The significance of the language laboratory has been much felt in the domain of communication in our College curriculum. It is required of any learner to have a good command of the language for communication purposes, with clarity and accuracy being vital for effective and efficient communication. What helps one to acquire such proficiency in a language is the process and the method of learning that language. Our Language Lab abets students in practicing and assessing their communication skills effectively. Hence, the Lab functions from 8.30 am to 6.45 pm on ALL working days, where ALL the first year Under Graduate students are Taught, Trained and Tested in the most essential SKILLS – listening, speaking, reading and writing.
The objective of English Language Lab is
This Language empowerment for life and profession and the dissemination of knowledge takes place through the computer aided language learning under a supervised environment in the Lab.The pedagogy creates an awareness of the different facets of language, the heteroglossi coperation of meanings in utterances in diverse contexts, social dialects, professional jargons and generic language skills to help the student takers transformor breakdown their goals/vision into achievable reality in the market place scenario. Language Lab facilitates -
There are three Labs with 120 computers in all to accommodate 120 students all at a time, and 03 control units to instruct and monitor the students. An additional lab with 30 terminals was established this year to house more students. All the labs function in the air conditioned environment. The language course materials are already fed into the computer and are displayed according to the features available in the system. The computers in the Language Lab are also connected to the Internet and at times it transforms into Web Assisted Language Laboratory. The electronic devices used in the laboratory stimulate the eyes and ears of the learner to acquire the language quickly and easily. The laboratory’s collection is designed to assist learners in the acquisition and maintenance of aural comprehension, oral and written proficiency, and cultural awareness. The language laboratory is very useful for assessing students' speech. It provides students with the technical tools to get the best samples of pronunciation of the language. Hence, the English Language Lab is made mandatory for all the first year UG students as part of their Part II English programme. Students attend the Language Lab class once a week in one of the Part II classes scheduled for them. At the end of each semester, they are subjected to aural, oral and written tests and undergo evaluation processes where the marks they secure are included in the CIA of the Part II paper.
The following are the Softwares used in the Pedagogy of Learning the Language through Technology: