International Journal of English Literature and Culture

International Journal of English Literature and Culture

Vol. 3(1), pp. 1-6, January, 2015

 ISSN: 2360-7831

DOI: 10.14662/IJELC2014.076


English for Specific Purposes: College Students' Predilection and Attitudes


M. Muthaiyan1 and Kannayya Kanchana 2


1Assistant Professor in English, SVS College of Engineering, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

1Corresponding author’s E-mail: englab.mk@gmail.com

2Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Government Arts College in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.


Accepted 17 December 2014



A person needs to communicate with his society so any language should be used that is English language as a global language. Language teachers are facing professional decisions to ensure effective language teaching and rely to a great extent on learner centeredness, learning centeredness and communicative language teaching. This paper addresses the issue of college students' preferences for the methodology of learning English language and the importance of proficiency that is placed on various language skills such as speaking and listening for communication. Research aimed at gathering data from students in the college of engineering and making informed decisions to improve the quality of language teaching and learning. This study strives to make changes in learning English among engineering students and develop their communicative language with peer groups. The implications of this research for language teachers is to find innovative ways of motivating learners to lifelong learning, negotiating with learners on their priorities for various activities in class, and incorporating activities that learners prefer for their betterment in second learning.

Keywords: Attitudes and Motivation, Communicative language teaching, Interest in Speaking, Second Language learning.


Cite This Article As: Muthaiyan M, Kanchana K (2015). English for Specific Purposes: College Students' Predilection and Attitudes. Inter. J. Eng. Lit. Cult. 3(1): 1-6




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