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Building Lateral Thinking Strategies to Impart English Speaking Skills

R. Nageswari, B. Ravikumar and T. Stephen Jayamani

Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Volume 24, Issue 2, June 2016

Keywords: Education, India, Lateral thinking skills, Second Language teaching

Published on: 05 May 2016

This study explores the benefits of implementing lateral thinking skills involving tertiary level learners to improve second language communication skills at a University in South India. The paper elaborates the concept of lateral thinking skills from two interrelated angles: (1) practical aspects covering the reasons for introducing and building lateral thinking skills in ESL learners, particularly University students of engineering in India, by proposing a checklist of lateral thinking strategies to be mastered, and (2) pedagogical aspects covering the methods for efficiently imparting lateral thinking strategies in the classroom setup.

ISSN 1511-3701

e-ISSN 2231-8542

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