GST 111: Communication in English



Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, 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 English language (vowels and consonants, phonetics, and phonology).
    English word classes (lexical and grammatical words, definitions, forms, functions, usages,
    collocations). A 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.