Function English (HMV 1113)

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Recommended Book(s)

High School English Grammar & Composition, P.C.Wren & H.Martin

Reference Book(s)

New Expressway For English 1, Colin W. Davis &Andrew J. Watts, New Edition

Effective Business Communications, Hert A. Murphy & Herbert, William Hildebrandt

                                                

Course Objectives

1. To enhance English language skills of the students. 2. To develop the critical thinking of the students.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

CLO:1              Use correct English in speaking and writing.

CLO:2              Understand and comprehend even complex English language texts.

CLO:3              Gain sound vocabulary.

CLO:4              Have skill to avoid common errors usually made by the learners of English.

CLO:5              Have skills to use English in professional life.  

Course Contents

Parts of Speech

  • Definition

  • Usage

  • Common Errors

Punctuation

  • Rules and practice on the use of punctuation marks

  • Exercises

Phrases and Clauses

  • Details

  • Types

Sentence Structure, Kinds of Sentences

  • 7c’s

  • Kinds of sentences

Active & Passive Voice

  • General rules of changing sentences from active to passive voice

  • Changing sentences of future, present and past tense into passive voice

  • Changing sentences from passive to active voice

Direct & Indirect Narration

  • General rules of narration

  • Changing sentences from direct to indirect speech when reporting verb is either in present or future tense

  • Changing sentences from direct to indirect speech when reporting verb is in past tense

Vocabulary Development and Spelling

  • A list of words to be learnt and used in sentences

  • Rules and practice on the use of correct spellings

Tenses in English Grammar

  • Types of tenses

  • Rules

  • Exercises

Paragraph Writing

Three Basic Letter Formats

  • Various formats used for writing letters in formal capacity

  • Block format

  • Modified block format

  • Simplified format

Listening Skills (Documentaries)

  • Audiovisual material will be used to test and then improve the listening skills of students

Reading & Comprehension

  • Ways to comprehend complex texts

  • At least 10 passages to be used as comprehension exercises

Spoken English Skills (Activities)

  • Students to hold discussions in english language

Phonetic Transcription

  • Consonant sounds

  • Learning ways to use these sounds to get accurate pronunciation from dictionary

Presentation Skills

Mapping of CLOs to Program Learning Outcomes

                     CLO’s

CLO-1

(Use Correct English)

CLO-2

 (Understand Complex English)

CLO-3

 (Sound Vocabulary)

CLO-4

(Avoid Common Error)

CLO-5

(Application)

PLO’s

PLO-1

(Engineering Knowledge)

 

 

 

 

 

PLO-2

(Problem Analysis)

 

 

 

 

 

PLO-3

(Design/Development of Solutions)

 

 

 

 

 

PLO-4

(Investigation)

 

 

 

 

 

PLO-5

(Modern Tool Usage)

 

 

 

 

 

PLO-6

(The Engineer and Society)

 

 

 

 

 

PLO-7

(Environment and Sustainability)

 

 

 

 

 

PLO-8

(Ethics)

 

 

 

 

 

PLO-9

(Individual and Team work)

 

 

 

 

 

PLO-10

(Communication)

PLO-11

(Project Management)

 

 

 

 

 

PLO-12

(Lifelong Learning)

 

 

 

 

 

Mapping of CLOs to Assessment Modules

CLOs

CLO:1

CLO:2

CLO:3

CLO:4

CLO:5

Assessment Modules

Assignments (20-25%)

 

 

Quizzes (15-20%)

 

Midterm Exam (20%)

 

 

Final Exam (40-45%)