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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.8.NQ44934

ENHANCING THE SPEAKING SKILL OF THE RURAL SCHOOL LEARNERS THROUGH COGNITION SKILL BASED ACTIVITIES – AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY

Dr. SathyaT

Abstract

In the challenging competitive world, rural school learners are struggling a lot to compete with the urban school learners. The methodology of teaching in rural schools remains restricted to blackboard and books when compared to the methodology of teaching in urban schools, where they are implementing international standard of teaching. Because of inhibitions, anxiety, lack of practice and inferiority complex, rural learners hesitate to speak in English and they have fear of committing mistakes though they know the importance of communication skill in digital and competitive era. Cognitive skills are otherwise called as cognitive functions or cognitive capacities and these brain based skills are tremendously needed in acquiring the second language rather than learning.As per the scientific evidence “Language Proficiency correlates with the Cognition Skills”, inducing cognition skills undoubtedly act as a platform for the rural students to enhance the communication skills. The methodology of the study is designing cognition skill based activities. This paper discusses on how the cognition skill based activities helps the rural learners to participate in the language acquisition process with interest and curiosity. The entry test and the exit test are conducted to find out the level of learners before and after the implementation of cognition skill based activities. The collected data will be analyzed both quantitatively and qualitatively. Hence this paper focuses on enhancing the speaking skill of the rural learners of secondary level by inducing their cognition skills through cognition skill based activities.

Keywords

Cognition skills, Speaking skill, rural learners, Language Acquisition Process, Cognition skill based activities.

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