DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

 

CERTIFICATE COURSE IN COMMUNICATIVE ENGLISH
Introduction

Communication serves four major functions within a group or organization: Control, motivation, emotional expression, and information. Communication acts to control member behavior in several ways. Organizations have authority hierarchies and formal guidelines that employees are required to follow. When employees, for instance, are required to first communicate any job related grievance to their immediate boss, to follow their job description, or to comply with company policies, communication is performing a control function. But informal communication also controls behavior. When work groups tease or harass a member who produces too much and makes the rest of the group look bad, they are informally communicating with, and controlling, the member's behavior. Communication fosters motivation by clarifying to employees what is to be done, how well they are doing, and what can be done to improve performance if it's subpar.


Objectives Of Course

Students will be able to compare and contrast, in writing and through discussion, the literary elements and essential concepts of the works they are presently reading with those they have previously read or viewed.

Students will be able to explore, discuss, write about different theme in distinct disciplines Students will be able to engage in the following areas:

Students will be able to engage critically and constructively in oral exchanges of ideas (i.e. class discussions, peer group assignments, panel discussions).

Students will be able to support a position in discussion or in formal debate.

To help the vernacular medium students to know the basic structure and components of sentences in English

To make the students to know simplest grammatically correct sentence.

To enable students to analyze media stereotypes in class discussions and in written reports.

To enable students to discuss and write about the effects of media devices and techniques in communication.

Students will be able to compose a story in various media

Students will be able to produce a documentary.

Students will be able to write a report analyzing and evaluating advertising in newspapers, magazines, radio, and/or television



Duration of the course

The course is of eight months duration and studied along with their degree program.


INTAKE: 45 seats

Existing Eligibility Criteria

Students must have passed PUC or its Equivalent qualification board and must have scored at least 55% marks.


Teaching Faculty

Qualified teaching staff with good communication skill and command over English, proficient lecturers will handle course. The whole concept of teaching is up to date as combination of research experience and teaching skills will be implemented.


Facilities to the Student

The students who get admission for certificate course will get library and laboratory facilities during the study period. At the end of the course students will be given a certificate.

Course Syllabus

Unit 1  : July 20 Hours

PRACTICAL:
Games, Puzzles, Brain Teasers, Group discussions, Case Studies

Problem Solving and Decision Making:
Meaning and Introduction - Guidelines in Problem Solving Potential causes of the problem - Identify alternatives for approaches to solve problems - Selecting an approach - Plan of Implementation - monitoring Implementation - further action - Tips to make effective decisions

 

Unit 2  : August 20 Hours

Self Introduction - Introduction of their companions - Vocabulary building - Making the list of Vocabulary - Seasons - Food - Sports - Science - Entertainment - Festivals - Dress - Fruits - Vegetables - Kitchen

 

Unit 3  : September 20 Hours

PRACTICAL -Games, Puzzles, Brain Teasers, Group discussions
Analytical Skills and Creative thinking - Meaning- definition - Mental blocks of creative thinking - What is creativity - Characteristics of creative person - steps to become a creative person

 

Unit 4  : October 20 Hours

Positive and Negative Sentences
Kinds of Basic Sentences: Affirmative - Imperative - Interrogative - Exclamation. Phonetics: Transcription
Demo through exercises and activities.

 

Unit 5  : December 20 Hours

Using Language to Communicate - About attitudes, emotions and actions Suggesting - requesting - Encouraging - Persuading - Complaining - Warning - Threatening - Agreeing - Disagreeing - Comparing - Saying pleased or displeased - Angry or Disappointed - Wishes - Expressing surprises - Giving reasons - Getting things done -Talking about what might happen.

 

Unit 6  : January 20 Hours

Personality Development
Introduction - Factors affecting Personality Development - Tips for developing a pleasing personality - Aims towards Excellence - Improvement of Memory - Creative Power Use- Winning over other people - Importance of grooming and first impression - Body language.

 

Unit 7  : February 20 Hours

Introduction to Nouns, Pronouns and Verbs - Definitions and terminology, three forms of Verbs - Sentence Formation: Construction of Simple Sentences Phonetics: Introduction to speech sounds Telephonic Conversation

 

Unit 8  : March 20 Hours

PRACTICAL - Games, Puzzles, Brain Teasers, Group discussions, Case Studies
Problem Solving and Decision Making
Meaning and Introduction - Guidelines in Problem Solving Potential causes of the problem - Identify alternatives for approaches to solve problems - Selecting an approach - Plan of Implementation - monitoring Implementation - further action - Tips to make effective decisions - Soft skills

 

References

Personality Development and Soft Skills by Barun K. Mitra

Communication Skills and Soft Skills by E. Suresh Kumar

English Language And Linguistics - H. S. Sinha

A Text of English Phonetics for Indian Students - P Balasubbramanian

Principal