|Course Type||Course Code||No. Of Credits|
Semester and Year Offered: Sem 1|Year One
Course Coordinator and Team: Monishita Hajra Pande and CELE team
Email of course coordinator: monishita[at]aud[dot]ac[dot]in, ipshita[at]aud[dot]ac[dot]in, nupur[at]aud[dot]ac[dot]in, krishnakdixit[at]aud[dot]ac[dot]in
Aim: This course is designed to enhance the four language skills viz. listening, speaking, reading and writing (LSRW) of learners to strengthen their overall proficiency in English. The main objective of this course is to provide a rich linguistic environment in class which will allow students to adequately practice a range of language functions simulating real life situations. This in turn is expected to help learners to function confidently in social spheres, both in familiar and unfamiliar environments. During the course learners will practice language items through interesting tasks, worksheets and activities around various language functions.
Demonstrate oral skills to take part in simple everyday conversations in informal contexts
Brief description of modules/ Main modules:
The course is transacted by focusing on the following language functions:
Students will also read texts of different types (notices, advertisements, simple descriptions, news reports and short passages) to get relevant information by skimming and scanning. They will also be exposed to the importance of Pre-reading and Post-reading strategies. They will also be able to infer ideas and meanings from the context; write short messages, notes, paragraphs and emails.
Various language functions (as mentioned above) are practiced through different themes. Among other themes, the following may be explored for language practice:
The above themes will serve as modules for the course. A range of tasks and activities will be incorporated to develop language skills.
Assessment Details with weights:
Period in which the assessment will take place
In-Class test/Quiz/Listening test
Throughout the semester
Simulation/Role play/Group discussion
Third week of September
As per AUD calendar
(Students work with *language buddies throughout the semester)
Throughout the semester
End Oct/early Nov
As per AUD academic calendar
All assessment exercises and schedule are subject to change; students will be shared the updated schedule and will be informed of any changes in time.
Material for this course will be drawn from a range of language teaching resources (such as New Interchange, Language in Use, Speak Well, More grammar games, Real reading, Active Grammar etc.) which will be given at the beginning of the course. Additional worksheets will be given in class to practice various language skills (LSRW) through tasks and activities covering the above language functions. Interactive language activities such as simulation tasks, pair work, group discussions, language games, poster presentations etc. will be an integral part of this course.