A Short Study in Perspective on Enhancing Communication Skills (LSRW) for English Language Learners Through Select Journalistic-Print Articles & Radio Broadcasting

K.S. Vishnu Prabhu, N. Balaji


The paper’s aim is to reach out to the inner most circles of rural India with the specific purpose of enhancing English language learning through usage of print and radio media by English language enhancers. Reportage in English world over has made tremendous impact for over a century now. The prominence of English as a link language to connect masses across all corners in India has undergone tectonic shifts since gaining Independence in August 15, 1947. In the paper, I have taken various articles published in English that are of national importance drawn between the years 1959 and 2009. During these times, India has massively progressed on the lines of agriculture, economy, defense, education and industrialization. During these tumultuous times, significant contribution has been made by English Reportage to abridge India and the rest of the world as well. English Reportage enhances LSRW Skills in English Language much needed for both current generation language learners and the next.

  1. Listening (through Radio and TV Dispatches),
  2. Speaking (To Communicate – for English Language Learners),
  3. Reading (Print Media)
  4. Writing (To Practice and Publish).

Reportage in English as an employable skill during the first decades post Independent India was only exclusive to the ones who had access to university education or to the ones who went abroad and returned home armed with degrees.

But, since the beginning of the 21st century, it has been considered as the dawn of Information Age in India. And along with universalization of education and vast increase in the circulation of English Newspapers, current generation of learners in schools, colleges and researchers have found scope in English as a language as strong medium of communication and as a tool for learning for the upcoming new generation of learners as well. English Language learners till today find journalism as a medium to not just read or hear from it but also contribute toward it.

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