An Evaluation of Oral Communication Skill Using K-Means Clustering Technique

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Subha S, Abirami K, Vijayakumar M, Anu Baisel, B Mariappan


Communication is a vital skill which the learners could acquire so that they can enhance the other skills for their life time. Effective Communication brings about a number of pedagogical functions. As a matter of fact, most of the learners face difficulties in acquiring communicative skills in English. This lack of oral communication deprives them of the opportunities of taking up interviews for employment. As it is evident, one of the main reasons for this discrepancy is the fact that most of these learners hail from the remote areas and obviously have no access to schools of higher standard.  But given a chance to communicate about things that are closer to their Environment they can perform better than the others convent-educated students. Concentrating on this aspect, this evaluation analyses the factors which enrich speaking skill of the learners.  The research also justifies the feasibility of some remedial measure who need to be equipped to communicate under various circumstances. In addition, this research also presents an overview of the criteria for evaluating the performance of the learners and to analyze the result using the clustering technique of data mining approach.

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