Communication Skills (HMCE2123)

Pre-requisite(s)

Function English (HMV -1113)

Recommended Book(s)

Maximize Your Presentation Skills: How To Speak, Look And Act On Your Way To The Top, K. Ellen 2002

Reference Book(s)

Handbook Of Communication Skills, O. Hargie, New Edition

Effective Presentation Skills, A Practical Guide Better Speaking, Mandel, S.2000 Edition

 

Course Objectives

1. Write grammatically correct and structurally coherent English. 2. Summarize lengthy texts in their own words. 3. Know the format of memo writing and develop memorandum on their own. 4. Translate texts into idiomatically correct language without sacrificing the originality of the source text. 5. Develop paragraphs and essays beyond what they might have memorized in the past. 6. Understand complex texts without being hindered by seemingly incomprehensible words and expressions. 7. Understand the various parts of a report and write short reports on their own. 8. Learn how to avoid common errors usually made by the learners of English as second language. 9. Improve listening and speaking skills.

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

Précis  Writing

  • General rules of summary writing

  • Use of language in summary writing

  • Things never to be missed in summary writing

  • Practice in summary writing

 Paragraph and Essay Writing

  • Parts of an essay

  • Ways to develop a proper beginning, middle, and ending of an essay

  •  Kinds of an essay

CV and Job Application

  • Kinds of CVs

  • Ways to develop an effective CV

  • Covering letter

 Reading and Comprehension

  • Ways to cope with and understand complex texts

  • Practice in understanding complex texts

  • Skimming and scanning, speed reading, intensive and extensive reading

Listening and Speaking Skills

  • Audio-visual material will be used to test and then improve the listening skills of students

  • Students to hold discussions in english language on a  variety of topics

  • Interview Skills

Memo Writing and Minutes of the Meeting

  • Difference between letter and memo

  • Format of memo

  • How to write the minutes of the meeting

 Translation of texts, Punctuation marks, vocabulary development

  • The importance of the correct use of punctuation marks

  • Practice on the use of punctuation marks

  • Development of vocabulary through extensive reading

  • Things to remember in translation

  • Rules of transliteration

 Presentations Skills

  • PowerPoint

  • Final presentations

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%)