Course Description

The syllabus has been designed to develop linguistic and communicative competence of the Under-graduate students.

In the classes the focus is on the skills of Reading Writing, Listening and Speaking divided under the four categories of Prose, Poetry, Vocabulary and Grammar For this, the teacher uses the text /selected paragraphs pedagogy.  The teachers also ask comprehension questions to stimulate discussion and based on the discussions the students are made to write short paragraphs /essays, participate in group discussions

Course Outcomes:

The students will be able to:

CO1. Use figures of speech in speaking and writing.

CO2. Know how to punctuate using colon, em-dash, semicolon, hyphen and inverted commas and comprehend the changes in meaning when these are used.

CO3. Use different methods of note making in their studies and during classroom instruction.

CO4. Manage their time in an organized manner and develop strategies to deal with stress.

CO5. Learn how to draft formal and informal letters.

CO6. Learn general etiquette and prepare for an interview.

CO7. Imbibe leadership qualities and learn how to conduct a meeting.

CO8. Understand how to write a short story/ elements of short story.(In reference to ‘A Visit to Charity’ by Eudora Welty)

CO9. Be informed about travel writing, and the conflict between cultures, beliefs,      customs, and superstitions in the essay-“Benares”.

CO10. Learn how to identify: Imagery, symbolism, style, figures of speech in the poem-“Stanzas Written in Dejection near Naples”.

CO11. Know about the power of speech (Rhetoric), oratory skills, delivery of speech and how it works in different contexts such as politics, religion and in some professions.

CO12. They would further read/ view/ perform plays related to the extract from Julius Caesar by Shakespeare to enhance their knowledge.

CO13. Inculcate values that help in the overall development of their personalities

The Instructor is expected to

1. Share the Course Objective and the Unit Objectives with the students

2. Be on time to the classroom

3. Engage the students in enriching learning experience through facilitating, teaching, mentoring and counseling

4. Recapitulating, recalling and revising what is taught

5. Be mindful of the decorum and maintain composure throughout the session.

6. Be approachable to students for clarification of doubts


The Students are expected to (Guidelines on Classroom participation)

1. Come prepared to learn new concepts

2. Be in time to class

3. Respect Faculty and her/his peers

4. Usage of mobile phones only when required for subject purpose

5. No chewing gums in the classroom.

6. Come with the Textbooks the note book and the necessary stationery

7. Perform and submit the assigned tasks

8. Submit assignments on time