Confronting the Challenges in Teaching English to D-Gen Learners in Engineering Colleges
A.Hajira Banu1, P.Catherine Benita2, A.Visva Sangeetha3, S.Kayalvizhi4
1A.Hajira Banu, Assistant Professor of English at PSNA College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul Tamil Nadu, India.
2P.Catherine Benita, Assistant Professor of English at PSNA College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul Tamil Nadu, India.
3A.Visva Sangeetha, Assistant Professor of English at PSNA College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India.
4S.Kayalvizhi, Assistant Professor in the Department of English at St.Joseph’s College of Arts and Science(Women), Singampunari Tamil Nadu, India.
Manuscript received on November 20, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 28, 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 7183-7185 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D5263118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D5263.118419
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Abstract: With the rising demand to incorporate technology in ESL classrooms, a study has been made among the English language teachers of engineering colleges in Dindigul District in the Southern Tamilnadu. In order to keep pace with the escalating advancements in this society, teachers need to upgrade themselves with the latest trends in the domain of ELT. One needs to go for alternate teaching methodologies like blended learning, flipped classroom or mobile assisted language learning to reach out to the D-gen learners. (digital generation). By and large, English teachers should dynamically evolve from just being teachers of English to the dimension of being a language trainer. It is high time that the language teachers realize the need to decentralize the conventional classroom set up where the shift changes from teacher centric classroom to learning centric classroom. The paper analyses the prevailing scenario of how well the modern technology is used for effective learning outcome in ESL classrooms and the need to train language teachers to integrate technology in teaching.
Keywords: Blended Learning, Technology, Learning-Centric, Incorporate, Decentralize, Industry 4.0.
Scope of the Article: Requirements Engineering.