HS8251 TECHNICAL ENGLISH SYLLABUS 2017 REGULATION
HS8251 TECHNICAL ENGLISH L T P C 4 0 0 4
The Course prepares second semester engineering and Technology students to:
- Develop strategies and skills to enhance their ability to read and comprehend engineering and technology texts.
- Foster their ability to write convincing job applications and effective reports.
- Develop their speaking skills to make technical presentations, participate in group discussions.
- Strengthen their listening skill which will help them comprehend lectures and talks in their areas of specialization.
UNIT I INTRODUCTION TECHNICAL ENGLISH 12
Listening– Listening to talks mostly of a scientific/technical nature and completing information-gap exercises- Speaking –Asking for and giving directions- Reading – reading short technical texts from journals- newsapapers- Writing– purpose statements – extended definitions – issue- writing instructions – checklists-recommendations-Vocabulary Development– technical vocabulary Language Development –subject verb agreement – compound words.
UNIT II READING AND STUDY SKILLS 12
Listening– Listening to longer technical talks and completing exercises based on them-Speaking – describing a process-Reading – reading longer technical texts- identifying the various transitions in a text- paragraphing- Writing– interpreting cgarts, graphs- Vocabulary Development-vocabulary used in formal letters/emails and reports Language Development- impersonal passive voice, numerical adjectives.
UNIT III TECHNICAL WRITING AND GRAMMAR 12
Listening– Listening to classroom lectures/ talkls on engineering/technology –Speaking – introduction to technical presentations- Reading – longer texts both general and technical, practice in speed reading; Writing-Describing a process, use of sequence words- Vocabulary Development- sequence words- Misspelled words. Language Development- embedded sentences
UNIT IV REPORT WRITING 12
Listening– Listening to documentaries and making notes. Speaking – mechanics of presentations- Reading – reading for detailed comprehension- Writing– email etiquette- job application – cover letter –Résumé preparation( via email and hard copy)- analytical essays and issue based essays– Vocabulary Development– finding suitable synonyms-paraphrasing-. Language Development- clauses- if conditionals.
UNIT V GROUP DISCUSSION AND JOB APPLICATIONS 12
Listening– TED/Ink talks; Speaking –participating in a group discussion –Reading– reading and understanding technical articles Writing– Writing reports- minutes of a meeting- accident and survey- Vocabulary Development- verbal analogies Language Development- reported speech.
At the end of the course learners will be able to:
- Read technical texts and write area- specific texts effortlessly.
TOTAL :60 PERIODS
- Listen and comprehend lectures and talks in their area of specialisation successfully.
- Speak appropriately and effectively in varied formal and informal contexts.
- Write reports and winning job applications.
- Board of editors. Fluency in English A Course book for Engineering and Technology.
Orient Blackswan, Hyderabad: 2016
- Sudharshana.N.P and Saveetha. C. English for Technical Communication. Cambridge
University Press: New Delhi, 2016
- Raman, Meenakshi and Sharma, Sangeetha- Technical Communication Principles and
Practice.Oxford University Press: New Delhi,2014.
- Kumar, Suresh. E. Engineering English. Orient Blackswan: Hyderabad,2015
- Booth-L. Diana, Project Work, Oxford University Press, Oxford: 2014.
- Grussendorf, Marion, English for Presentations, Oxford University Press, Oxford: 2007
- Means, L. Thomas and Elaine Langlois, English & Communication For Colleges.
Cengage Learning, USA: 2007
Students can be asked to read Tagore, Chetan Bhagat and for supplementary reading.