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JAWAHARLAL NEHRU TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

HYDERABAD

I Year B.Tech. ITT P C

2+1*04

ENGLISH

1. INTRODUCTION :

In view of the growing importance of English as a tool for global communication and the consequent emphasis on training students to acquire communicative competence, the syllabus has been designed to develop linguistic and communicative competence of Engineering students. The prescribed books and the exercises are meant to serve broadly as students’ handbooks.  

In the English classes, the focus should be on the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking and for this the teachers should use the text prescribed for detailed study. For example, the students should be encouraged to read the texts/selected paragraphs silently. The teachers can ask comprehension questions to stimulate discussion and based on the discussions students can be made to write short paragraphs/essays etc.

The text for non-detailed study is for extensive reading/reading for pleasure by the students. Hence, it is suggested that they read it on their own with topics selected for discussion in the class. The time should be utilized for working out the exercises given after  each section , as also for supplementing the exercises with authentic materials of a similar kind for example, from newspaper articles, advertisements, promotional material etc.. However, the stress in this syllabus is on skill development and practice of language skills.

2. OBJECTIVES:

a. To improve the language proficiency of the students in English with emphasis on LSRW skills.

b. To equip the students to study academic subjects with greater facility through the theoretical and practical components of the English syllabus.

c. To develop the study skills and communication skills in formal and informal situations.

3. SYLLABUS :

Listening Skills:

Objectives

1.

To enable students to develop their listening skill  so that they may appreciate its role in the LSRW skills approach to language and improve their pronunciation

2.

To equip students with  necessary training in listening so that can comprehend the speech of people of different backgrounds and regions

Students should be given practice in listening to the sounds of the language to be able to recognise them, to distinguish between them to mark stress and recognise and use the right intonation in sentences.

  • Listening for general content

• Listening to fill up information

• Intensive listening

• Listening for specific information

Speaking Skills :

Objectives

1.

To make students aware of the role of speaking in English and its contribution to their success.

2.

To enable students to express themselves fluently and appropriately in social and professional contexts.

• Oral practice

• Describing objects/situations/people

• Role play – Individual/Group activities (Using exercises from all the nine units of the prescribed text: Learning English : A Communicative Approach.)

• Just A Minute(JAM) Sessions.

Reading Skills:

Objectives

1.

To develop an awareness in the students about the significance of silent reading and comprehension.

2.

To develop the ability of students to guess the meanings of words from  context and grasp the overall message of the text, draw  inferences etc.

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