Importance Of English In Technical Institutions

P. Indira


            Communication is one of the most critical skills required of practitioners in any profession. In the case of Engineering, communication is as important as any of the technological specializations. It assumes even more significance when a language such as English is taught as a second language, but used as the medium of instruction in academic institutions to prepare Engineers. In India, although English is taught as a second language, it is used as the medium of instruction in all Engineering institutions. Teaching English as a second language is a challenge. But, computers and telecommunication technologies have made the task easier, interesting and rewarding. The use of technology to teach a language in India is at a relatively early stage.  Efforts are currently under way to incorporate modern communication and multimedia technologies into teaching English. 

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