English for Specific Purposes 2019
Soroptimist Welfare Association (SIBC) conducted a Valedictory program of their “English for Specific Purposes program”, one of the initiatives under the “Power of a Second Chance” Project on Tuesday, 25th February, 2020. 55 students received their certificates for this value added course at the hands of our Founder President, Dr. Daphne Pillai, President Yvette Lee and Soroptimists Dr. Lata Menon and Dr. Celina Joy.
It was heartening to witness the students’ built up confidence in the speeches and skits that they performed in English (a skill that they lacked earlier). The students are first generation learners who have taken this second chance opportunity of learning skills which will fetch them an income.
On this occasion, Ms. Bhavana Lalwani a counsellor for mental health conducted a session on dreams and goals and discussed various ways to achieve them.
Soroptimist International Bombay Chapter, Chembur in collaboration with Pillai HOC College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Rasayani organised two-week long sessions on ‘English for Specific Purpose’ from 9th – 20th December, 2019 for the students of Pillai Skill Development Institute with an objective to acquaint them with the basics of functional English apropos their skill set. The sessions covered various aspects of English language and its usage in daily life. The modules were developed in line with the concept of encouraging students to develop skills of tackling the language in simplest ways possible.
The modules were jointly designed by SIBC members and PHCASC on topics such as Introduction to English, Greetings, Prepositions, Adjectives, Describing Yourself and surrounding, Story Recitation, Listening and Grooming and Body Language specially intended for this purpose.
Each session was attended by about 100 students with great energy and eagerness to learn. Sessions were conducted by chalk and talk methods, group discussions, presentations and activities involving the students. The sessions generated interest and curiosity among the students. The efforts of the students were commendable. The sessions were modelled to have a direct impact on students to deal with English Language in daily. It served the purpose and was appreciated by the students. The event was successfully completed on 20th December, 2019.