EXPLORING THE INTERFACE BETWEEN TEACHING OF ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE AND EMPLOYABILITY

Dr. Chirag R. Adatiya

Abstract


Mostly, in all the streams of higher education, English is taught as a compulsory subject. So, it becomes very much necessary to know the reason behind it.  Many students are found to be unemployable even after completing their higher education or many are working in a very low salary. This paper is an attempt to understand the reality in English classrooms. Many professors fail to understand the demands in real job market or what actually the employers are looking for and they forget that their primary job is to make students employable. Today, English language plays a vital role in getting a good job so the ever growing need for good communication skills in English has created a huge demand for teaching and learning quality English around the world. This study is primarily aimed at exploring the interface between the teaching of English as a second language and employability skills in the context of India.


Keywords


ELT, Employability, ESP, Teaching Methodologies, Soft Skills

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References


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