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SRM UNIVERSITY

(Rajeev Gandhi Educational City, Sonepat, Haryana)
Department of English
B.Tech
Technical English
Course objectives
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To provide for the acquisition of basic communication skills in English in
relation to the requirements of the students of Engineering and Technology

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To facilitate the holistic, integrated development of LSRW involved in
language learning through a series of intensely practical tasks and activities

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To offer professionally sustainable language content by which to address the
special needs of the target learners to the ensure that they are adequately
equipped with discoursal and grammatical competencies

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To help acquire the use of language simultaneously through the electronic
media such as the Internet so as to enable the learners to deal effectively
with E-materials

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To expose the learners to a wide range of lexical and grammatical skills
needed for their special professional demands.
Semester II – Paper II

Contents
Unit I
Listening & Speaking:

12 periods
Inviting, accepting and refusing an invitation
Apologizing and responding to an apology, congratulating
and responding to congratulations. Asking for, giving and
refusing permission

Reading:

Reading for analytical skills, and deductive and inductive
reasoning E-materials.

Writing:

Fax-messages, SMSes, emails, blogs etc

Vocabulary :

Use of Prefixes and suffixes.

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telephonic and video conferencing) Asking for and giving opinions. Persuading and dissuading people Reading: Reading journal articles of scientific and technological content and discussions based on them Writing: Writing CVs. suggestions. understanding etc – Making arrangements. diet and health business and marketing etc (see Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary third editon) Grammar : Simple and complex sentences Unit IV Listening & Speaking : 12 periods Model / mock interviews (face – to – face. advice etc. responding to job advertisements – writing statements of vision. technology.Grammar : Unit II Listening & Speaking : Active and Passive voice and Degrees of comparison. etc 2 . dealing with interruption etc Reading: Extensive reading – story reading Writing: Writing letters to the editor. food and drink. 12 periods Dialogue: Describing daily routines Talking about current activities Talking about weather Talking about possessions Reading: Newspaper / magazine features reading and interactive discussions on them Writing: Writing letters. the Internet. purpose. periodicals and magazines Vocabulary : New words and phrases relating to environment. short articles for journals. showing surprise. shock amusement. goal. informal and official Vocabulary : Phrasal verbs Grammar : Prepositions Unit III Listening & Speaking : 12 periods Dialogue: Asking for time and date – sympathizing.

Using language labs. etc. emotions. wishes. uncountable noun mistakes. certainty etc. regrets. condolence. possibility. collocation mistakes. irregular plural mistakes. concern. Reading: Intensive reading of scientific and techlogical texts and orally summarizing them Writing: Writing project reports. hopes. evaluation reports. necessity. Grammar : Verbs – transitive and intransitive.Vocabulary : Making compound words and multiwords. prepositions. mistakes in the use of articles. subject-verb agreement etc) 3 . dynamic & stative. Vocabulary : Collocations and word families (see Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary Third Edition) Grammar : Common mistakes in English (spelling mistakes. feasibility reports. regular and irregular. use of adjectives and adverbs – conditional sentences Unit V Listening & Speaking : 12 periods Model group discussion – Expressing likes and dislikes. irregular verb mistakes. obligation.

Spoken English: A Foundation Course Part I & II. New Delhi: Cengage Learning 2005. Veena Selvam and Sujatha Priyadharsini. Third Edition. Jeon and Rod Revell. A. 3.al.Textbooks (Both paper I & II) 1. Riordan. The Structure of Technical English. Daniel G. 8.. Reading and Speaking. Sadanand Kamlesh and Susheela Punitha. Macmillan India Ltd. New Delhi: Cambride University Press India Pvt Ltd. Pickett and Laster. 2. 3. Anna University. Technical Communication: A Reader-centred Approach. 2013. et. Cambridge University Press. Eighth Edition. Technical English : Writing. 4. Cambride Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. V. New York : Harper and Row Publications.J. New Delhi: Cengage. Z. Chennai : Orient Blackswan. Anderson. 4 . 2. 2012. English for Practical Purposes. Telephoning in English. 1990. Naterop. 9. 2005. Orient Longman. A University Grammar of English Longman. Elango K.N. 5. Randolph and Sidney Greenbaum. Herbert. Mindscapes: English for Technologists and Engineers. Orient Longman Pvt. References: 1. 1997. Paul. 6. 7. Quirk. 2008. Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Ltd. Department of English. Patel. Resonance : English for Engineers and Technologists. Technical Communication.