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Strategic Competence in a Three-Pronged Approach to Communication

Author Affiliations

  • 1Mahatma Gandhi Institute Of Technology, Gandipet Main Road, Gandipet, near CBIT Telangana, Hyderabad-500075, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 4, Issue (4), Pages 70-73, April,14 (2015)

Abstract

Most students in English Language courses in professional colleges can perform well on tests of comprehension and grammatical knowledge. However they fall short in their ability to communicate effectively and interact meaningfully in real life situations. Effective communication can be seen as a multipronged fork. This paper aims to describe and draw attention to the importance of those skills of communication such as strategic competence,sociolinguistic competence and discourse competence. Second language learners face difficulties in expressingthemselves due to limited language knowledge. This problem can to a considerable extent be remedied by improving their strategic competence. Strategic competence is very necessary in communication as it will help learners remain in real-life conversations which in turn increases their confidence. The paper concludes by presenting sample exercises used by the researcher in classroom to enable teachers increase students’development of strategic competence.

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