Muskan Solanki, Naveen Kumar Mehta, Dharmendra Mehta
Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies, Barla, India; Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies, Barla, India; Pt JNIBM and HOD S.S. in Commerce, V.U., Ujjain, India; https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5262-9124, 0000-0001-7197-4214, 0000-0001-9890-251X
Bibliographic citation: (ISSN 2657-9774) Educational Role of Language Journal. Volume 2019-2(2). Enhancing multiculturalism in EFL communication, pp. 37-47
Language learning cannot be done in isolation as it is a social process and helps in interacting with people of diverse culture and tradition. This Multiculturalism enables any language to become more alive, vibrant and meaningful. In today’s context; social media applications or software, undoubtedly, directly or indirectly strengthens the process of language learning in multicultural milieu. The application of WhatsApp is growing at a very fast pace across the globe. It is gaining popularity among students as it enhances the LSRW skills in a multicultural and multilingual environment. English as a language has occupied a very prominent place in Indian society. As a Lingua Franca, it is being used by a great number of Indians and this number is increasing steadily but gradually. It is emerging as a link language for the people of North, South, East, and West, where regional languages like Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, and Kannada are widely spoken along with regional dialects. In this background, the present exploratory study discusses the application of WhatsApp for enhancing language learning skills in multicultural environment.
Keywords: language, learning, multicultural, multilingual, environment, WhatsApp, English
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