English Syllabus - BCSIT (PU)

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Course Description

This course comprises all aspects of the English language including speaking, pronunciation, listening, reading, and writing. The focus is on improving the students’ capacity to communicate clearly and effectively. The syllabus for the lessons on the English language is based on the course books, while the faculty will also use other teaching tools and materials, including suggestions and input received from the students so the content of the class can be more interactive, useful, and interesting.

Students are expected to participate as much as possible, which means they will work individually, in pairs, in groups, and with the whole class. The faculty will provide feedback on their spoken and written English and correct errors for the benefit of students at large. This includes basic understanding and use of everyday English phrases, the importance of language skills for information technology professionals, understanding spoken English in various contexts, and improving pronunciation, intonation, and fluency in spoken English and reading strategies like
Skimming, Scanning, and Close reading.

General Objectives

The general objectives of this course are;

  • To increase and enhance the English language proficiency
  • To develop and enhance communication skills
  • To develop a culture and aptitude for literary appreciation
  • To learn and improve grammar and syntax, with expansion of vocabulary
  • To develop critical thinking skills
  • To develop basic research and report-writing skills
  • To improve writing skills and proficiency
  • To learn and improve oral presentation
  • To enhance independent and digital learning
  • To promote peer collaboration and reflective writing
  • To strengthen listening capabilities to understand discussions and presentations
  • To improve writing skills for creating clear and concise reports, emails, and technical
  • Acquire a comprehensive technical vocabulary and grasp industry-specific
  • Participate and apply English communication in professional contexts

Unit Contents

Additional Practical Works:

Below are some practical works and activities that can improve speaking and listening skills of the students of this course.

Listening: Various learning tools can be used to provide students with audio recordings of technical discussions, presentations, or interviews. Students can then listen to the recordings and practice their listening skills by answering questions or summarizing what they heard.

Pronunciation: Various learning tools can be used to provide students with audio recordings of words and phrases in English. Students can then practice their pronunciation skills by listening to and repeating the words and phrases.

Role Play: Various learning tools can be used to simulate real-life scenarios, such as job interviews or customer service interactions. Students can then practice their speaking skills by role-playing the scenarios and receiving feedback from the instructor or other students.

Language Testing: Various learning tools can be used to administer speaking and listening tests, or language proficiency tests. Students can then take the tests at the same time and receive instant feedback on their performance.

Text and Reference Books

Prescribed Text Books:

  1. Puchta, H., & Stranks, J. (2013). English in Mind. Cambridge University Press.
  2. Eastwood. (2005). Oxford Practice Grammar. Karachi: Oxford University Press.
  3. Elbaum, S. N. (2009). Grammar in context: 1. Heinle/Cengage Learning.

Reference Books:

  1. Kissner, E. (2006). Summarizing, paraphrasing, and retelling: Skills for Better Reading, Writing, and Test Taking. Heinemann Educational Books.
  2. Godfrey, J. (2018). How to use your reading in your essays. Bloomsbury Publishing.
  3. Steele, W. R. (2009). Presentation Skills 201: How to Take it to the Next Level as a Confident, Engaging Presenter. Outskirts Press.
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  • Short Name N/A
  • Course code ENG 111
  • Semester First Semester
  • Full Marks 100
  • Pass Marks 45
  • Credit 3 hrs
  • Elective/Compulsary Compulsary