TECHNOLOGY AS A CATALYST IN TEACHING AND LEARNING
Technology in the recent years has become a wonderful aid for teaching and learning process. Due to pandemic we are totally encompassed by technology. This has become the need of an hour. Information and communication technology is easily accessible at any time in just second’s .The scientific pursuit and logic has conveniently branched out English for communication as functional English or communication English.
Globalization and the growth of commerce due to business simplified language for communication skills. English language has been designed based on the purpose of the language requirements like, functional language for regular communication it is termed as soft skills for the business industry. Writing skills like content writing for technical purpose, creative writing. This provides insight into the objective and curriculum for teaching based on the specifications required for the stake holders. Logic and technology further simplified learning of the language. English language teaching is diversified due to the range of technological tools even the class rooms are modified as smart class rooms and language labs have become a common phenomenon. Multimedia, artificial intelligence and virtual labs have created an artificial environment, which could reach the learner almost immediately within a few minutes of time. Eye catching visuals, interesting anecdotes grab the attention of the learner. Short courses with specific requirements online academic courses from the reputed universities with a flexibility of time in learning are the advanced features which cater to the needs of the people made it instantly popular.
To meet the needs of the growing commercial demands, Emphasis on the learning language for communication or English as a second language as emerged out. Flipped classroom has provided room to improve the knowledge without much expenditure. Online education has reduced the paper usage and promoted the environment protection.