TECHNICAL ENGLISH II SYLLABUS

UNIT I 9+3
Listening – Listening to informal conversations and participating; Speaking – Opening a conversation (greetings, comments on topics like weather) – Turn taking – Closing a conversation (excuses, general wish, positive comment, thanks); Reading – Developing analytical skills, Deductive and inductive reasoning – Extensive reading; Writing – Effective use of SMS for sending short notes and messages – Using ‘emoticons’ as symbols in email messages; Grammar – Regular and irregular verbs – Active and passive voice; Vocabulary – Homonyms (e.g. ‘can’) – Homophones (e.g. ‘some’, ‘sum’); E-materials – Interactive exercise on Grammar and vocabulary – blogging; Language Lab – Listening to different types of conversation and answering questions.technical english II syllabus

UNIT II 9+3
Listening – Listening to situation based dialogues; Speaking – Conversation practice in real life situations, asking for directions (using polite expressions), giving directions (using imperative sentences), Purchasing goods from a shop, Discussing various aspects of a film (they have already seen) or a book (they have already read); Reading – Reading a short story or an article from newspaper, Critical reading, Comprehension skills; Writing – Writing a review / summary of a story / article, Personal letter (Inviting your friend to a function, congratulating someone for his / her success, thanking one’s friends / relatives); Grammar – modal verbs, Purpose expressions; Vocabulary – Phrasal verbs and their meanings, Using phrasal verbs in sentences; E-materials – Interactive exercises on Grammar and vocabulary, Extensive reading activity (reading stories / novels), Posting reviews in blogs – Language Lab – Dialogues (Fill up exercises), Recording students’ dialogues.Technical Englisg II Syllabus

UNIT III 9+3
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.technical english II syllabus.

UNIT IV 9+3
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; LanguageLab – Telephonic interview – recording the responses – e-résumé writing.technical english II syllabus

UNIT V 9+3
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.technical english II syllabus

TECHNICAL ENGLISH II SYLLABUS

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