DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
CERTIFICATE COURSE IN FUNCTIONAL ENGLISH
The Functional skills standards provide a single ladder of achievement from unknowing to knowing level that is available to all learners from Key Stage 3 upwards, whatever learning pathway they are taking. The standards support learners in building, developing and consolidating skills that can be applied and transferred to a range of contexts, both within and beyond the English classroom. The focus is on securing skills that can be used in learning, work and everyday life.
The curriculum opportunities section of the programmes of study specifies that speak, listen and write for contexts beyond the classroom. This requirement ensures that pupils select, use and apply their functional skills in a range of purposeful situations. The programmes of study also stress the need to provide compelling learning experiences for pupils so that they engage more profoundly with what they are learning and internalize the skills they are developing.
To enable students to identify and explain the function of essential short story elements in the writer's craft Students will be able to participate in discussions and draft writing which demonstrates an understanding of diverse cultural perspectives.
Duration of the course
Eight months - The course is of eight months duration and studied along with their degree program.
Theory:1 Papers (70+30=100) 100 Marks
Practical:2 (35+15=50) = 100
Theory Paper:Importance of Functional English
Existing Eligibility Criteria
Students must have passed PUC or its Equivalent qualification Board and must have scored at least 55% marks.
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.
Self Introduction - Introduction of their companions - Vocabulary building-- Making the list of Vocabulary - Seasons - Food - Sports - Science - Entertainment - Festivals - Dress - Fruits - Vegetables - Kitchen
PRACTICAL -Games, Puzzles, Brain Teasers, Group discussions
Meaning - Introduction - Uses - Purpose - Individual Brain Storming - Group Brain Storming - Process of Brain Storming Identify need for Brain Storming - Forming Groups - Brain Storming sessions - Idea generating - Develop groups & Priorities ideals - rules of Brain storming - How to trigger off brain storming
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
Introduction to Nouns, Pronouns and Verbs - Definitions and terminology, three forms of Verbs - Sentence Formation: Construction of Simple Sentences Phonetics: Introduction to speech sounds
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
Positive and Negative Sentences
Kinds of Basic Sentences: Affirmative - Imperative - Interrogative - Exclamation. Phonetics: Transcription
Demo through exercises and activities
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.
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 Entrepreneurial Skills