Good skills in communication and vocabulary are an integral part of any profession. It is required of any learner to have a good command of the language for communication purposes, with clarity and accuracy being vital for effective and efficient communication. The language laboratory plays an important role in the language learning process. As the current curriculum does not accommodate lab work for arts subjects, a laboratory for learning has become inevitable in today’s scenario to gain proficiency in a language and enrich the process of learning.
Scientific advancements have produced a number of innovative products to assist the learning process. Innovative products such as digital multimedia control, wireless headsets and microphones, the interactive response pad, etc. are very useful for students learning languages for communication. These interactive tools are designed to enhance not only language teaching but also class room grading and distance learning.
The language laboratory is very useful for assessing students’ speech. It provides students with the technical tools to get the best samples of pronunciation of the language. The electronic devices used in the laboratory will stimulate the eyes and ears of the learner to acquire the language quickly and easily. The laboratory’s collection is designed to assist learners in the acquisition and maintenance of aural comprehension, oral and written proficiency, and cultural awareness. The language laboratory offers broadcasting, television programmes, web-assisted materials and videotaped off-air recordings in the target language any language learning process for communication.
Software has been installed in our computer lab which can aid students in improving their pronunciation, diction and able to make them better communicators. This is ideal for improving their professional career. The software has various levels of grammar, vocabulary and crossword puzzles which will help improve the proficiency of students. There are also bilingual quizzes which will help students master new languages. There are also games and activities which can aid teachers in the smooth conduct of classes. Students can also benefit from the numerous audio files that are available on English speaking basics to idioms and grammar. There are also options where students can learn interview skills and hone their language abilities.