HS8251 English Anna University Syllabus Regulation 17 (Sem-2)

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HS8251      TECHNICAL ENGLISH                 C 4 0 0 4 

The Course prepares  second semester engineering and Technology students to:
 • Develop strategies and skills to enhance their ability to read and comprehend engineering and technology texts.
• Foster their ability to write convincing job applications and effective reports.
• Develop their speaking skills to make technical presentations, participate in group discussions.
• Strengthen their listening skill which will help them comprehend lectures and talks in their areas of specialization.

UNIT I            INTRODUCTION TECHNICAL ENGLISH                                                         12 Listening- Listening to talks mostly of a scientific/technical nature and completing information-gap exercises- Speaking –Asking for and giving directions- Reading – reading short technical texts from journals- newsapapers-  Writing- purpose statements – extended definitions – issue- writing instructions – checklists-recommendations-Vocabulary Development- technical vocabulary Language Development –subject verb agreement - compound words. 

UNIT II            READING AND STUDY SKILLS                                                                         12 Listening- Listening to longer technical talks and completing exercises based on them-Speaking – describing a process-Reading – reading longer technical texts- identifying the various transitions in a text- paragraphing- Writing- interpreting cgarts, graphs- Vocabulary Developmentvocabulary used in formal letters/emails and reports  Language Development- impersonal passive voice, numerical adjectives.

UNIT III            TECHNICAL WRITING AND GRAMMAR                                                     12 Listening- Listening to classroom lectures/ talkls on engineering/technology -Speaking – introduction to technical presentations-   Reading – longer texts both general and technical, practice in speed reading; Writing-Describing a process, use of sequence words- Vocabulary Development- sequence words- Misspelled words. Language Development- embedded sentences

UNIT IV            REPORT WRITING                                                                                               12 Listening- Listening to documentaries and making notes. Speaking – mechanics of presentations- Reading –  reading for detailed comprehension- Writing- email etiquette- job application – cover letter –Résumé preparation( via email and hard copy)-  analytical essays and issue based essays--Vocabulary Development- finding suitable synonyms-paraphrasing-. Language Development- clauses- if conditionals. 

UNIT V            GROUP DISCUSSION AND JOB APPLICATIONS                                           12 Listening- TED/Ink talks; Speaking –participating in a group discussion -Reading– reading and understanding technical articles Writing– Writing reports- minutes of a meeting- accident and survey-Vocabulary Development- verbal analogies  Language Development- reported speech.

At the end of the course learners will be able to:
 Read technical texts and write area- specific texts effortlessly.
 Listen and comprehend lectures and talks in their area of specialisation successfully.
 Speak appropriately and effectively in varied formal and informal contexts.
 Write reports and winning job applications.

1.  Board of editors. Fluency in English A Course book for Engineering and Technology. Orient Blackswan, Hyderabad: 2016
2.  Sudharshana.N.P and Saveetha. C. English for Technical Communication. Cambridge University Press: New Delhi, 2016. 

1. Raman, Meenakshi and Sharma, Sangeetha- Technical Communication Principles and Practice.Oxford University Press: New Delhi,2014. 
2. Kumar, Suresh. E. Engineering English. Orient Blackswan: Hyderabad,2015
3. Booth-L. Diana, Project Work, Oxford University Press, Oxford: 2014.
4. Grussendorf, Marion, English for Presentations, Oxford University Press, Oxford: 2007
5.  Means, L. Thomas and Elaine Langlois, English & Communication For Colleges. Cengage Learning, USA: 2007

Students can be asked to read Tagore, Chetan Bhagat and for supplementary reading. 

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