Significance of Reading Skills for the Development of Communication Skills among Engineering Students of Andhra Pradesh

Authors

  • Noonsavathu Veeranjaneyulu Naik Research Scholar, English deportment Andhra University Andhra Pradesh, India
  • T. Narayana Professor, English deportment Andhra University Andhra Pradesh, India

Keywords:

Reading skills, communication skills, syllabus, Methodology, Evaluation

Abstract

This research examines the present situation of teaching reading skills of English, the problems students encounter during reading an English text and the learners’ proficiency level of reading skills when they are at the Engineering level in Andhrapradesh. “This research investigates an important area of English language teaching and learning. It also examines the reading syllabus and reading materials used at the Engineering level in Andhrapradesh. The study discusses the recent developments in reading strategies. It also presents an evaluation of teaching the different sub-skills of reading and then through an empirical study examines whether both higher and lower order sub-skills are covered in the reading syllabus, and taught properly in the country. The investigation examines whether the modern methods of reading pedagogy are used in teaching reading in Andhrapradesh. The methods for teaching reading skills and investigation in the study include students’ and teachers’ questionnaire survey, students and teachers’ interview, classroom observation and administering reading tests.” Reading components of the syllabus and the reading materials are also evaluated.

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Published

2019-09-28

How to Cite

Naik, N. V., & Narayana, T. (2019). Significance of Reading Skills for the Development of Communication Skills among Engineering Students of Andhra Pradesh. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 7(9), 10. Retrieved from https://ijellh.support-foundation.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/9780