HS8151 COMMUNICATIVE ENGLISH SYLLABUS - ANNA UNIVERSITY REGULATION 2017 - Anna University Internal marks 2018

HS8151 COMMUNICATIVE ENGLISH SYLLABUS - ANNA UNIVERSITY REGULATION 2017

OBJECTIVES:
  • To develop the basic reading and writing skills of first year engineering and technology students.
  • To help learners develop their listening skills, which will, enable them listen to lectures and comprehend them by asking questions; seeking clarifications.
  • To help learners develop their speaking skills and speak fluently in real contexts.
  • To help learners develop vocabulary of a general kind by developing their reading skills
HS8151
HS8151 

UNIT I SHARING INFORMATION RELATED TO ONESELF/FAMILY& FRIENDS

Reading- short comprehension passages, practice in skimming-scanning and predicting- Writingcompleting sentences- - developing hints. Listening- short texts- short formal and informal conversations. Speaking- introducing oneself - exchanging personal information- Language development- Wh- Questions- asking and answering-yes or no questions- parts of speech. Vocabulary development-- prefixes- suffixes- articles.- count/ uncount nouns.

UNIT II GENERAL READING AND FREE WRITING
Reading - comprehension-pre-reading-post reading- comprehension questions (multiple choice questions and /or short questions/ open-ended  questions)-inductive reading- short narratives and descriptions from newspapers including dialogues and conversations (also used as short Listening texts)- register- Writing – paragraph writing- topic sentence- main ideas- free writing, short narrative descriptions using some suggested vocabulary and structures –Listening- telephonic conversations. Speaking – sharing information of a personal kind—greeting – taking leave- Language development – prepositions, conjunctions Vocabulary development- guessing meanings of words in context.

UNIT III GRAMMAR AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
Reading- short texts and longer passages (close reading) Writing- understanding text structure- use of reference words and discourse markers-coherence-jumbled sentences Listening – listening to longer texts and filling up the table- product description- narratives from different sources. Speakingasking about routine actions and expressing opinions. Language development- degrees of comparison- pronouns- direct vs indirect questions- Vocabulary development – single word substitutes- adverbs.

UNIT IV READING AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
Reading- comprehension-reading longer texts- reading different types of texts- magazines Writingletter writing, informal or personal letters-e-mails-conventions of personal email- Listening- listening to dialogues or conversations and completing exercises based on them. Speaking- speaking about oneself- speaking about one‘s friend- Language development- Tenses- simple present-simple pastpresent continuous and past continuous- Vocabulary development- synonyms-antonyms- phrasal verbs

UNIT V EXTENDED WRITING
Reading- longer texts- close reading –Writing- brainstorming -writing short essays – developing an outline- identifying main and subordinate ideas- dialogue writing-Listening – listening to talksconversations- Speaking – participating in conversations- short group conversations-Language development-modal verbs- present/ past perfect tense - Vocabulary development-collocationsfixed and semi-fixed expressions.

TOTAL: 60 PERIODS 

OUTCOMES:
AT THE END OF THE COURSE, LEARNERS WILL BE ABLE TO:
  • Read articles of a general kind in magazines and newspapers. 
  • Participate effectively in informal conversations; introduce themselves and their friends and express opinions in English. 
  • Comprehend conversations and short talks delivered in English 
  • Write short essays of a general kind and personal letters and emails in English. 

TEXT BOOKS: 
  • Board of Editors. Using English A Coursebook for Undergarduate Engineers and Technologists. Orient BlackSwan Limited, Hyderabad: 2015 
  • Richards, C. Jack. Interchange Students’ Book-2 New Delhi: CUP, 2015. 

REFERENCES: 
  • Bailey, Stephen. Academic Writing: A practical guide for students. New York: Rutledge,2011. 
  • Means,L. Thomas and Elaine Langlois. English & Communication For Colleges. CengageLearning ,USA: 2007 
  • Redston, Chris &Gillies Cunningham Face2Face (Pre-intermediate Student‘s Book& Workbook) Cambridge University Press, New Delhi: 2005 
  • Comfort, Jeremy, et al. Speaking Effectively: Developing Speaking Skills for Business English. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: Reprint 2011 5. Dutt P. Kiranmai and Rajeevan Geeta. Basic Communication Skills, Foundation Books: 2013.

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