GST 111: Communication Skill in English

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, the students should be able to:

  1. identify possible sound patterns in the English language;
  2. list notable language skills;
  3. classify word formation processes;
  4. construct simple and fairly complex sentences in English;
  5. apply logical and critical reasoning skills for meaningful presentations;
  6. demonstrate an appreciable level of the art of public speaking and listening; and
  7. write simple and technical reports.
Course Contents

Sound patterns in the English language (vowels and consonants, phonetics and phonology). English word classes (lexical and grammatical words, definitions, forms, functions, usages, collocations). Sentence in English (types: structural and functional, simple and complex). Grammar and Usage (tense, mood, modality and concord, aspects of language use in everyday life). Logical and Critical Thinking and Reasoning Methods (Logic and Syllogism, Inductive and Deductive Argument and Reasoning Methods, Analogy, Generalisation and Explanations). Ethical considerations, Copyright Rules and Infringements. Writing Activities: (Pre-writing, Writing, Post-writing, Editing and Proofreading; Brainstorming, Outlining, Paragraphing, Types of writing, Summary, Essays, Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Report Writing, Note Making and many others. Mechanics of Writing). Comprehension Strategies: (Reading and Types of Reading, Comprehension Skills, SQ3R). Information and Communication Technology in Modern Language Learning. Language skills for effective communication. Major word formation processes. Writing and reading comprehension strategies. Logical and critical reasoning for meaningful presentations. Art of public speaking and listening. Report writing.