English - I (HMME1013)



Recommended Book(s)

Practical English Grammar By A. J. Thomson And A. V. Martinet

High Schools English Grammar By P. C. Wren And H. Martin

Exploring The World Of English By Sadat Ali Shah

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. Moreover, the course will ensure enabling the students to be able to: • Use correct English while speaking and writing • Understand and comprehend even complex English language texts • Develop sound vocabulary • Learn how to avoid common errors which are usually made by the learners of English as a second/foreign language • Develop skills to use English in professional life • Learn Presentation Skills by using Microsoft PowerPoint and Prezi

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

Course Learning Objectives (CLOs)


  1. CLO-1: Practice English correctly in speaking and writing. (A2)
  1. CLO-2: Comply with complex English language texts. (A2)
  1. CLO-3: Texhibit sound vocabulary and skills to use English in professional life. (A2)
  1. CLO-4: Avoid common errors usually made by the learners of English as second language. (A2)

Course Contents

Course Contents




 1 & 2

Introduction to Dictionary Use

(a) Pronunciation
(b) Syllables
(c) Etymology
(d) Word Categories

Parts of Speech
(a) Definitions;

(b) Usages;

(c) Common Errors.

3 & 4

Sentence Structure, Essay Writing
(a) Phrase, clause, sentence, types of sentences
(b) Developing Paragraph Outlines

(c) Brainstorming-Clustering method

(d) Parts of an essay

(e) Ways to develop a proper beginning, middle, and ending of an essay

5 & 6

Active and Passive Voice

(a) General rules of changing sentences from active to passive voice

(b) Changing sentences of future, present and past tense into passive voice
(c) Changing interrogative sentences from active to passive voice.


7 & 8

Letter Writing

(a) Introduction to various formats of  writing formal letters
(b) Practicing the most widely used format of letter writing 


Translation Skills

 (a) Translation, Transcription, Transliteration
 (b) Use of idiomatic language in translation

 (c) Common pitfalls in translation


Basic Oral Communication Skills

(a) Listening and Speaking
(b) Expressing ideas and opinions

(c) Discussion on contemporary issues

(d) Sharing personal experiences and accounts

11 & 12

Reading and Comprehension: Skimming and Scanning

(a) Inference and Prediction
(b) Identifying main idea and topic sentence

(c) At least 10 passages to be used as comprehension exercises


Introduction to Phonemic Symbols

(a) Consonant sounds;

(b) Learning ways to use these sounds to get accurate pronunciation from dictionary


Vocabulary Development, Punctuation and Spelling

(a) Word formation, Word stem and word roots

(b) A list of words to be learnt and used in sentences

(c) Practice on the use of punctuation marks and correct spellings

15 & 16

Presentations Skills

(a) Introduction to, and a brief history of, Microsoft PowerPoint
(b) Introduction to Prezi
(c) Presentations on PowerPoint and/or Prezi

Mapping of CLOs to Program Learning Outcomes






PLO:1 (Engineering Knowledge)





PLO:2 (Problem Analysis)





PLO:3 (Design Development of Solutions)





PLO:4 (Investigation)





PLO:5 (Modern Tool Usage)





PLO:6 (Engineer & Society)





PLO:7 (Environment and Sustainability)





PLO:8 (Ethics)





PLO:9 (Individual & Team Work)





PLO:10 (Communication)





PLO:11 (Project Management)





PLO:12 (Life Long Learning)





Mapping of CLOs to Assessment Modules

Assessment Modules \ CLOs





Assignments (10%)





Quizzes (10%)





Class Participation/Presentation (10%)





Midterm Exam (20%)





Final Exam (50%)