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Humanitites (Phonetics Laboratory)

The Language Laboratories were established in 2008 to complement the classroom learning of the students by imparting communication and interpersonal skills. The Phonetics Laboratory, set up on similar lines as the one in the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL), trains students in using and comprehending the nuances of English speech as it is spoken by its native speakers.

In today's global village it is difficult not to see the relevance of this skill. The course content in phonetics contains graded aural exercises in pronunciation, stress and accent in the order of word, sentence, and discourse levels. The course is so designed that students, especially those who come from vernacular medium and have little exposure to conversing in English, can proceed to learn it at their own pace and on their own, with minimum assistance from the instructor.

The phonetics lab has 34 systems with language software in the domains of pronunciation, connected speech and business English. The objective of the phonetics lab is to improve the pronunciation of the students. Since English

is our second language, we tend to carry some of the features of the mother tongue into the English language. Hence the computer aided language software will help them immensely. After the inputs are given by the teacher, students practice speech sounds and patterns. Regular practice in the lab helps them overcome many of the drawbacks they encounter while speaking, and they can improve their pronunciation considerably. The aim is to teach students the neutralized accent so as to match and understand their foreign counterparts in business and corporate settings while communicating with them on inter-related projects.

The following language software is used in the phonetics lab:
1. Globarena & K-Van Solution

2. Connected Speech

3. Presentations

4. Telephoning

5. Meetings

6. Negotiating

7. Soft skills


The above software is aimed at helping the communication skills of the students.