GST 111: Communication in English



Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, students should be able to
1. identify possible sound patterns in English language;
2. list notable Language skills; classify word formation processes; construct simple and fairly
complex sentences in English;
3. apply logical and critical reasoning skills for meaningful presentations;
4. demonstrate an appreciable level of the art of public speaking and listening; and
5. write simple and technical reports.

Course Contents
Sound patterns in 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 etc. mechanics of writing). Comprehension
Strategies: (reading and types of reading, comprehension skills, 3RsQ). 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.