COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN ENGLISH 2020 | Diploma 1st and 2nd Semester




Course Title

: COMMUNICATION

SKILLS IN ENGLISH

Course Code

: 15CP01E

Semester

: I / II

Course Group

: Core

Teaching Scheme (L:T:P)

: 4:0:0 (in hours)

Credits

: 4 Credits

Type of course

: Theory

Total Contact Hours

: 52

CIE

: 25 Marks

SEE

: 100 Marks

 

Pre-requisites:                                                                                             

·       Basic Knowledge of Grammar

·       Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing Skills as acquired in Secondary Education

Course Objectives:                                                                                         

The students shall be able to:

 

·       Learn to apply the basic grammar in day to day communication in English

·       Comprehend the given ideas in a passage and be able to effectively express the same in written form

·       Enrich their vocabulary through reading

·       Face oral examinations and interviews

·       Express their ideas creatively through (spoken/written) exercises

 

Course Delivery:                                                                                         

 

The Course will be delivered through lectures, class room interactions, exercises and case studies as detailed below:

 

Sl. No.

Description

Teaching contact hours

1.

Text

24

2.

Grammar

18

3.

Descriptive writing

5

4.

Comprehension

5

Total

52

 

Text book: Communication Skills in English for Polytechnics – by ORIENT BLACKSWAN

publishers – published by NITTTR Chennai


Text Box: Course Content:

 

 

UNIT I: CAREER PLANNING                                                                                            (09Hrs)

 

Glossary; Comprehension Exercises; Vocabulary Exercises – Spelling; Grammar- Parts of Speech; Newspaper Reading and Comprehension; Descriptive Writing – Describing Objects; Listening/ Speaking Exercise – Self Introduction.


 

UNIT-II: THE GREAT INDIAN PSYCHOTHERAPY                                                                                            (09Hrs)

 

Glossary; Comprehension Exercises;  Vocabulary Exercises – Prefixes and Suffixes;                                                                                          Grammar

  Articles and Prepositions; Descriptive Writing – Describing People; Listening/ Speaking Exercises

   Listening to speeches and writing gist of it in one’s own words.

 

 

UNIT III: GLOBAL WARMING                                                                                            (08Hrs)

 

Glossary; Comprehension Exercises; Vocabulary Exercises    Synonyms  and  Antonyms;  Grammar – Auxiliaries, Question Tags and Short-form Answers; Descriptive Writing – Describing Places; Listening/ Speaking Exercises – Narrating one’s own experiences of different situations in their day- to-day life.

 

 

UNIT IV: RENDEZVOUS WITH A WOMAN CORPORATE GIANT                                                                                            (09Hrs)

 

Glossary; Comprehension Exercises; Vocabulary Exercises – Homonyms, Homophones, Homographs; Grammar – Subject-Verb Agreement; Descriptive Writing – Describing Processes; Listening/ Speaking Exercises – A short presentation on a given topic ;Paraphrasing of Proverbs; Different kinds of Interviews.

 

 

UNIT V: A UNIQUE PATIENT                                                                                                    (09 Hrs)

 

Glossary; Comprehension Exercises; Vocabulary Exercises – Compound words; Grammar –Tenses; Descriptive Writing – Describing Events (Eg: College Day, National Festivals, Etc.); Comprehension of a paragraph; Quiz – Questions on health and hygiene.

 

 

UNIT VI: A FARMER’S WIFE                                                                                                    (08 Hrs)

 

Glossary;  Comprehension  Exercises;  Vocabulary  Exercises      Formation   of   plurals;   Grammar – Active and Passive Voices; Descriptive Writing – Describing one’s goal and its attainment; Developing hints into a paragraph; Comprehension of an unseen passage.


Text Box: Reference Books:

 

1.    HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION BY WREN AND MARTIN (S.CHAND & CO.)

2.  THE KING’S GRAMMAR BY SANJAY KUMAR SINHA (S.CHAND & CO.)

3.    STRENGTHEN YOUR WRITING BY V.R. NARAYANA SWAMY (ORIENT BLACKSWAN)

 

4.  ESSENTIAL ENGLISH BY E. SURESH KUMAR et.al (ORIENT BLACKSWAN)

5.  ENGLISH GRAMMAR &COMPOSITION AND EFFECTIVE BUSINESS COMMUNICATION BY M.A.PINK AND THOMAS S.E. (S.CHAND & CO.)

 

6.  WHAT YOUNG INDIA WANTS: SELECTED ESSAYS AND COLUMNS BY CHETAN BHAGAT (RUPA PUBLICATION, NEW DELHI)

 

7.  CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE INDIAN DOCTOR’S SOUL BY JACK CANFIELD et.al (WESTLAND LIMITED PUBLISHERS)

 

8.  SOFT SKILLS BY K. ALEX(S.CHAND AND COMPANY)

9.  “REFLECTIONS”: I PUC ENGLISH COURSE BOOK, PUBLISHED BY DEPT.OF PRE-UNIVERSITY EDUCATION, GOVT OF KARNATAKA

 

10.  A PRACTICAL COURSE FOR WRITING SKILLS IN ENGLISHBY J.K.GANGAL. (PHI PUBLICATIONS)

 

11.  ENGLISH LANGUAGE LABORATORIES A COMPREHENSIVE MANUAL BY NIRA KONAR (PHI LEARNING)

Text Box: Course outcomes:

 

On successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

 

1.      Read their text, and respond to basic comprehension questions

2.      Enhance the students’ English grammar skills by using the following grammatical components in written and verbal communication

 

·       Parts of speech

·       Auxiliaries

·       Articles

·       Tenses

·       Active and Passive voice

·       Prepositions

·       Question Tags and Short form answers

·       Prefixes and Suffixes

·       Subject-Verb Agreement

·       Homonyms/Homophones/ Synonyms /Antonyms

 

3.      Communicate an idea in series logically connected sentences by describing an event such as objects, people, places, processes, expanding proverbs and also conducting activity such as group discussion, presentation, reporting and documentation

 

4.      Comprehend the given passage and able to answer the linked questions


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