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LANGUAGE LABORATORY



Focus:

The Holy Cross College Language Laboratory creates a non-threatening atmosphere for the learners and promotes autonomy in thinking and expression. It reaches out to the rural and semi-urban students to help them reduce the interference of mother tongue while speaking English. The students also work on their reading habits, listening skill and interactive communication. It provides opportunities for English Literature students and highly motivated students to improve their pronunciation and intonation.

Objectives:

In accordance with the Vision and Mission of the College, the following are the objectives of the Language Lab:

  • To help students acquire proficiency in LSRW skills
  • To develop confidence to express oneself spontaneously
  • To develop confidence to interact with the teacher and peer
  • To correct grammatical errors incidentally and specifically
  • To help learners speak with accuracy
  • To train in soft skills
  • To introduce students to Certification courses in English, like IELTS, TOEFL
  • To sign MOU with schools and colleges for training students to acquire language proficiency
  • To upgrade the teachers of English in Schools and Colleges with creative teaching methodologies

Foot Prints:

The Language Laboratory was set up by Rev. Sr. Dr. Rosy former Principal and Head of the Department of English in the year 2001 and since then it is functional with series of workshops and sessions. Till 2016, the Language Lab functioned based on the need based materials, methods and human resources. In the year 2017, the Language Lab was given a techno- lift with the installation of itell software to aid self- learning. 

Facilities:

  1. Language Lab is upgraded with the latest technology software itell with 15 systems in the lab and an additional 25 systems in the browsing room.
  2. Books- graded at three levels.
  • Primary- Fables
  • Secondary- collection of Short Stories
  • Advanced- Novels

Other than these

            Dictionaries – Language and Pronunciation

            Print materials for speaking drills

            Language Textbooks and Activity Manuals

  1. DVDs of classic and feel good movies available

Courses Offered:

  1. Integrated Sessions in functional spoken English for all I year UG students.
  2. Communicative English training for motivated first generation learners, linguistically disadvantaged students and advanced trainers.
  3. Consultancy for Faculty Development Programme within and outside Holy Cross College.
  4. Customised workshops for school children, teachers, religious aspirants and corporate.
  5. Preparatory modules for Cambridge English Exams like IELTS, TOEFL and BEC
  6. Language learning training through soft skills programme.
  7. English for Specific Purposes (ESP)
  8. Train the Trainers for Staff

 

Language Lab of Holy Cross College is also open for outsiders who wish to use the language lab facility with a nominal membership to help them select appropriate materials for their personal language needs.

Contact Details:                                                                         

E-mail: hccllab2019@hcctrichy.ac.in