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English for Specific Purposes World (ESP World)

English for Specific Purposes World

ISSN 1682-3257

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USING EXTEMPORE AS A TASK TO IMPROVE ORAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS 

Dr. Deepa S

Humanities & Liberal Arts in Management
Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode

Abstract

In the present era of competition, there is a surge in the demand of employees with thorough knowledge of soft skills. Communication skills, both written and oral, go a long way in enhancing the soft skills of b-school students, who are waiting to be welcomed by the corporate world as valued assets. Various courses are offered by different b-schools and universities to achieve this end. Several methods, techniques are used to develop these skills in students. One such method is Extempore that assists students not only in thinking on their feet but also in voicing their creative ideas with precision. This paper explores the use of extempore to enhance the oral communication skills of b-school students. It is based on an experiment conducted in a class size of 104 students pursuing post-graduate diploma in management from a b-school. The findings of the results displayed by students give an insight into the fact that extempore can be an effective way to train them for the present scenario where articulating one’s thoughts wisely and precisely is of utmost importance.

Key Words: Extempore, corporate, oral communication skills

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