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English Communication Skills

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11 language to be a part of the economy. English is no more a language but a bread winner in today’s date. India is a developing country. We need to produce as many professionals as required. And the professionals need to be well versed in the language. The language is skills is the call of the day. In India, Corporates, software companies, industries as well PSU’s and government organizations need professionals who is fluent in English communication skills. Keeping in view the need of the language we need to learn this language. Keeping in view the need and importance of English language in the present context almost all the Universities insist on English communication skills as a compulsory part of their curriculum for all sorts of professional courses. e.g. B.Tech, B.Sc, B.Pharma, BBA/BCA, B.Arch., MBA, MCA and other courses. English communication skills has become an integral part of the curriculum. A professional in todays’ date cannot survive without learning and honing the skills of the language. We must learn English in today’s date first to survive and secondly to move ahead in our career. China which is a rival economy is in a less advantageous position because we Indians can use this language in a better manner. China is trying hard to train it professionals this language. It is believed that it will surpass India in terms of software professionals by 2020, if we don’t learn this language to surpass China in the global market. In that a scenario, most of the software jobs will vanish for Indian professionals as China is very good at providing cheap professionals. One must understand the importance of English Communication skills in the present time in a broader perspective rather than with a narrower vision.
12 1.2: The process of communication and factors that influence communication sender, receiver, channel, code, topic, message, context, feedback, noise, filters & barriers. This world consists of human beings. Human beings are the only species in this earth who has the ability to speak and has a brain that can do multiple things. Though the three major functions of human behavior includes food, sex and group existence, human being cannot be complete without expressing themselves. We need to speak or express our feelings and ideas. These ideas form the base of our existence. Communication is essential for the existence of the society and it plays a prominent role in the functioning of different professional organizations. We keep on expressing ourselves at all situations and at all times. When we look around us in any situation we find people doing various activities. In doing these activities they involve in various discussions, meetings, conversations, phone calls, presentations, video chatting, conferencing or mere gossiping. In other words they are communicating in order to interact. It is one of the important conditions for social interaction. Social interaction cannot take place without communication because human interaction is essentially communicative interaction. It pervades the entire range of social and professional relationships, and plays a key role in our life. It is the reciprocal stimulation and response between individuals, and makes social as well as professional interaction possible. Most of the times it has been found that all conflicts, tensions, wars are a result of miscommunication. If absence of proper communication can lead to such dangerous situations, then it is definitely important to understand the term. Now let’s try to understand the term ‘Communication.’ What is Communication? The term communication has been defined at various levels. Communication is a dynamic interactive process that involves the effective transmission of facts, ideas, thoughts, feelings, and values. It is not passive and does not just happen; we actively and consciously engage in communication in order to develop the information and understanding required for effective group functioning. It is dynamic because it involves a variety of forces and activities interacting over a period of time. The word ‘process’ suggests that communication exists as a flow through
13 a sequence or series of steps. The term ‘process’ also indicates a condition of flux and change. The relationships of people engaged in communication continuously grow and develop. Communication can also be understood as an exchange of meaning and understanding. Meaning is central to communication, and transmission of meaning is the central objective of communication. Communication begins with the sender sending out message cues, which are perceived by the receiver who assigns meaning to them and responds to them as per the need. Communication can be complete unless the message sent by the sender is properly decoded at the receiver’s end and comprehended. Moreover, communication can be considered effective only when the receiver’s response is matching with the meaning the sender wanted to convey. Communication: It is the process of expressing one’s ideas, thoughts, feelings, expressions, emotions, language, knowledge etc. The process may involve Transaction, exchange, and sharing. Communication is the base of human existence. Starting from the child’s cry which the first communication by any human being. Communication is present in Home. It spreads out to society (the people with whom we live and share our experiences on a daily basis). It is also instrumental is framing our culture. Culture in a developed state of being becomes an integral part of religion. Communication is also responsible in administration and control in the country. Every aspect related to human being is dependent on communication. Either it be politics, economics, sociology or technical things like evolution of Science and development & use of technology. Particularly, in the present context communication assumes a lot of importance. We live in the world of information technology. Communication is the nerve centre of information technology and I.T. enabled services. The process of evolution from pre-historic age to modern age every time human being has given proof of existence through communication. From the beginning of civilization human being has understood the need and importance of communication. Now let’s understand the nuances of communication. Meaning: The word has been derived from Latin words ‘communis’ and ‘communicare’. The meaning of the first word suggests to make common and ‘communicare’ means to share or sharing.
14 Definition 1: It is the ability to speak, write or to express our ideas, feelings: clearly and convincingly. Definition 2: It is the process of sending and receiving symbols for the purpose of understanding, knowing, informing and in the broadest sense, improving the relation with the world. Definition 3 (Robert Anderson): Communication is interchange of thoughts, opinions or information by speech, writing or signs. Communication also be symbolic because it is not limited to words or language. It can always be done by the help of gestures and symbols or facial expressions. The symbols can be present with and without language. Our ability to symbolize and express makes the process of communication possible. Tools of Communication: There are various tools that helps in the process of communication. These tools have been developed by human beings from the dawn of civilization or before. They help us in communicating sometimes universally sometimes within a group. Here are some of the tools discussed in brief. There can be many more tools that help in the process of communication. This is not the end of the list. i) Language: The main function of each and every language is to communicate. Each language has various forms. It is one of the foremost and important tool of communication. It is the most clear and comfortable tool to use. Each and every individual uses this tools in the process of communication. There are different languages in this world. We need to have knowledge of a particular language in order to communicate in that language. That’s why depending on the use of various languages in the world there are different linguistic groups. ii) Script: This is a group of symbols used to express the language in the written format. They are also highly essential useful tools of communication. One limitation with script is we have make a conscious effort to acquire knowledge about a particular

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