Courses

 

  1. COMMON FOR BA/BSc [EN 1111.1], BCOM [EN 1111. 2] & 2(A) [EN 1111.3]

 

 

SEMESTER I

FIRST DEGREE PROGRAMME IN ENGLISH (CBCS System)

Language Course I: LISTENING AND SPEAKING SKILLS

Common for

BA/BSc [EN 1111.1], BCom [EN 1111. 2] & 2(a) [EN 1111.3]

 

No. of credits: 4                                                                
No. of instructional hours: 5 per week (Total 90 hrs.)

AIMS
1. To familiarize students with English sounds and phonemic symbols.
2. To enhance their ability in listening and speaking.

OBJECTIVES
On completion of the course, the students should be able to
1. listen to lectures, public announcements and news on TV and radio.
2. engage in telephonic conversation.
3. communicate effectively and accurately in English.
4. use spoken language for various purposes.

COURSE OUTLINE

Module 1
Pronunciation
Phonemic symbols – consonants – vowels – syllables - word stress - strong and weak forms- intonation.

Module 2
Listening Skills
Difference between listening and hearing – active listening –barriers to listening – academic listening - listening for details - listening and note-taking - listening for sound contents of videos - listening to talks and descriptions - listening for meaning - listening to announcements - listening to news programmes.

Module 3
Speaking Skills
Interactive nature of communication - importance of context - formal and informal - set expressions in different situations –greeting – introducing - making requests - asking for / giving permission - giving instructions and directions – agreeing / disagreeing – seeking and giving advice - inviting and apologizing telephonic skills - conversational manners.

Module 4
Dialogue Practice
(Students should be given ample practice in dialogue, using core and supplementary materials.

 

COURSE MATERIAL

Modules 1 – 3
Core reading: English for Effective Communication. Oxford University Press, 2013.

Further reading:
1. Marks, Jonathan. English Pronunciation in Use. New Delhi: CUP, 2007.
2. Lynch, Tony. Study Listening. New Delhi:CUP, 2008.
3. Kenneth, Anderson, Tony Lynch, Joan MacLean. Study Speaking. New Delhi: CUP, 2008.

Module 4:
Core reading: Dramatic Moments: A Book of One Act Plays. Orient Black Swan, 2013.

The following One-act plays prescribed:

  1. Saki                                                          -   The Death Trap     
  2. Philip Moeller                                           -   Helena's Husband                                      
  3. Serafin and Joaquin Alvarez Quinters     -  Sunny Morning: A Comedy of Madrid      
  4. Margaret Wood                                        -  Day of Atonement

Reference:
Jones, Daniel. English Pronouncing Dictionary 17th Edition. New Delhi: CUP, 2009.