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Creating Love for the English Language

One of the biggest challenges that an English language teacher faces is the disinterest of some students in learning English. Though this is seemingly a non-urban problem, its prevalence can nevertheless not be denied. The ever so enthusiastic teacher is thus left high and dry, with all her zeal to impart learning rendered futile.

The only foreseeable solution to this problem is that the learners begin to like English as a language. This is most likely to happen when they see it not as another challenge to meet at school, but as a useful skill that they will be able to use to enhance their immediate needs and their future life.

Learners, when able to realise that the use of English in everyday use impacts their social standing will be motivated to learn the language. Yet, it has to be understood that, only when the learner is able to actually converse in English in his day to day encounters, will he see the importance of learning this language.

It is thus important that the learner be exposed to scenario based communicative skill programmes, where they get ample exposure and opportunity to use the language in a controlled environment. This exposure will in turn rev up their confidence in themselves towards the language, making English as their language of communication a reachable goal. They will no longer perceive English as a threat and an impossible challenge to overcome.

This accessibility of English as a skill will thus remove their negative association with the said language, thus tickling their zeal to learn or acquire it further. The teacher will realise that when this stage is reached, teaching and learning of English becomes a smooth sail for both the learners and for themselves. A proactive attitude in the learners towards learning the language will become evident; a far cry from the days when the teacher would have to cajole them into using the language at least in the school premises.

A good English language lab, catering to the communicative needs of learners can speed up this process of ‘loving English’. The learners when taken through standardised and audio-visual based teaching-learning content are able to learn the language faster than they would in their given environment.

Words Worth English language lab, caters to these needs of communication skills in English. Scenarios based on identifications made by CEFR are used to generate inactive sessions in the classroom. The teacher uses the software to ensure that ample and relevant listening and speaking is happening in the class. The learners over a period of time and with sustained practise are able to acquire the English language. This invariably results in the learners developing confidence and love for this language. The learner exhibits an inclination to learn more and make English his day to day language.