A bridging course for the first-year UG degree students of Government Arts College for Women, Krishnagiri was conducted from 05-09- 2022 to 10.09.22 for the academic year 2022-2023, as a part of a tripartite MoU signed by the Department of English, Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur with IVDP, Krishnagiri and Government Arts College for Women, Krishnagiri. The objective of this course is to give an intensive and immersed English language teaching to enhance the English language skills (LSRW) of the learners. It also concentrated on developing learner’s English language proficiency through lexical approach.
The bridging course was organized for over 857 women students with 19 Professors from the Department of English, Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur.
By following the principle of near to far, in this course, the students were taught the most frequently used general vocabulary and verbs, which are essential for good communication. Practice was given for the frequently used sentences. They were given graded texts to develop their reading and comprehension skills. Through parallel writing, the students were given practice to frame simple and error free sentences. Students were trained in speaking through functional and situational dialogues.
Classes were conducted for six days. The students were divided into 18 groups and each class had about 50 students. They had 3hours of classes per day from 9.00 a.m through 12.30 p.m. With the six days of contact classes, the language learning process was initiated and the further enhancement of the language is left the learners.
The entire programme was initiated, facilitated and supported by the founder President of IVDP (Integrated Village Development Project) Ramon Magsaysay Mr. Kulandai Francis.
The trainers were very positive about the participation and the regularity of students in doing the follow up activities. The management and faculty of Government Arts College for Women were very cooperative and hospitable towards the language trainers of Sacred Heart College. The feedback received from the students about the bridging course was very positive and encouraging.