very urgent and serious problem among teachers of English is the fact that, apparently, when students finish the third year of the C.B.U., they are unable to keep a meaningful oral interaction in the foreign language. This situation, which seems to be shared by most teachers of English from Villa Maria, showed the need to carry out a purely didactically oriented research work, aiming at describing how English is being taught at present, in our twelve secondary schools. In other words,it appears to be relevant to find out to what extent teachers follow the guidelines proposed by the Ministry as regards the development of students’ oral communicative competence, and to see if teachers actually stimulate students to communicate in the foreign language.