IOE SYLLABUS – Communication English

COMMUNICATION ENGLISH

Lecture

:

3

Year

: III

Tutorial

:

1

Part

: II

Practical

: 2

Course Objectives

To make the students capable of producing professional writings such as research articles, technical proposals, reports and project work.

To familiarize the students with the native speakers’ pronunciation with the use of audio‐visual aids.

Unit I: Reading

(15 hours)

1. Intensive Reading

8 hours

1.1.Comprehension

1.2.Note‐taking

1.3.Summary writing

1.4.Contextual questions based on facts and imagination

1.5.Interpreting text

2. Extensive Reading

hours

2.1.Title/Topic Speculation

2.2.Finding theme

2.3.Sketching character

3. Contextual Grammar

hours

3.1.Sequence of tense

3.2.Voice

3.3.Subject‐Verb agreement

3.4.Conditional Sentences

3.5.Preposition

Unit II: Writing

(30 hours)

1.

Introduction to technical writing process

hours

1.1. Composing and editing strategies

1.2. MLA and APA comparison

2.

Writing notices with agenda and minutes

hours

2.1. Introduction

2.2.Purpose

2.3.Process

3. Writing Proposal

hours

3.1.Introduction

3.2.Parts of the proposal

3.2.1.Title page

3.2.2.Abstract/Summary

3.2.3.Statement of Problem

3.2.4.Rationale

3.2.5.Objectives

3.2.6.Procedure/Methodology

3.2.7.Cost estimate or Budget

3.2.8.Time management/Schedule

3.2.9.Summary

3.2.10.Conclusion

3.2.11.Evaluation or follow‐up

3.2.12.Works cited

4.Reports

4.1. Informal Reports

6 hours

4.1.1.Memo Report

4.1.1.1.Introduction

4.1.1.2.Parts

4.1.2.Letter Report

4.1.2.1.Introduction

4.1.2.2.Parts

4.2. Project/Field Report

3 hours

4.2.1.Introduction

4.2.2.Parts

4.3. Formal report

9 hours

4.3.1.Introduction

4.3.2.Types of Formal Reports

4.3.2.1.Progress Report

4.3.2.2.Feasibility Report

4.3.2.3.Empirical/ Research Report

4.3.2.4.Technical Report

4.3.3. Parts and Components of Formal Report

4.3.3.1. Preliminary section

4.3.3.1.1.

Cover page

4.3.3.1.2.

Letter of transmittal/Preface

4.3.3.1.3.

Title page

4.3.3.1.4.

Acknowledgements

4.3.3.1.5.

Table of Contents

4.3.3.1.6.

List of figures and tables

4.3.3.1.7.

Abstract/Executive summary

4.3.3.2. Main Section

4.3.3.2.1.

Introduction

4.3.3.2.2.

Discussion/Body

4.3.3.2.3.

Summary/Conclusion

4.3.3.2.4.

Recommendations

4.3.3.3. 4.3.3.3 Documentation

4.3.3.3.1.

Notes (Contextual/foot notes)

4.3.3.3.2.

Bibliography

4.3.3.3.3.

Appendix

5. Writing Research Articles

2 hours

5.1. Introduction

5.2. Procedures

References

1.Adhikari, Usha : Yadv, Rajkumar : Shrestha, Rup Narayan ; (2000) Communicative Skills in english,Research Training Unit, IOE, Pulchowk Campus

2.Khanal, Ramnath, (2008) Need‐based Language Teaching (Analysis in Relation to Teaching of English for Profession Oriented Learners) Kathmandu : D, Khanal.

3.Konar, Nira (2010), Communication Skills for Professional PHI Learning Private Limited, New Delhi.

4.Kumar, Ranjit (2006), Research Methodology, Pearson Education.

5.Laxminarayan, K.R (2001), English for Technical Communication. Chennai; Scitech publications (India) Pvt. Ltd.

6.Mishra, Sunita et. al. (2004), Communication Skills for Engineers, Pearson Education First Indian print.

7.Prasad, P. et. al (2007), The functional Aspects of Communication Skills S.K. Kataria & sons.

8.Rutherfoord, Andrea J. Ph.D (2001), Basic Communication Skills for Technology, Pearson Education Asia.

9.Rizvi, M. Ashraf (2008), Effective Technical Communication. Tata Mc Graw Hill.

10.Reinking A James et. al (1999), Strategies for Successful Writing: A rhetoric, research guide, reader and handbook, Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.

11.Sharma R.C. et al. (2009), Business Correspondence and Report Writing: A

Practical Approach to Business and Technical communication. Tata Mc Graw Hill.

12. Sharma, Sangeeta et. al (2010) Communication skills for Engineers and

Scientists, PHI Learning Private Limited, New

Delhi.

13. Taylor, Shirley et. al. (2009), Model Business letters, E‐mails & other

Business documents, Pearson Education.

Language lab

30 hours

Listening

12 hours

Activity I

General

instruction on effective listening, factors

2 hours

influencing listening, and note‐taking to ensure

ttention.

(Equipment Required: Laptop, multimedia, laser

pointer, overhead projector, power point, DVD,

video set, screen)

Activity II :

Listening to recorded authentic instruction followed

2 hours

by exercises.

(Equipment Required: Cassette player or laptop)

Activity III

Listening to recorded authentic description

4 hours

followed by exercises.

(Equipment Required: Cassette player or laptop)

Activity IV

Listening to recorded authentic conversation

4 hours

followed by exercises

(Equipment Required: Cassette player or laptop)

Speaking

18 hours

Activity I

General instruction on effective speaking ensuring

2 hours

audience’s attention, comprehension and efficient

use of Audio‐visual aids.

(Equipment Required: Laptop, multimedia, laser

pointer,

DVD, video, overhead

projector, power

point, screen)

Activity II

Making students express their individual views on

2 hours

the assigned topics

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