Early Times Report
Jammu, Jan 16: The Department of Languages and Placement Cell of Government College of Education, Jammu, organized an invited Talk on Role of Communication Skills in Teaching of Languages for the students. The resource person for the program Dr. Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi, Faculty, School of Languages & Literature, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, and recently an award winner of Asian Educational and Research Leader Award 2020. The program was inaugurated by the Principal of the College, Dr. Kulvinder Kour. Addressing the students through virtual mode, she encouraged the students to take the benefit of all the events organized by the college and gear themselves up for professional development through online mode, as it has become the new norm.
After the inaugural address, the resource person, Dr. Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi, apprised the students about the importance of verbal, non-verbal and paralanguage mode of communication. He also said that language learning is basically a skill and more opportunities should be given to students for developing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. The teaching pattern also needs a paradigm shift in making language learning student centric. He also shared modern and digital methods of teaching and learning of languages like, mind mapping technique, folded paper reading method, development of four skills along with thinking skills, according to the demands of the current times.
In the concluding session the students interacted with the resource person and raised the queries. The queries were answered in a comprehensive manner by the resource person. The program was conducted by Dr. Shalini Rana. The faculty members who were present during the virtual meet were Dr. Neelam Dhar, Dr. Satish Sharma, Dr. Radhika Mahajan, Dr. Ramzaan Ali, Prof Tahira Shah, Prof Mandeep Singh, Prof Harmanmeet Kour, Prof Rubina Yasmeen, Dr Maansi Sharma, Dr. Neeraj Verma, Dr. Prabhjot Kaur, and Dr. Shapia Shameem. Dr. Shapia shameem presented the vote-of-thanks. The faculty members from other colleges also participated in the meeting, namely Dr. Chetna Mahajan of GCW Gandhi Nagar, Dr. Naaz Zargar, GDC Bhaderwah, Dr. Kavita Singh of BHU. The program was conducted through Google Meet.