Motivating the Tertiary Level Students to Utilize Technology for Enhancing Communication Skills
D. Jaisankar1, Z. Justin2

1Dr. D. Jaisankar, Associate Professor of English, AMET University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
2Dr. Z. Justin, Professor of English, Saveetha School of Engineering, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Manuscript received on September 16, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 24 September, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 10, 2019. | PP: 1324-1326 | Volume-8 Issue-12, October 2019. | Retrieval Number: L39201081219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.L3920.1081219
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Abstract: Motivation gives energy to human beings. Motivating the students to enhance their communication skills is equally important to teaching the skills. English language teaching for tertiary level students needs special skills as many students do not pay much attention to language subjects. ELT teachers should be more conscious of the mentality of students to teach the communication skills. College students are very much attached with electronic gadgets especially smart phones. Teachers can customize this attitude of students to improve their communication skills by making them to understand the ownership of learning. Students should be made to realize the necessity of proficiency in English language. The youngsters are aware of the importance of mastery in English language in the globalized era. So, teachers have to sensitize and explain using mobile phone to attain the goal. Encouraging the students to utilize modern electronic gadgets like smart phones to develop the English language skills has a very good effect. The teacher should also go beyond the syllabus considering the application and practicality of language learning. Assessment method for non-native speakers should synchronize with their language learning. Written examination alone is not sufficient to evaluate the language competence of the students. All the four skillsLSRW- should be examined at graduate level students. If the students get motivated to use the technology for developing their communication skills, the teachers can easily impart language skills.
Keywords: Technology, Communication skills, Motivation, Tertiary level students.
Scope of the Article: Communication