HS6151 TECHNICAL ENGLISH – I SYLLABUS REGULATION 2013
HS6151 TECHNICAL ENGLISH – I L T P C 3 1 0 4
- To enable learners of Engineering and Technology develop their basic communication skills in English.
- To emphasize specially the development of speaking skills amongst learners of Engineering and Technology.
- To ensure that learners use the electronic media such as internet and supplement the learning materials used in the classroom.
- To inculcate the habit of reading and writing leading to effective and efficient communication.
UNIT I 9+3
Listening – Introducing learners to GIE – Types of listening – Listening to audio (verbal & sounds); Speaking – Speaking about one’s place, important festivals etc. – Introducing oneself, one’s family / friend; Reading – Skimming a reading passage – Scanning for specific information – Note-making; Writing – Free writing on any given topic (My favourite place / Hobbies / School life, etc.) – Sentence completion – Autobiographical writing (writing about one’s leisure time activities, hometown, etc.); Grammar – Prepositions – Reference words – Wh-questions – Tenses (Simple); Vocabulary – Word formation – Word expansion (root words / etymology); E-materials – Interactive exercises for Grammar& Vocabulary – Reading comprehension exercises – Listening to audio files and answering questions.
UNIT II 9+3
Listening – Listening and responding to video lectures / talks; Speaking – Describing a simple process (filling a form, etc.) – Asking and answering questions – Telephone skills – Telephone etiquette; Reading – Critical reading – Finding key information in a given text – Sifting facts from opinions; Writing – Biographical writing (place, people) – Process descriptions (general/specific) – Definitions – Recommendations – Instructions; Grammar – Use of imperatives – Subject-verb agreement; Vocabulary – Compound words – Word Association (connotation); E-materials – Interactive exercises for Grammar and Vocabulary – Listening exercises with sample telephone conversations / lectures – Picture-based activities.
UNIT III 9+3
Listening – Listening to specific task – focused audio tracks; Speaking – Role-play – Simulation – Group interaction – Speaking in formal situations (teachers, officials, foreigners); Reading – Reading and interpreting visual material; Writing – Jumbled sentences – Coherence and cohesion in writing – Channel conversion (flowchart into process) – Types of paragraph (cause and effect / compare and contrast / narrative / analytical) – Informal writing (letter/e-mail/blogs) – Paraphrasing; Grammar – Tenses (Past) – Use of sequence words – Adjectives; Vocabulary – Different forms and uses of words, Cause and effect words; E-materials – Interactive exercises for Grammar and Vocabulary – Excerpts from films related to the theme and follow up exercises – Pictures of flow charts and tables for interpretations.
UNIT IV 9+3
Listening – Watching videos / documentaries and responding to questions based on them; Speaking – Responding to questions – Different forms of interviews – Speaking at different types of interviews; Reading – Making inference from the reading passage – Predicting the content of a reading passage; Writing – Interpreting visual materials (line graphs, pie charts etc.) – Essay writing – Different types of essays; Grammar – Adverbs – Tenses – future time reference; Vocabulary – Single word substitutes – Use of abbreviations and acronyms; E-materials – Interactive exercises for Grammar and Vocabulary – Sample interviews – film scenes – dialogue writing.
UNIT V 9+3
Listening – Listening to different accents, Listening to Speeches/Presentations, Listening to broadcast and telecast from Radio and TV; Speaking – Giving impromptu talks, Making presentations on given topics; Reading – Email communication – Reading the attachment files having a poem/joke/proverb – Sending their responses through email; Writing – Creative writing, Poster making; Grammar – Direct and indirect speech; Vocabulary – Lexical items (fixed / semi fixed expressions); E-materials – Interactive exercises for Grammar and Vocabulary – Sending emails with attachment – Audio / video excerpts of different accents – Interpreting posters.
TOTAL (L:45+T:15): 60 PERIODS
Learners should be able to
- speak clearly, confidently, comprehensibly, and communicate with one or many listeners using appropriate communicative strategies.
- write cohesively and coherently and flawlessly avoiding grammatical errors, using a wide vocabulary range, organizing their ideas logically on a topic.
- read different genres of texts adopting various reading strategies.
- listen/view and comprehend different spoken discourses/excerpts in different accents
- Department of English, Anna Mindscapes: English for Technologists and
Engineers. Orient Blackswan, Chennai. 2012
- Dhanavel, S.P. English and Communication Skills for Students of Science and Engineering.
Orient Blackswan, Chennai. 2011
- Raman, Meenakshi & Sangeetha Sharma. Technical Communication: Principles and Practice. Oxford University Press, New Delhi. 2011.
- Regional Institute of English. English for Engineers. Cambridge University Press, New Delhi.2006.
- Rizvi, Ashraf. M. Effective Technical Communication. Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi. 2005
- Rutherford, Andrea. J Basic Communication Skills for Technology. Pearson, New Delhi. 2001.
- Viswamohan, Aysha. English for Technical Communication. Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi. 2008.
EXTENSIVE Reading (Not for Examination)
- Kalam, Abdul. Wings of Fire. Universities Press, Hyderabad. 1999.
- Activities conducted individually, in pairs and in groups like self introduction, peer introduction, group poster making, grammar and vocabulary games, etc.
- Role play activities
- Short presentations
- Listening and viewing activities with follow up activities like discussion, filling up worksheets, writing exercises (using language lab wherever necessary/possible) etc.
Internal assessment: 20%
3 tests of which two are pen and paper tests and the other is a combination of different modes of assessment like
- Creative writing
- Poster making, etc.
All the four skills are to be tested with equal weightage given to each.
- Speaking assessment: Individual speaking activities, Pair work activities like role play,Interview, Group discussions
- Reading assessment: Reading passages with comprehension questions graded from simple to complex, from direct to inferential
- Writing assessment: Writing paragraphs, essays etc. Writing should include grammar and vocabulary.
- Listening/Viewing assessment: Lectures, dialogues, film clippings with questions on verbal as well as audio/visual content.
End Semester Examination: 80%
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