According to Swami Vivekananda, the aim and purpose of education should be to “createin the learner the desire and the ability to serve mankind.” Every achievement andattainment has to have a purpose to make it fit as an object for attainment. “Gyan”,“Moksha” and “Nirwana” have long been the aims of education in the past. Every Karmahas been directed towards sublimation of self with the divinity,”Atma” with“Paramatma”, the divine cord which runs through us all and binds us in the bond of common brotherhood. The procedure to follow this is called “Dharma”. Indian thoughtand philosophy is very comfortable with the concept of brotherhood of man since ages.To fulfill and meet the edicts of education it becomes imperative that the learner on onehand is trained and made capable to serve humanity and on the other to have the desire todo so. Therefore education will have to do something to change the very behaviour of thelearner. To make the learner a productive and useful member of the society he inhabits isthen the aim of education.Language learning is needed to bring us all closer to each other and to have the ability tocommunicate with each other. The idea of brotherhood makes sense only when we beginto communicate with fellow beings. “Man is a social animal”, and has to abide by therules laid down by the society he lives in. To be able to understand the laid down rulesand laws man has to have the ability to understand and comprehend what transpiresaround him.
Problems in both teaching and learning of English language which act as a barrierin colleges
There are certain common problems in both teaching and learning of English languagewhich act as a barrier in colleges. The students come from diverse backgrounds and thecollege teaching has to be similarly modulated and adjusted to be able to cater to theneeds of the college level learner. They have to be prepared from many points of view.Effectiveness of language teaching and learning has to be interpreted and evaluatedaccording to many perspectives.
Career and communication skills
Career and communication skills are directly interlinked and the onus falls inevitably onthe shoulders of the English language teachers. Interviews and group discussions are anintegral part of the selection process for all competitive examinations for which thesyllabus at the college level does not cater to.3