HS3201 - TECHNICAL ENGLISH FOR MARINE ENGINEERS - II (Syllabus) 2021-regulation Anna University

HS3201 - TECHNICAL ENGLISH FOR MARINE ENGINEERS - II (Syllabus) 2021-regulation Anna University

HS3201

TECHNICAL ENGLISH FOR MARINE ENGINEERS - II

 LPTC

4004

COURSE OBJECTIVES :
• To engage learners in meaningful language activities to improve their LSRW skills
• To enhance learners’ awareness of the general rules of writing for specific audiences
• To help learners understand the purpose, audience, contexts of different types of writing
• To develop analytical thinking skills for problem solving in communicative contexts
• To demonstrate an understanding of job applications and interviews for internship and placement opportunities.

UNIT I

COMPARING & CONTRASTING

12

Listening – Evaluative Listening: Advertisements, Product Descriptions, -Audio / video; Listening and filling a Graphic Organiser (Choosing a product or service by comparison) Speaking – Marketing a product, Persuasive Speech Techniques. Reading - Reading advertisements, user manuals, brochures; Writing – Professional emails, Email etiquette - Compare and Contrast Essay; Grammar – Mixed Tenses, Prepositional phrases, Vocabulary – Etymology (Root words), Vocabulary in Context, comparative adjectives

UNIT II

CAUSE & EFFECT

12

Listening - Listening to longer technical talks, Completing information – gap- filling exercises based on them. Listening to technical information from podcasts – Listening to process description – Listening to event description to identify cause & effects - Speaking – Describing and discussing the reasons of accidents or disasters based on news reports. Reading - Reading longer technical texts on accidents/disasters, Man-made and natural disasters Writing – Cause and Effect Essays, Letters / emails of complaint, Writing responses to complaints. Grammar - Active, Passive Voice, Impersonal passives, Infinitive and Gerunds Vocabulary – Word Formation (Noun-Verb-Adj-Adv), Adverbs


UNIT III

PROBLEM SOLVING

12

Listening – Listening / Watching movie scenes/ documentaries depicting technical problem and suggesting solutions. Speaking – Case-based group discussion, Group Discussion (virtual and face to face) - Techniques and Strategies, Ethical dilemmas Reading - Case Studies of the domain, excerpts from literary text, Critical Reading of news reports. Writing – Letter to the Editor, Writing Checklists, Problem solution essay / Argumentative Essay Grammar - Error identification & correction, If conditional clauses Vocabulary - Compound Words, Sentence Completion

UNIT IV

REPORTING

12

Listening – Listening to news reports – Watching documentaries – Summarising Speaking – Interviewing, Presenting an oral report, Mini presentations on select topics; Reading – Newspaper articles; Domain specific Journal reports with infographics(Tables/graphs/charts). Writing – Recommendations, Transcoding, Accident Report, Survey Report Grammar – Reported Speech, Modals Vocabulary – Conjunctions, Phrasal verbs

UNIT V

PRESENTING

12

Listening – Listening to TED Talks, Presentations, Formal job interview, (analysis of the interview performance); Speaking – Participating in a Role play, (interview/telephone interview), virtual interviews, Making presentations with visual aids; Reading – Company profiles, Statement of Purpose, (SOP), an excerpt of interview with professionals; Writing – Job / Internship application – Cover letter & Resume; Grammar – Numerical adjectives, Relative Clauses Vocabulary – Idioms

TOTAL : 60 PERIODS

COURSE OUTCOMES: At the end of the course, learners will be able
• To compare and contrast products and ideas in the technical texts
• To identify causes and effects in events, industrial processes specific to the subject.
• To analyse problems in order to arrive at feasible solutions and communicate them orally and in the written format.
• To report events and processes of a technical and industrial nature.
• To present their opinions in a planned and logical manner, and draft effective resumes in the context of job search

TEXT BOOKS:
1. English for Engineers & Technologists (2020 edition) Orient Blackswan Private Ltd. Department of English, Anna University
2. Learning to Communicate by Dr. V. Chellammal. Allied Publishers, New Delhi, 2003

REFERENCES:
1. Raman. Meenakshi, Sharma. Sangeeta (2019). Professional English. Oxford university press. New Delhi.
2. Improve Your Writing ed. V.N. Arora and Laxmi Chandra, Oxford Univ. Press, 2001, New Delhi.
3. Effective Communication Skill, Kulbhusan Kumar, RS Salaria, Khanna Publishing House.
4. Business Correspondence and Report Writing by Prof. R.C. Sharma & Krishna Mohan, Tata McGraw Hill & Co. Ltd., 2001, New Delhi.
5. Developing Communication Skills by Krishna Mohan, Meera Bannerji- Macmillan India Ltd. 1990, Delhi.

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