Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : HS1300 : Communicative English {2-0-0 / 2}
Subject Nature : Theory
Coordinator : Prof. Seemita Mohanty

Syllabus

Course Contents:
1. Language and Communication: Nature of human language, Misconceptions about language, General introduction to English language
2. Sign, Image, Symbols and Text: Word formation, Foreign words, Loan words, Varieties of English
3. Remedial Grammar: Parts of Speech, Subject-Verb-Agreement, Punctuation, Frequent errors Practical Evaluation
4. Business Communication: Introduction, Verbal and Non-verbal Communication, Creativity in Communication, Interpersonal and Impersonal Communication, Formal & Informal Communication in Organizations, Developing Cultural Sensitivity, Working and Communicating in Teams, Business English, Case Studies
5. Writing: Letters, Reports, Paragraph writing, Practical Evaluation
6. Neologisms, Political Correctness, Vocabulary Building Exercises, English Idioms and idiomatic expressions

Course Objectives

  1. To help the learners acquire the necessary skills essential for successfully communicating both in personal and professional situations, along with improving their general English knowledge that can assist them towards achieving their goal of effectively communicating in English.

Course Outcomes

The course will help the learners acquire the necessary skills essential for successfully communicating both in personal and professional situations, along with improving their general English knowledge that can assist them towards achieving their goal of effectively communicating in English.

Essential Reading

  1. Mukerjee, H. S., Business Communication: Connecting at Work, Oxford University Press , 2013
  2. Mascull Bill, Business Vocabulary in Use, Cambridge University Press , 2011

Supplementary Reading

  1. Ibbotson, Mark, otson Mark (2008). Cambridge English for Engineering, Cambridge University Press , 2008
  2. Clark, S and G. Pointon, Word for Word, Oxford University Press , 2004