English for Communication (BT-103) - B Tech RGPV AICTE Flexible Curricula Notes

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English for Communication (BT-103)
English for Communication (BT-103) RGPV notes AICTE flexible curricula

Syllabus

UNIT 1:
Identifying Common errors in writing:
Articles, Subject-Verb Agreement, Prepositions, Active and Passive Voice, Reported Speech: Direct and Indirect, Sentence Structure.

UNIT 2:
Vocabulary building and Comprehension: Acquaintance with prefixes and suffixes from foreign languages in English to form derivatives, synonyms, antonyms, Reading comprehension.

UNIT 3:
Communication:
Introduction, Meaning and Significance, Process of Communication, Oral and Written Communication, 7 c’s of Communication, Barriers to Communication and Ways to overcome them, Importance of Communication for Technical students, nonverbal communication.

UNIT 4:
Developing Writing Skills:
Planning, Drafting and Editing, Precise Writing, Précis, Technical definition and Technical description. Report Writing: Features of writing a good Report, Structure of a Formal Report, Report of Trouble, Laboratory Report, Progress Report.

UNIT 5:
Business Correspondence:
Importance of Business Letters, Parts and Layout; Application, Contents of good Resume, guidelines for writing Resume, Calling/ Sending Quotation, Order, Complaint, E-mail and Tender.


NOTES


Books Recommended

1. ‘Technical Communication : Principles and practice’, Meenakshi Raman and Sangeeta Sharma (Oxford) 2. ‘Effective Business Communication’, Krizan and merrier (Cengage learning) 3. ‘Communication Skill, Sanjay Kumar and pushlata, OUP2011 4. “Practical English Usage Michael Swan OUP, 1995. 5. “Exercises in spoken English Parts I-III CIEFL, Hyderabad, Oxford University Press 6. On writing well, William Zinsser, Harper Resource Book 2001. 7. Remedial English Grammar, F.T. Wood,Macmillan2007.


Course Outcomes

The student will acquire basic proficiency in English including reading and listening comprehension, writing and speaking skills.


Communicative Language Laboratory

Course objective: The language laboratory focuses on the practice of English through audio-visual aids and Computer software. It intends to enable the students to speak English correctly with confidence and intends to help them to overcome their inhibitions and self –consciousness while speaking in English. Topics to be covered in the Language laboratory sessions:
1. Listening Comprehension.
2. Pronunciation, Intonation, Rhythm
3. Practising everyday dialogues in English
4. Interviews.
5. Formal Presentation

Final Assessment should be based on assignment, assessment, presentation and interview of each candidate.


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