News Reports and Language Learning: An Overview of Etiquettes and Hurdles

Dr. A. Mohamed Mustafa

Associate Professor of English, Jamal Mohamed College, Trichy.

S. Khaleel Ahamed

Assistant Professor of English, Sadakathullah Appa College, Tirunelveli.

Keywords: news, language, reading, learning, reports, habit, behaviour


English newspapers/broadcasts are considered perfect language learning tools as the reports are scripted with utmost clarity and precision. Considering the fact that language is about making sense of real-life issues, the nexus between the two is perfectly executed in news reports. This paper aims at discussing the role of newspapers in language learning and the hurdles that may be encountered by learners during the reading process. This paper also deals with ‘Behaviourism’ is the first language learning theory, propounded by J.B. Watson in 1913.


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