Language lab, an audio-visual installation, is used as a mode for teaching and learning processes. It is developed on the methodology of LSRW and soft skills. The multimedia based language lab allows the facilitator to monitor each learner to learn, to record, to compare and to improve the language skills. The ability of each student to speak at the same time and yet be audibly isolated from each other allows efficient use of time and a higher degree of practice and learning in the language lab. This increases the students’ fluency and encourages their confidence for interaction and presentation in various contexts.
The department of English has a well planned language lab for encouraging the linguistic skills of students. From 2013 onwards our institution has been giving special attention to students to ensure maximum exposure to English language through various online resources, with the help of desktops provided by the Department of Physics and Computer Applications. In 2018 our institute has received twenty desktops and a teacher laptop with the latest version of ETNL, a self-paced learning software. It is used as a means to remedial teaching for the selected students from each department, History, Economics, Maths, Malayalam, B Com and PCA.
Report of the Activities of Language Lab, 2020- 21
2020- 21, an unexpected year of pandemic and lockdowns limited the functioning of language lab of our institution. Because of the Covid protocol students were limited inside the campus and in classes, so that we could not conduct regular lab hours for them. In order to compensate this limitation, along with online classes supplementary materials were provided to develop the language skills of the learners.
Language skills of the students are monitored & trained within the limited timeframe in the academic year 2020-21 because of the COVID 19. Ten students were selected from each department and instructions were given the basic ideas of communication. Since of no. of students were limited in the campus, portions of exercise were provided through online to improve the skills of students .
Report of the Activities of Language Lab, 2019- 20
Sixty students were selected from six departments of the college for the remedial language lab class, ten from each department. S1 students of Maths and Malayalam, B Com and PCA, and History and Economics are combined for each section. For the selection of the students teacher asked them to introduce themselves, talk about some contemporary issues, to interview somebody, etc to evaluate their soft skills and language skills and confidence to use the language too. From Monday to Wednesday each class per month was conducted from 8.45am – 9.45 am (18 hours) for the convenience of the students. Lab was opened for other students in the remaining working hours to practice their language skills. Continuous evaluations of the learners were conducted through verbal and written tests. And remedial measures and improvisations techniques were accomplished in between the sessions for the proper analysis of the learning process.
Report of the Activities of Language Lab, 2018- 19
In the academic year of 2018-19, sixty students were selected from six departments of the college, ten from each department. First year students of Maths and Malayalam, B Com and PCA, and History and Economics are combined for each section. For the selection of the students teacher asked them to introduce themselves, talk about some contemporary issues, etc to evaluate their language skills and confidence to use the language. Two classes per month were conducted (total 36 hours) from 8.30 am to 9.30 am, from Monday to Wednesday. Other willing students also used the lab in the remaining days too. Continuous evaluation and remedial measures and improvisations techniques were accomplished in between the sessions for the proper analysis of the learning process.