Digital Journalism and English Language Learning in Engineering Colleges

 S. PARVATHAVARTHINI

Abstract
English enjoys a royal status in this technological world with its wide spread use. It is the language of technology and hence the demand for it has increased. Especially technocrats need it more than ever. The growth and development of science and technology has had a tremendous impact on the various industries and life in the world. Language learning and teaching has also been touched by this technological boom. The language classroom uses more of audio and visual aids, content from TV channels, internet sites and various technical gadgets like LCD projectors. In fact, the use of technology has increased the interest of the learners who are more technology oriented. With every passing day efforts are being taken to make the language classroom more learner-centered and need based. One of the byproducts of the advent of smart phones with inbuilt cameras is digital journalism. Almost everyone has started telecasting or broadcasting the news and events happening around them. The paper aims at employing digital journalism to improve the language learning skills of the learners with particular reference to engineering students. The main objective is to make the learning process interesting and fruitful for both the learners and the teachers.

DOI: 10.32996/ijllt.2019.2.2.12 
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