Listening and Speaking: varieties of modern English – British, American, Indian-basic sounds, deviations in American and other varieties.
Verbal communication: conversation-basic techniques- how to begin, interrupt, hesitate and end – how to express time, age, feelings and emotions- how to respond – using language in various contexts/situations- talking about oneself, others- describing persons, places, incidents, events and objects- attending an interview addressing an audience- using audio-visual aids- making short.
Speeches compering – group discussion.
Non-Verbal Communication: body language: postures – orientation-eye contact – facial expressiondress- posture – self-concept – self-image – self-esteem- attitudes – Values and perception.
Reading and Writing.
Skimming and scanning-fast reading- writing short messages- e-mails- preparing notes and reports based on visuals, graphs and diagrams- letters- informal, formal/ official/ business related – preparing agenda, minutes –CV-Describing persons, places, incidents and events- writing adsshort argumentative essays.
Words often confused and misused – synonyms- antonyms- idioms commonly usedcorresponding American expressions.
Writing for specific purpose.
Scientific writing- business writing- preparing of project proposal – writing of summaries and reviews of movies and books in English/regional languages.
Language skills tests (Written):
- Translation od short and simple passages – from Malayalam to English
- Providing captions for photo and pictures
- Symposium – Presenting different aspects of a debatable topic.