Grammar and vocabulary, Extensive reading activity (reading stories / novels), Posting reviews in
blogs - Language Lab - Dialogues (Fill up exercises), Recording students’ dialogues.
Listening - Listening to the conversation - Understanding the structure of conversations; Speaking Conversation skills with a sense of stress, intonation, pronunciation and meaning - Seeking information
– expressing feelings (affection, anger, regret, etc.); Reading - Speed reading – reading passages with
time limit - Skimming; Writing - Minutes of meeting – format and practice in the
preparation of minutes - Writing summary after reading articles from journals - Format for journal
articles – elements of technical articles (abstract, introduction, methodology, results, discussion,
conclusion, appendices, references) - Writing strategies; Grammar - Conditional clauses - Cause and
effect expressions; Vocabulary - Words used as nouns and verbs without any change in the spelling
(e.g. ‘rock’, ‘train’, ‘ring’); E-materials - Interactive exercise on Grammar and vocabulary - Speed
Reading practice exercises; Language Lab - Intonation practice using EFLU and RIE materials
– Attending a meeting and writing minutes.
Listening - Listening to a telephone conversation, Viewing model interviews (face-to-face, telephonic
and video conferencing); Speaking - Role play practice in telephone skills - listening and responding, asking questions, -note taking – passing on messages, Role play and mock interview for grasping
interview skills; Reading - Reading the job advertisements and the profile of the company concerned –
scanning; Writing - Applying for a job – cover letter - résumé preparation – vision, mission and goals
of the candidate; Grammar - Numerical expressions - Connectives (discourse markers); Vocabulary Idioms and their meanings – using idioms in sentences; E-materials - Interactive exercises on Grammar
and Vocabulary - Different forms of résumés- Filling up a résumé / cover letter; Language
Lab - Telephonic interview – recording the responses - e-résumé writing.
Listening - Viewing a model group discussion and reviewing the performance of each participant Identifying the characteristics of a good listener; Speaking - Group discussion skills – initiating the
discussion – exchanging suggestions and proposals – expressing dissent/agreement – assertiveness in
expressing opinions – mind mapping technique; Reading - Note making skills – making notes from
books, or any form of written materials - Intensive reading; Writing – Checklist - Types of reports –
Feasibility / Project report – report format – recommendations / suggestions – interpretation of data
(using charts for effective presentation); Grammar - Use of clauses; Vocabulary – Collocation; Ematerials - Interactive grammar and vocabulary exercises - Sample GD - Pictures for discussion,
Interactive grammar and vocabulary exercises; Language Lab - Different models of group discussion.
TOTAL: 60 PERIODS
1. Department of English, Anna University. Mindscapes: English for Technologists
and Engineers. Orient Blackswan, Chennai. 2012
2. Dhanavel, S.P. English and Communication Skills for Students of Science and Engineering.
Orient Blackswan, Chennai. 2011
Dept of English (S&H)