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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 3, Issue 6, Part H (2017)

Improving the English spelling knowledge of students at ATIs, Sri Lanka: A tool based approach

Author(s)
M Somathasan and AG Natarajan
Abstract
English language is a famous lingua-franca in the current competitive and communicative world; and its knowledge is quite inevitable for a student of Higher National Diploma in English (HND in English) at Advanced Technological Institutes (ATIs), Sri Lanka to cope up with the challenges in the existing technology-incorporated educational system. Researchers accept that a student’s English literacy level becomes thicker as his spelling or orthographic knowledge i.e. the correct sequences of letters in the writing system, grows steadily. Further, a student’s spelling capacity depends on the level of his intelligence and performances in the language class. In the case of a slow learner, he is a student whose thinking skills have developed significantly slower than the accepted norm for his age. A slow learner will go through the same basic developmental stages as other children, but will do so at a significantly slower rate. Thus, as far as the English language development is concerned, a slow learner’s spelling capacity is somewhat low or limited than an average student. But one thing should be kept in mind that slow learners are not freak or not non-learners. Instead, they can academically achieve when a teacher fulfills their model-motto which is “If we cannot learn the way you teach, will you teach us the way we can learn?”. Thus, it is the predominant duty of a teacher to promote the spelling development through the appropriate ways of teaching or remedial measures to overcome the spelling problems of slow learners. This paper focuses on the spelling rules in English language and especially introduces a simple but effective student-friendly innovative method, i.e. a computational tool known as Spelling Ruler, for boosting the spelling ability of slow learners of HND in English at ATIs in Sri Lanka.
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How to cite this article:
M Somathasan, AG Natarajan. Improving the English spelling knowledge of students at ATIs, Sri Lanka: A tool based approach. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(6):522-524.
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