Journal of Engineering Education Transformations

Journal of Engineering Education Transformations

Year: 2022, Volume: 35, Issue: Special Issue 1, Pages: 285-291

Original Article

Effectiveness of Online Teaching in Language and Communication Classes in Engineering


Language and communication classes are more effective with the use of direct methods that are also known as natural methods. With use of active learning techniques a language teacher can bring the learners at the centre of the teaching learning process. This study reviews second language teaching approaches and active learning methods. We identified active learning techniques useful in language and communication class. Blended use of selected active learning techniques with computerized teaching learning tools may help in making these classes effective towards fulfillment of specific topic outcomes. Engaging language and communication class in online mode has some hurdles as well as limitations. The present study is an attempt to identify these problems of content delivery in online language and communication classes. The study recommends modified active learning methods for effective online language and communication lectures. Further, we suggest possible academic and professional implications of active learning techniques in online mode.

Keywords—Active learning; ICT; Second language teaching approaches.


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