(1) To develop the oral communicative efficiency of B.Ed. trainees in the target language. (2) To study the influence of locality, educational qualification, medium of instruction and socio-economic status on the oral communicative efficiency of the trainees.
The sample consisting of 35 B.Ed. trainees were selected using random sampling technique. They belonged to four disciplines (English, Science, Mathematics, Biological Science).
Tools used were: Teacher constructed test items, Hindi cassettes produced by Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, CD’s, BPB, multimedia, Print media and questionnaire. The sample then was exposed to the treatment in the form of “tasks" for 35 hours. The main focus was on the twenty language functions selected for the study. The tasks and time allotted were: Imitation- 6 hours, Discipline- 6 hours, Role play- 6 hours, Discussion- 9 hours, and Interview- 8 hours.
The study was experimental in nature and the Before-and-After control design was used.
The data were subjected to four types of analysis- discipline, differential, relational and qualitative.
The study arrived at the following findings: (1) Significant difference was found between oral communicative efficiency in English of B.Ed. trainees before and after treatment. (2) There was no increase in the percentage scores obtained by the trainees in the question item, frame questions and repeat the dialogue in the posttest. (3) The mean scores of trainees who had studied in English medium were higher.
Keyword(s): Development , Oral Communicative Efficiency, B.Ed. Trainees, English, Teacher Education, Pre-servive Teacher Education