Developing Fluency & Clarity in English
is designed to improve a number of skills, which is inclusive of speaking, reading, listening and writing skills. It uses an integrative approach when writing, oral and speaking components are used together to enhance the students‘ ability to communicate and write effectively in English. (To enhance the student‘s English.)
To enable students to develop:
Fluency in the English language
Higher order grammatical skills
Basic critical reading skills
Precision and clarity in writing
Basics of writing different kinds of essays
At the completion of this course, the students would be able to:
Display a comprehensive understanding of the English language in classroom debates and discussions.
Devise business presentations, product pitches, business emails etc.
Locate the intricacies of successful communication.
Construct complex arguments in various writing assignments.
Introduction: Essays for Student Evaluation.
Parts of Speech, Adjectives, Comparisons, and Modifiers, Count/Non- count
Nouns & Articles, Gerunds and Infinitives
Present Time, Past Time, Future Time, Phrases & Clauses, Simple, Complex, and
Compound of Sentences, Writing clear and concise sentences
Brainstorming, Connecting Ideas, Writing Thesis Statement, Writing Topic
Sentences, Writing an Outline, Writing Paragraphs
Types of Essays: Descriptive, Argumentative, Narrative, Writing an Essay
Speaking - Group Discussion
Text Books and Reference Books:
1. A Student’s Grammar of the English Language by Sidney Greenbaum and Randolph Quirk (Pearson, 2008) 2. English Grammar in Use: Intermediate workbook by Raymond Murphy (Cambridge UP, 2009) Essential Reading / Recommended Reading 1. How to write effective business English : excel at e-mail, social media and all your professional communications. Fiona Talbot. Second edition. - xiii,150p. - Better Business English 2. Mastering Public Speaking: How to Prepare and deliver a successful speech or presentation. Anne Nicholls - Hong kong: Grolier International Inc, 1997. – 166 p.; - Grolier Business Library.
Premanand M E & Prasanth V G et al. Nuts and Bolts of English.
Dept. of English, 2017. ISBN 978-81-920171-3-6