Certificate CourseDuration of Course: 4 MonthsClasses per Week: 2Duration of each Class: 1.30 hoursHours per Week: 3Total Credits: 3Prerequisite: Secondary or Higher SecondaryThe following courses are offered to complete the Certificate. English Fundamentals Common Errors Vocabulary Public Speaking
Course ContentsEnglish Fundamentals Articles & Determiners, Numbers & Quantifiers, Subject (Number, Gender, Person), Verb (Tenses), Parts of Speech, Prepositions & Prepositional Phrases, Subject- Verb Agreement, Identification of Phrase, Clause and Sentence, Sentence Completion, Questions, Modals, Conditionals, Transformation of Sentences: Active-Passive Transformations, Reported Speech.
Text Books John Eastwood: Oxford Practice Grammar Reference Books: Liz and John Soars : Headway Pre-Intermediate & Intermediate Raymond Murphy: Intermediate English Grammar Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary
Course Contents 2. Public Speaking A course to improve the students’ ability to communicate with Proficiency, self‑confidence and poise in public speaking situations, with emphasis on speaking with grammatical precision in an organized fashion. Text Book: Hamilton Gregory: Public Speaking Reference Book: Stephen E. Lucas: The Art of Public Speaking
Advanced CertificateDuration of Course: 8 MonthsClasses per Week: 2Duration of each Class: 1.30 hoursHours per Week: 3Total Credits: 3Prerequisite: Secondary or Higher SecondaryThe following courses are offered to complete the Advanced Certificate. English Fundamentals Business English Advanced Conversation Reading & Composition
Course Contents Course Title: English Fundamentals Objectives: The course seeks to provide contextual grammar with a learner focus. The grammatical components will be covered in an integrative and holistic way.Course Content: Articles & Determiners, Numbers & Quantifiers, Subject (Number, Gender, Person), Verb (Tenses), Parts of Speech, Prepositions & Prepositional Phrases, Subject- Verb Agreement, Identification of Phrase, Clause and Sentence, Sentence Completion, Questions, Modals, Conditionals, Transformation of Sentences: Active- Passive Transformations, Reported Speech.
Text BooksJohn Eastwood: Oxford Practice GrammarReference Books:Liz and John Soars : Headway Pre-Intermediate & IntermediateRaymond Murphy: Intermediate English GrammarOxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary
Course Contents Advanced Reading Strategies and Writing Intensive and Extensive Reading: Critical Analysis and Interpretation of Texts, Essays, Report Writing, Book Reviews, Research Papers. 4. English for Professional Purposes/ Business English CV Writing, Business Reports, Business Letters, Job Applications, International Memorandums, Translation, Editing, Developing Press Copies, Writing effective emails and reports, Presentations, Meetings, Telephoning.
Course Materials and ResourcesSasikumar and Dhamija. Spoken English: A Self-Learning Guide to Conversation PracticeGary Rybold. Speaking, Listening and UnderstandingVarious DVD’s and CD’s might be used for lessons. Information from the internet will be used for some lessons. Additional handouts, photocopies, etc. will be used for most lessons.
DiplomaDuration of Course: 1 YearClasses per Week: 2Duration of each Class: 1.30 hoursHours per Week: 3Total Credits: 3Prerequisite: Higher SecondaryThe following courses are offered to complete the Diploma. IELTS/TOEFL Listening & Speaking Advanced English Communication Advanced Writing Strategies & Reading Practical Phonetics
Course Contents Speaking and Listening Course Description This course is classroom based. Students are expected to attend and participate in every lesson. In this course, Speaking has two main priorities. Firstly, the lessons will review basic speaking skills which will give the students more confidence to speak. Secondly, the students will be taught Spoken English, to develop their ability to communicate in English. Through Listening activities, students will improve their sound recognition, word recognition and comprehension of different accent which in turn will boost their speaking skills as well. The content of the lessons will be adjusted throughout each semester according to students’ abilities in different classes.
Course ObjectivesThis course is designed to enable students to: Gain confidence to speak English. Identify areas of weakness in speaking. Improve Pronunciation, Intonation, Fluency, Tone, Volume, and Speed. Learn how to use “small talk”, discussion, debate etc. Understanding how to summerise or paraphrase speech. Understanding how grammar is used when speaking. Express personal ideas, viewpoints and opinions. Recognise and use different language techniques. Identify and use idioms, Sayings, etc. Listen for specific information. Make prediction prior to and during listening. Make inference.
