IOE Syllabus of Communication English – BME

SH651

Lecture

:

3

Year: III

Tutorial

:

1

Part:II

Practical : 2

Course Introduction

This course is designed for the students of engineering with the objective of developing all four skills of communication applicable in professional field.

Course Objectives:

To make students able to:

a.comprehend reading materials both technical and semi-technical in nature

b.develop grammatical competence

c.write notice, agenda, minutes

d.write proposals

e.write reports

f.write research articles

g.listen and follow instruction, description and conversation in native speakers’ accent

h.do discussion in group, deliver talk and present brief oral reports

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

(5 hours)

2.1.Title/Topic Speculation

2.2.Finding theme

2.3.Sketching character

3. Contextual Grammar

(2 hours)

3.1.Sequence of tense

3.2.Voice

3.3.Subject-Verb agreement

3.4.Conditional Sentences

3.5.

Preposition

Unit II: Introduction to technical writing process and meeting

(4 hours)

1.

Editing, MLA/APA

(2 hours)

1.1. Composing and editing strategies

1.2. MLA and APA comparison

2. Writing notices with agenda and minutes

(2 hours)

2.1.

Introduction

2.2.

Purpose

2.3.

Process

Unit III: Writing Proposal

(6 hours)

1.

Introduction

1.1Parts of the proposal

1.1.1.Title page

1.1.2.Abstract/Summary

1.1.3Statement of Problem

1.1.4.Rationale

1.1.5.Objectives

1.1.6.Procedure/Methodology

1.1.7.Cost estimate or Budget

1.1.8.Time management/Schedule

1.1.9.Summary

1.1.10.Conclusion

1.1.11.Evaluation or follow-up

1.1.12.Works cited

Unit IV: Reports

(18hours)

1.1. Informal Reports

(6 hours)

1.1.1. Memo Report

1.1.1.1.

Introduction

1.1.1.2.

Parts

1.1.2.

Letter Report

1.1.2.1.

Introduction

1.1.2.2.

Parts

(3 hours)

1.2. Project/Field Report

1.2.1.

Introduction

1.2.2.

Parts

1.3. Formal report

(9 hours)

1.3.1.Introduction

1.3.2.Types of Formal Reports

1.3.2.1.Progress Report

1.3.2.2.Feasibility Report

1.3.2.3.Empirical/ Research Report

1.3.2.4.Technical Report

1.3.3.Parts and Components of Formal Report

1.3.3.1.Preliminary section

1.3.3.1.1.Cover page

1.3.3.1.2.Letter of transmittal/Preface

1.3.3.1.3.Title page

1.3.3.1.4.Acknowledgements

1.3.3.1.5.Table of Contents

1.3.3.1.6.List of figures and tables

1.3.3.1.7.Abstract/Executive summary

1.3.3.2.Main Section

1.3.3.2.1.Introduction

1.3.3.2.2.Discussion/Body

1.3.3.2.3.Summary/Conclusion

1.3.3.2.4.Recommendations

1.3.3.3.Documentation

1.3.3.3.1.Notes (Contextual/foot notes)

1.3.3.3.2.Bibliography

1.3.3.3.3.Appendix

Unit V: Writing Research Articles

(2 hours)

1.4.Introduction

1.5.Procedures

Language lab

30 hours

Unit I: Listening

12 hours

Activity

General instruction on effective listening,

2 hours

I

factors influencing listening, and note-taking

to ensure ttention.

(Equipment Required: Laptop, multimedia,

laser pointer, overhead projector, power point,

DVD, video set, screen)

Activity

Listening to recorded authentic instruction

2 hours

II

followed by exercises.

(Equipment Required: Cassette player or

laptop)

Activity

Listening to recorded authentic description

4 hours

I

followed by exercises.

I

(Equipment Required: Cassette player or

I

laptop)

Activity

Listening to recorded authentic conversation

4 hours

IV

followed by exercises

(Equipment

Required:

Cassette

player or

laptop)

Unit II: Speaking

18 hours

Activity

General instruction on effective speaking

2 hours

I

ensuring 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

Making students express their individual

2 hours

II

views on the assigned topics

(Equipment

Required:

Microphone,

movie

camera)

Activity

Getting students to participate in group

4 hours

III

discussion on the assigned topics

Activity

Making

students

deliver

talk

either

8 hours

IV

individually or in group on the assigned topics

(Equipment

Required:

Overhead

projector,

microphone, power point, laser pointer

multimedia,

video camera, screen)

Activity

Getting students to present their brief oral

2 hours

V

reports individually on the topics of their

choice.

