English - I (Functional English) (HM1013)

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Recommended Book(s)

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

Reference Book(s)

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

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

Diana Hacker.  A Writer’s Reference

Sadat Ali Shah. Exploring The World Of English

A. J. Thomson and A. V. Martinet. Practical English Grammar  

Course Objectives

The importance of English language cannot be denied. It enriches our thought and culture and provides us with the most important international vehicle of expression. It has opened for us several doors of knowledge for it is the lingua franca of the world and also the language of science, technology, commerce and diplomacy. The main objective of this course is to enhance English language skills of the students and develop their critical thinking.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

  1. CLO:1. Practice correct English in speaking and writing. (Level: A1)

  2. CLO:2. Comply even complex English language texts. (Level: A1)

  3. CLO:3. Exhibit sound vocabulary and skills to use English in professional life. (Level: A2)

  4. CLO:4. Avoid common errors usually made by the learners of English as second language. (Level: A2)

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

CLOs/PLOs

CLO:1

CLO:2

CLO:3

CLO:4

PLO:1 (Engineering Knowledge)

 

 

 

 

PLO:2 (Problem Analysis)

 

 

 

 

PLO:3 (Design and 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 (Life Long Learning)