Enchaining Oral Competence Of Undergraduate Students: English Language Skills For Industry 4.0

Document Type : Primary Research paper


1 Research scholar in ELT, Dept. of English, KoneruLakshmaih Education Foundation (Deemed to be University), Vaddeswaram, Guntur District, A.P., India & Lecturer, Dept. of English, St.Ann'sCollege For Women, Hyderabad, TS, India.

2 Asso. Professor, Dept of English, KoneruLakshmaih Education Foundation(Deemed to be University), Vaddeswaram, Guntur District, A.P., India.


English language competencies are essential for career readiness and advancement. English, being one of the popular world languages, is used for global communication and is commonly considered as an official language in many countries. In India, undergraduate students need English language competence to set a career in the global job market. At present, the fourth Industrial Revolution introduced innovative technological advancement in the industry. Thus, there is a great demand for professionals with new technologies and language competencies in this Industry 4.0. To possess these new career opportunities, undergraduate students need to upgrade their technical skills as well as English language competencies. Educators and Industry need to build the bridge for the students by providing Industry4.0 career readiness training programs. Here is a tremendous need for analyzing and mapping technical skills as well as the English language competencies of Undergraduate students. The present study is to analyse the need for oral Communicative Competence in the English Language of 120 final year undergraduate students in Hyderabad for Industry 4.0 Career Readiness. The researcher designed a specific need-based intensive course and the randomly selected group underwent training for 2 weeks. As a result, students developed commutative competency in the English language for Industry 4.0 career readiness.