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SQC and Fluency

SQC and Fluency

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Students Quality Circles give students an opportunity to discover their latent potentialities and use them in a highly effective way. It is heartening to know that during different stages of SQCs meetings and activities, students develop diversified skills and abilities; Fluent Oral Expression is one of them.
In SQCs, students work to accomplish excellence in studies and different aspects of their life. To attain excellence, they bring quality in their lives and environment by minimizing interfering processes and procedures. The interfering factors are considered as 'problems' and students prioritize them and analyze them in a scientific way, apply statistical tools and find out several solutions.
Students Quality Circles give students an opportunity to discover their latent potentialities and use them in a highly effective way. It is heartening to know that during different stages of SQCs meetings and activities, students develop diversified skills and abilities; Fluent Oral Expression is one of them.
In SQCs, students work to accomplish excellence in studies and different aspects of their life. To attain excellence, they bring quality in their lives and environment by minimizing interfering processes and procedures. The interfering factors are considered as 'problems' and students prioritize them and analyze them in a scientific way, apply statistical tools and find out several solutions.

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06/14/2009

 
SQC and Fluency
Abdul Wahid Mir,Director General, WCTQEE, Pakistan.modernages@hotmail.comStudents Quality Circles give students an opportunity to discover their latentpotentialities and use them in a highly effective way. It is heartening to know that duringdifferent stages of SQCs meetings and activities, students develop diversified skills andabilities; Fluent Oral Expression is one of them.In SQCs, students work to accomplish excellence in studies and different aspects of theirlife. To attain excellence, they bring quality in their lives and environment by minimizinginterfering processes and procedures. The interfering factors are considered as ‘problems’and students prioritize them and analyze them in a scientific way, apply statistical toolsand find out several solutions. After going through a very efficient process, the bestsolution is applied to solve the most noteworthy problem. During this process allprocedures are documented to standardize and generalize the solutions, to be used insimilar cases elsewhere.
The main aim of Students Quality Circle is to develop in students:-
1.
 
 A positive outlook 2.
 
Problem solving techniques3.
 
 Interpersonal skills
4.
 
 An objective approach to solve any kind of problem
 During the process of bringing excellence in the end- product, side-by-side a number of different skills also develop in students as by- products.
The additional skills developed during the process are:-
1.
 
 Improvement in oral and written expression2.
 
Fluency in a target language3.
 
Understanding about other cultures
4.
 
Understanding about the global peace.
SQC and Oral Fluency
SQCs’ role to improve fluency in students in a target language is very fascinating. It isobserved that along with other required skills, a dramatic positive change comes in the
 
oral expression of students. When the contributory factors were observed and analyzed,some very interesting aspects of the phenomena came up.
Linguistics and SQC:
It is pertinent to look into the approach of linguists about attaining fluency. In the field of English Language Teaching or Linguistics, it is known that on the basis of theirbackground knowledge the fluent speakers of any language are able to perform certainlinguistic tasks. Those tasks are:
 
Opportunity to produce speech
 
Conceptualizing and formulating ideas
 
Fixing incorrect expression
 
Articulation
 
Self analyses
 
Conditioned responseThe same way fluent speakers also know:
 
Socio-cultural aspects
 
Genre
 
Pragmatics of target language
 
Grammar
 
VocabularyThe students in SQCs carry out certain standard processes during the problem solvingactivities that not only help them to bring a harmony in their thinking process but makethem fluent in oral and written expression as well.During the meetings of SQCs, students use different problem solving tools, adopt somescientific procedures at different levels, and have detailed deliberations in the circle.After this they present their findings at different levels to different audience. Thus theygo through almost all the processes and procedures that are necessary to attain fluency inthe target language.
 
How Practices of SQCs help participants to attain fluency.Students must do or know toattain FLUENCYPractices of participants in SQCs
1. Opportunities to produce speech 1.
 
In SQCs students do brainstorming. At theinitial stages, they just supply words, clausesor phrases.2.
 
Then the brainstorming is stopped for a whileand students are persuaded to incubate ideas3.
 
In the session after incubation period, studentsaccept or reject the ideas presented and wordsare unwrapped. They explain those words orphrases and give arguments to substantiatetheir ideas. These are the opportunities whenthey make speeches.2.Conceptulizing and formulatingideas1.
 
All concepts are discussed in detail duringbrainstorming so they clear the concept of students.2.
 
Simultaneously they formulate new ideas, asthey are encouraged to be creative by lateralthinking.3. Fixing incorrect expressions 1.
 
In weekly meetings students express theirideas freely and thus improve on their faultystructures by self-correction or byfacilitator/peer feedback.2. Students have to present the case- study todifferent audience, so they practice a lot andthus fix the problems of structure or grammar.They repeat same steps many times at differentlevels.4. Articulation Clarity of mind helps articulation. All organs of speech work accordingly when ideas are in

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