(Equipment

Required:

Overhead

projector,

microphone, power point, laser pointer

multimedia, video camera, screen)

Evaluation Scheme

Units

Testing Items

No.

of

Type of Questions

Marks Distribution

Total

Remarks

Questions

Marks

I

Reading

3

For

grammar

=

2 Short questions

5+5

30

For short questions 2 to be done out of 3 from the seen passages, for interpretation

objective

and

for

Interpretation of text

5

an unseen paragraph of about 75 words to be given, for note + summary an unseen

the rest = short

Note + Summary

5+5

text of about 200to 250 to be given, for grammar 5 questions of fill up the gaps or

Grammar

5

transformation type to be given

II

Introduction

to

3

MLA/APA

=

MLA/APA =

4

14

For APA/MLA 4 questions to be given to transform one from another or 4

technical writing

objective,

Editing

Editing =

5

questions asking to show citation according to APA/MLA technique, For meeting

process

and

and

Meeting

=

Meeting =

5

minute alone or notice with agendas to be given

meeting

short

III

Proposal

1

Long

10

10

A question asking to write a very brief proposal on any technical topic to be given

Writing

IV

Report writing

2

Informal

report

=

Informal report =

6

16

A question asking to write very brief informal report on technical topic to be

short,

Formal

Formal report =

10

given, for formal report a question asking to write in detail on any three elements

report = long

of a formal report on technical topic to be given

V

Research article

1

Long

10

10

A question asking to write a brief research article on technical topic to be given

Evaluation Scheme for Lab

Units

Testing items

No. of

Type of questions

Marks Distribution

Remarks

Questions

I

Listening

2

objective

5+5

listening tape to be played on any two out of instruction, description and

instruction

conversation followed by 10multiple choice type or fill in the gaps type questions

description

conversation

II

Speaking

2

subjective

Round table discussion 5,

Different topics to be assigned in groups consisting of 8 members for group

talk or brief oral report

discussion and to be judged individually, individual presentation to be judged

group/round table

=10

through either by talk on assigned topics or by brief oral reports based on their

discussion

previous project, study and field visit.

presenting brief oral

report

delivering talk

Prescribed books

1.Adhikari, Usha, Yadav, Rajkumar, Yadav, Bijaya, ; ” A Course book of Communicative English”, Trinity Publication, 2012.

2.Adhikari, Usha, Yadav, Rajkumar, Shrestha, Rup Narayan ; “Technical Communication in English”, Trinity Publication, 2012.

(Note: 50 marks excluding reading to be covered on the basis of first book and reading part (i.e. 30 marks) to be covered on the basis of second book)

3.Khanal, Ramnath, “Need-based Language Teaching (Analysis in Relation to Teaching of English for Profession Oriented Learners)”, Kathmandu: D, Khanal.

4.

Konar, Nira, “Communication Skills for Professional”, PHI Learning

Private

Limited, New Delhi.

5.

Kumar, Ranjit, “Research Methodology”, Pearson Education.

6.

Laxminarayan, K.R, “English for Technical Communication”,

Chennai;

Scitech publications (India) Pvt. Ltd.

7.Mishra, Sunita et. al. , “Communication Skills for Engineers”, Pearson Education First Indian print.

8.Prasad, P. et. al , “The functional Aspects of Communication Skills”, S.K. Kataria & sons.

9. Rutherfoord,

Andrea

J.

Ph.D,

“Basic

Communication

Skills

for

Technology”, Pearson Education Asia.

10.Rizvi, M. Ashraf), “Effective Technical Communication”, Tata Mc Graw Hill.

11.Reinking A James et. al, “Strategies for Successful Writing: A rhetoric, research guide, reader and handbook”, Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.

12.Sharma R.C. et al., “Business Correspondence and Report Writing: A Practical

Approach to Business and Technical communication”, Tata Mc Graw Hill.

13.

Sharma, Sangeeta et. al, “Communication skills for Engineers and

Scientists”, PHI

Learning Private Limited, New

Delhi.

14.

Taylor, Shirley et. al., “Model Business letters, E-mails & other

Business

documents”, Pearson Education.

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