The English Language as a tool for enhancing employability in the 21st Century: Focus on the reading skill.

ENE, Felicia Nnenna (2017) The English Language as a tool for enhancing employability in the 21st Century: Focus on the reading skill. Journal of Qualitative Education, 12 (1). pp. 130-137. ISSN 0331-4790

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Language is regarded as the most important gift of God to man as it facilitates the activities of man on earth. Existence would have been impossible without a language to ease communication. Language has developed from sound and signs to four major skills being listening, speaking, reading and writing. Some schools of thought regard reading asthe most important of the language skills as it is very important in the process of education. Reading is the first sign of literacy. This explains why reading is regarded as the badge of intellect. Any nation’s economic, social, political and even technological growth is dependent, to a large extent, on their literacy level. Unfortunately, many students pass through school without acquiring proper reading skills. This adversely affects their education, attitude to reading as well as the studying of other subjects. It is of utmost importance that every student should cultivate good reading skills to be able to meet up with both academic and social demands on reading. The position of this paper is that the reading skill is essential for survival especially in today’s information driven society. The reading skill is a tool for learning, understanding, analyzing, synthesizing, evaluating, information, and performing different activities in and out of work places. A person with a good reading skill/attitudestands a better chance of securing and sustaining a job or competing favourably in the work or business environment.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts > Faculty of Law > Faculty of Management and Social Sciences > Faculty of Education
Depositing User: miss ifeoma agbo
Date Deposited: 13 May 2019 11:25
Last Modified: 13 May 2019 11:25

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