Course ContentsAdvanced English CommunicationCourse Description: This course is designed to improve students’ communication skills to enable them to meet their academic as well as professional needs. Students develop their communication skills by exploring the various tools and elements used in and types of communication. They develop a significant awareness of communication strategies necessary for their professional life.
Learning Objectives This course aims to:Improve students’ understanding of communication strategies in different aspects of lifeDevelop their skills necessary for effective correspondence in their professional fieldMake them aware of the necessity of and make use of non-verbal communicationImprove their public speaking skill leading to attractive and effective communication
Learning Outcomes Successful students will be able to: Do effective communication in different aspects of life Perform better business communication in professional life Use verbal and non-verbal communication strategies suitable to different situations Deliver speech in public with greater confidence and effectiveness
Course Contents Review of sentence elements, basic sentence pattern Introduction to Communication: Meaning of communication and business communication and their nature, scope, and purpose Principles, functions and importance of communication and model of communication Media of Communication: Introduction, written communication, oral communication, face-to-face communication, visual communication, audio-visual communication, advantages and disadvantages of different media Types of Communication: External and internal, formal and informal, downward communication, upward communication, horizontal communication, grapevine, merits and demerits, media used in different types of communication Barriers to effective and improvement of communication Written Communication: Letters, memos, reports, writing good business letters, style and structure, pattern and writing techniques of various business letters, important commercial terms used in office correspondence.
Course Contents Office Memos: Meaning, function and format. Oral Communication: Speeches, interviews, meetings, conferences, telephonic conversation, techniques, advantages and disadvantages of different oral communication. Non-verbal Communication: Symbols, gestures, body language, etc. Visual aid in communication Fundamentals of report writing: Basics of report writing, report writing, report structure, the shorter form, long form. Comprehension and Precis Writing: Passage or paragraph related to business deals, important quotations, bids, etc. Art of Addressing: Meeting and Conference-preparing and presenting seminar papers. Technology of Business Communication: Early development of communication technology, changes resulting from new technology. A look to the future. Use of computer in Business Communication: Advantages and limitations.
Course ContentsEnglish Reading and Composition Course Description: This course has beendesigned to improve students’ reading andwriting skills with a view to enabling them tomeet their academic as well as professionalneeds. Students will be able to do so as they willexplore the assigned English texts. They will alsodevelop their writing skill knowing how toorganize and cohere ideas or sentences.
Text Books Interactions Access: A Reading/Writing Book by Pamela Hartman & James Mentel and handouts. Grammar-Step by Step 3 A Content based Writing Book-Mosaic One by-Blass and Baky Beginner’s English Reader by McGraw Hill/Contemporary Interactions-2 by Tanka and Baker ACTION PLAN for IELTS by Vanessa Jakeman & Clare Mcdowell Speaking and Writing Strategies for the TOEFL iBT by Bruce Stirling English Phonetics and Phonology by Philip Carr English Phonetics and Phonology by Peter Roach
Reference Books & CDs Reference Books and CDs: Complete Guide to the TOEIC Test (Exam Essentials) Book and CDs by Bruce Rogers 600 Essential Words for the TOEIC Test by Lin Lougheed Learner English: Audio Cassette Learner English: Audio CD Phonetics for Learners of English Pronunciation (book and audio CD by Marianne Jordan Longman Pronunciation Dictionary by J.C. Wells Cambridge English Pronunciation Dictionary (17th Edition) with CD- ROM by Daniel Jones, Peter Roach, James Hartman and Jane Setter
Reference BooksThe Communicative Value of Intonation in EnglishTeaching English Pronunciation by Joanne KenworthyEnglish Phonetics and Phonology by Peter RoachA Course in Phonetics by Peter LadefogetGimson’s Pronunciation of EnglishInternational English: A Guide to Varieties of Standard English by Peter Trudgill and Jean Hannah
Course Assessment Class attendance : 10 Quiz : 15 Midterm : 25 Assignment : 10 Final Exam : 40 Total Marks : 100