Students’ Views on the Current English Material of Engineering Colleges in the Area of Purvanchal, Uttar Pradesh

Authors

  • Jalal Ahmad

Abstract

Apart from the technical skills, engineering graduates also need effective English communication skills for a successful academic and professional career. Teaching and learning English language includes many important components that are responsible for effective language skills among the students. Material is one of the most important elements which set the learning items, teaching guidelines and learning objectives of a group of learners according to their needs. An inappropriate material may spoil the students’ time and effort without achieving the required communicative needs. Hence, there should be a continuous review of material to make sure whether the material is appropriate enough to fulfill the English language needs of engineering graduates. The researcher of the current study tried to conduct a survey to know the students’ views regarding the appropriateness of the current English communication material of engineering colleges in Purvanchal, Uttar Pradesh.

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Ahmad, J. (1). Students’ Views on the Current English Material of Engineering Colleges in the Area of Purvanchal, Uttar Pradesh. Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, 5(3). Retrieved from https://ajouronline.com/index.php/AJHSS/article/view/4995

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