The professional landscape demands professionals to be fluent and well versed with English, which has in recent times emerged as a global language. Keeping in mind the importance of English communication skills, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi collaborates with EnglishEdge to provide a holistic learning experience to its students, where language enhancement goes hand in hand with providing state of the art technical knowledge.
The four learning modules of EnglishEdge, namely; Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Personality & Soft Skills Development, have been setup on the Central Server of the IIT, Delhi campus. Traditionally, the language labs were setup in a particular room with computer systems allotted to each learner, this to an extent restricted mobility. EnglishEdge has made the course content easily accessible to all the students at any given time and place, as long as they are on campus. Students can gain access to the content via the use of the Common Central Login Platform. This solution offered by EnglishEdge is an effective supplement to classroom learning. The faculty at IIT has also undergone training in order to be able to utilize this technology to its best. Due to quality content structure and easy access and operations, EnglishEdge has been chosen by Indian Institute of Technology and is now successfully imbued into their curriculum.
Speaking on the utility of EnglishEdge, Rajiv Mahto, English Language Instructor at IIT, Delhi, says "The EnglishEdge software is a user-friendly software. It is a good self- learning system and is armed with the flexibility to be available on a Local Area Network. It has received a good response (from the students) in IIT, Delhi."
Speaking on their association with IIT, Delhi, Vivek Agarwal, CEO EnglishEdge says, "EnglishEdge is focused on providing English language learning solutions through innovative use of technology. Our model has been successfully implemented and is today being used by many leading educational and vocational institutes across India. We are pleased to associate with IIT Delhi as a part of our endeavour to provide effective English learning tools to individuals and corporations."
With prestigious institutes as Indian Institute of Technology accepting and addressing the need for good English language communication skills, it is definitely a sign that language skills are beginning to receive importance equal to, if not more than, technical knowledge.