HS3101 - Technical English for Marine Engineers - I (Syllabus) 2021-regulation Anna University

HS3101 - Technical English for Marine Engineers - I (Syllabus) 2021-regulation Anna University

HS3101

TECHNICAL ENGLISH FOR MARINE ENGINEERS – I

 LTPC

4004

COURSE OBJECTIVES :
• To improve the communicative competence of learners
• To help learners use language effectively in academic / technical contexts
• To build on students’ English language skills by engaging them in listening, speaking and grammar learning activities that are relevant to authentic contexts.
• To develop learners’ ability to read and write complex texts, summaries, articles, blogs, definitions, essays and user manuals.
• To use language effectively to express their opinions in various media.

UNIT I

COMMUNICATING

12

Listening - Short conversation: Introducing to new classmates - Audio / video (formal & informal); Telephone conversation; Listening to voicemail & messages; Listening and filling a form (Joining a course or similar) Speaking - Self Introduction; Introducing a friend; Conversation - politeness strategies; Telephone conversation; Leave a voicemail; Leave a message with another person; asking for information to fill details in a form. Reading - Reading brochures (technical context) ; Reading telephone messages / social media messages relevant to technical context; Reading emails. Writing - Writing emails / messages; Letters of enquiry Grammar - Simple Present Tense & Present Progressive; Question forms: Wh-questions; Question Tags; Indirect questions; Vocabulary - Synonyms; One word substitution; Abbreviations & Acronyms (used in technical context)

UNIT II

NARRATING

12

Listening - Listening to podcast; Listening to anecdotes / stories / Event narration; Watching documentaries & interviews with celebrities. Speaking - Narrating personal experiences / events; Interviewing a celebrity; Reporting / summarising of documentaries / podcasts/ interviews. Reading - Reading biographies, travelogues, newspaper reports, Excerpts from literature, Reading travel & technical blogs. Writing - Guided writing; Paragraph writing (biographical/ autobiographical/ narrative), Short report on an event (field trip etc.) Blogging. Grammar – Simple Past tense & Past Progressive tense; Subject-Verb Agreement; Preposition - Vocabulary - Word forms (prefixes & suffixes); Discourse Markers (Connectives & Sequence words); antonyms&synonyms– phrasal verbs.


UNIT III

DESCRIBING

12

Listening - Listen to a product descriptions; Listen to a process descriptions; Listen to a lecture; Listen/ View an advertisement about a product. Speaking – Picture description; Giving instruction to use the product; Presenting a product; Summarising the lecture. Reading - Reading advertisements; Reading gadget reviews; Reading user manuals. Writing - Writing definitions; Writing instructions; Product /Process description. Grammar - Imperatives; Adjectives; Degrees of comparison; Present & Past Perfect Tenses. Vocabulary - Compound Nouns, Homonyms; Homophones

UNIT IV

CLASSIFYING

12

Listening – Listening to TED Talks; Listening to Scientific lectures; watching educational videos. Speaking – Small Talk; Mini presentations on select topics; Giving recommendations for an issue. Reading – Newspaper articles; Journal reports - Domain specific; Tables / Suitable graphical images. Writing – Note-making / Note-taking (*Study skills to be taught, not tested); Use of graphic organizers; Writing recommendations; Transcoding (chart/graph/table to paragraph). Grammar – Articles; Pronouns - Possessive & Relative clauses. Vocabulary - Collocations; Fixed / Semi fixed expressions

UNIT V

EXPRESSING

12

Listening – Listening to Debates; Listening to /viewing different viewpoints on an issue; Listening to panel discussion. Speaking – Small group discussions; Debates; Expressing opinions through Simulations & Roleplay activities, Reading – Reading editorials; Reading Opinion Blogs; Writing – Essay Writing (Descriptive or narrative). Grammar – Future Tenses, Punctuation; Negation (Statements & Questions); Simple, Compound & Complex Sentences. Vocabulary - Cause & Effect Expressions – Content v Function words

TOTAL : 60 PERIODS

COURSE OUTCOMES: At the end of the course, learners will be able
• To listen and comprehend complex academic texts
• To read and infer the denotative and connotative meanings of technical texts
• To write definitions, descriptions, narrations and essays on various topics
• To speak fluently and accurately in formal and informal communicative contexts
• To express their opinions effectively in both oral and written medium of communication

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. Technical Communication – Principles And Practices By Meenakshi Raman & Sangeeta Sharma, Oxford Univ. Press, 2016, New Delhi.
2. A Course Book On Technical English By Lakshminarayanan, Scitech Publications (India) Pvt. Ltd.
3. English For Technical Communication (With CD) By Aysha Viswamohan, Mcgraw Hill Education, ISBN : 0070264244.
4. Effective Communication Skill, Kulbhusan Kumar, RS Salaria, Khanna Publishing House

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