International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 7, Part K (2015)
Developing a Simple Passive Voice Constructor in English: A Learning and Testing Tool for Students of ESL especially from Rural Areas
M. Somathasan, R. Saranya
English is a highly communicative language in the digital age. A student who is equipped with enough knowledge in English and also learning English as a Second Language (ESL) may be known as a communicative competent. of the communicative competence the students of ESL have to develop is linguistic competence which means an adequate and sufficient mastery of the structure and vocabulary of English language. Based on this, this paper attempts to study about the construction of passive voice as it contains certain rules like the nature of verbs and type of object in the active voice, etc., to be followed. A lot of students of ESL in rural areas lack of this knowledge and they have rare sources to get lucid in this area. Having kept it in mind, a simple user-friendly learning and testing computational tool, called Passive Voice Constructor, for the study of the structures of passive voice especially for the good side of the school and university students from rural areas, is developed with the help of a computer programming language. It is believed that the developed tool will help the students learn and test how the passive voice is constructed from the active voice, and also easily and confidently improve his or her knowledge in active and passive voice to great extent.
How to cite this article:
M. Somathasan, R. Saranya. Developing a Simple Passive Voice Constructor in English: A Learning and Testing Tool for Students of ESL especially from Rural Areas. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(7): 649-651.