'Professional Communication' is a course offered in Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

To convey and document information in a formal environment; to acquire the skill of self projection in professional circles; to inculcate critical and analytical thinking.

Unit I

Vocabulary Building: Prefixes and Suffixes; One word substitutes, Modal auxiliaries,Error Analysis: Position of Adverbs, Redundancy, misplaced modifiers,Dangling modifiers – Reported Speech

Unit II

Instruction, Suggestion & Recommendation - Sounds of English: Stress, Intonation - Essay writing: Analytical and Argumentative

Unit III

Circulars, Memos – Business Letters - e - mails

Unit IV

Reports: Trip report, incident report, event report - Situational Dialogue - Group Discussion

Unit V

Listening and Reading Practice - Book Review

  • FelixaEskey. Tech Talk, University of Michigan. 2005
  • Michael Swan. Practical English Usage, Oxford University Press. 2005
  • Anderson, Paul. Technical Communication: A Reader Centered Approach, V Edition, Hercourt, 2003.
  • Raymond V. Lesikar and Marie E. Flatley. Basic Business Communication, Tata Mc Graw Hill Pub. Co. New Delhi. 2005. Tenth Edition.
  • Thampi, G. Balamohan. Meeting the World: Writings on Contemporary Issues. Pearson, 2013.
  • Lynch, Tony. Study Listening. New Delhi: CUP, 2008.
  • Kenneth, Anderson, Tony Lynch, Joan Mac Lean. Study Speaking. New Delhi: CUP, 2008.
  • Marks, Jonathan. English Pronunciation in Use. New Delhi: CUP, 2007.
  • Syamala, V. Effective English Communication For You (Functional Grammar, Oral and Written Communication): Emerald, 2002.