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JAWAHARLAL NEHRU TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

HYDERABAD

III Year B.Tech. IT I-SemT P C

032

ADVANCED ENGLISH COMMUNICATION SKILLS LAB

1. Introduction

The introduction of the English Language Lab is considered essential at 3rd year level. At this stage the students need to prepare themselves for their careers which may require them to listen to, read, speak and write in English both for their professional and interpersonal communication in the globalised context.

The proposed course should be an integrated theory and lab course to enable students to use ‘good’ English and perform the following:

Gather ideas and information, to organise ideas relevantly and coherently.

Engage in debates.

Participate in group discussions.

Face interviews.

Write project/research reports/technical reports.

Make oral presentations.

Write formal letters.

Transfer information from non-verbal to verbal texts and vice versa.

To take part in social and professional communication.

2. Objectives:

This Lab focuses on using computer-aided multimedia instruction for language development to meet the following targets:

To improve the students’ fluency in English, through a well-developed vocabulary and enable them to listen to English spoken at normal conversational speed by educated English speakers and respond appropriately in different socio-cultural and professional contexts.

Further, they would be required to communicate their ideas relevantly and coherently in writing.

3. Syllabus:

The following course content is prescribed for the Advanced Communication Skills Lab:

Functional English - starting a conversation – responding appropriately and relevantly – using the right body language – role play in different situations.

Vocabulary building – synonyms and antonyms, word roots, one-word substitutes,    prefixes and suffixes, study of word origin, analogy, idioms and phrases.

Group Discussion – dynamics of group discussion , intervention, summarizing,  modulation of voice, body language, relevance, fluency and coherence.

Interview Skills – concept and process, pre-interview planning, opening strategies, answering strategies, interview through tele and video-conferencing.

Resume’ writing – structure and presentation, planning, defining the career objective,  projecting ones strengths and skill-sets, summary, formats and styles, letter-writing.

Reading comprehension – reading for facts, guessing meanings from context, scanning, skimming, inferring meaning, critical reading.

Technical Report writing – Types of formats and styles, subject matter – organization, clarity, coherence and style, planning, data-collection, tools, analysis.

4. Minimum Requirement:

  The English Language Lab shall have two parts:

i)

The Computer aided Language Lab for 60 students with 60 systems, one master console, LAN facility and English language software for self- study by learners.

ii)

The Communication Skills Lab with movable chairs and audio-visual aids with a P.A System, a T. V., a digital stereo –audio & video system and camcorder etc.

System Requirement ( Hardware component):

Computer network with Lan with minimum 60 multimedia systems with the following specifications:

iii)

P – IV Processor

a)

Speed – 2.8 GHZ

b)

RAM – 512 MB Minimum

c)

Hard Disk – 80 GB

iv)

Headphones of High quality

5. Suggested Software:

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