ISSN: (Online) 2321 -4155
ISSN: (Print) 2320 -7000

JOURNAL OF INDIAN RESEARCH
YEAR : 2013, VOLUME : 1, ISSUE : 2
 
ADVANTAGES OF PODCASTS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSROOM
Dr. Seema Jain , Farha Hashmi
 
ABSTRACT
The modern era has unleashed the new ways of learning. English a global language is no more learnt in traditional classroom but in a web-based environment that ensures feasible and fastest learning amongst the learners. The modern learning setting in the ELT classroom offers such opportunities and ensures the best level of listening skills, speaking skills and presentation skills among the learners. The practicability of new techniques boosts the idea to broaden the possibility of faster learning and provides the constructive and virtual material to the learners in a virtual environment. The present paper, in particular, touches these aspects of the modern approach of teaching English as a second language and discusses the multifarious advantages of the ELT podcasts, the audio programs on the web which are usually updated at regular intervals. It sheds light on how a group of English language learners, which was encouraged for listening and producing ELT podcasts in the language classroom. The paper brought forth the advantages of new methods to be adopted in teaching-learning a ‘Target language’. It also gives details of modern learning settings which conduce to feasible learning and captivates the mind towards addressing and focusing on revision of old teaching methods and unfolds the idea that students’ learning in Target Language should be viewed in a new perspective. Besides these, the paper also presents many undeniable reasons for using podcasts along with related activities in a language classroom to learn English easily, quickly, and automatically.
 
KEYWORD
Foreign Language, Listening Skills, Spoken Skills
 
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