Jntu English Syllabus for First Year
In view of the growing importance of English as a tool for global communication and the consequent emphasis on training students to acquire communicative competence, the syllabus has been designed to develop linguistic and communicative competence of Engineering students. The prescribed books and the exercises are meant to serve broadly as students handbooks. In the English classes, the focus should be on the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking and for this the teachers should use the text prescribed for detailed study. For example, the students should be encouraged to read the texts/selected paragraphs silently. The teachers can ask comprehension questions to stimulate discussion and based on the discussions students can be made to write short paragraphs/essays etc. The text for non-detailed study is for extensive reading/reading for pleasure by the students. Hence, it is suggested that they read it on their own with topics selected for discussion in the class. The time should be utilized for working out the exercises given after each section , as also for supplementing the exercises with authentic materials of a similar kind for example, from newspaper articles, advertisements, promotional material etc.. However, the stress in this syllabus is on skill development and practice of language skills.
a.To improve the language proficiency of the students in English with emphasis on LSRW skills.
b.To equip the students to study academic subjects with greater facility through the theoretical and practical components of the English syllabus.
c.To develop the study skills and communication skills in formal and informal situations.
3. SYLLABUS: Listening Skills: Objectives
1.To enable students to develop their listening skill so that they may appreciate its role in the LSRW skills approach to language and improve their pronunciation
2.To equip students with necessary training in listening so that can comprehend the speech of people of different backgrounds and regions
Students should be given practice in listening to the sounds of the language to be able to recognise them, to distinguish between them to mark stress and recognise and use the right intonation in sentences.
�Listening for general content
�Listening to fill up information
�Listening for specific information
1.To make students aware of the role of speaking in English and its contribution to their success.
2.To enable students to express themselves fluently and appropriately in social and professional contexts.
" Role play Individual/Group activities (Using exercises from all the nine units of the prescribed text: Learning English : A Communicative Approach.)
" Just A Minute(JAM) Sessions.
1.To develop an awareness in the students about the significance of silent reading and comprehension.
2.To develop the ability of students to guess the meanings of words from context and grasp the overall message of the text, draw inferences etc.
�Skimming the text
�Understanding the gist of an argument
�Identifying the topic sentence
�Inferring lexical and contextual meaning
�Understanding discourse features
�Recognizing coherence/sequencing of sentences
NOTE : The students will be trained in reading skills using the prescribed text for detailed study. They will be examined in reading and answering questions using unseen passages which may be taken from the non-detailed text or other authentic texts, such as magazines/newspaper articles.
Writing Skills :
1.To develop an awareness in the students about writing as an exact and formal skill
2.To equip them with the components of different forms of writing, beginning with the lower order ones.
�Use of appropriate vocabulary
�Coherence and cohesiveness
�Narration / description
�Formal and informal letter writing
�Editing a passage
4. TEXTBOOKS PRESCRIBED: In order to improve the proficiency of the student in the acquisition of the four skills mentioned above, the following texts and course content, divided into Eight Units, are prescribed:
For Detailed study
1 First Text book entitled Enjoying Everyday English , Published by Sangam Books, Hyderabad
For Non-detailed study
1. Second text book Inspiring Speeches and Lives , Published by Maruthi Publications, Guntur
A. STUDY MATERIAL: Unit I
1. Chapter entitled Heaven s Gate from Enjoying Everyday English , Published by Sangam Books, Hyderabad
2 Chapter entitled Haragovind Khorana from Inspiring Speeches and Lives , Published by Maruthi Publications, Guntur
1. Chapter entitled Sir CV Raman: A Pathbreaker in the Saga of Indian Science from Enjoying Everyday English , Published by Sangam Books, Hyderabad
2 Chapter entitled Sam Petroda from Inspiring Speeches and Lives , Published by Maruthi Publications, Guntur
Unit III 1 Chapter entitled The Connoisseur from Enjoying Everyday English , Published by Sangam Books, Hyderabad
2 Chapter entitled Mother Teresa from Inspiring Speeches and Lives , Published by Maruthi Publications, Guntur
1. Chapter entitled The Cuddalore Experience from Enjoying Everyday English , Published by Sangam Books, Hyderabad
2 Chapter entitled Dr Amartya Kumar Sen from Inspiring Speeches and Lives , Published by Maruthi Publications, Guntur
1. Chapter entitled Bubbling Well Road from Enjoying Everyday English , Published by Sangam Books, Hyderabad
2 Chapter entitled I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King from Inspiring Speeches and Lives , Published by Maruthi Publications, Guntur
1. Chapter entitled Odds Against Us from Enjoying Everyday English , Published by Sangam Books, Hyderabad
2 Chapter entitled Ask Not What Your Country can do for you by John F Kennedy from Inspiring Speeches and Lives , Published by Maruthi Publications, Guntur
* Exercises from the lessons not prescribed shall also be used for classroom tasks.
Unit VII Exercises on Reading and Writing Skills Reading Comprehension Situational dialogues Letter writing Essay writing
Unit VIII Practice Exercises on Remedial Grammar covering Common errors in English, Subject-Verb agreement, Use of Articles and Prepositions, Tense and aspect Vocabulary development covering Synonyms & Antonyms, one-word substitutes, prefixes & suffixes, Idioms & phrases, words often confused.
1.Innovate with English: A Course in English for Engineering Students, edited by T Samson, Foundation Books
2.English Grammar Practice, Raj N Bakshi, Orient Longman.
3.Effective English, edited by E Suresh Kumar, A RamaKrishna Rao, P Sreehari, Published by Pearson
4.Handbook of English Grammar& Usage, Mark Lester and Larry Beason,Tata Mc Graw Hill.
5.Spoken English, R.K. Bansal & JB Harrison, Orient Longman.
6.Technical Communication, Meenakshi Raman, Oxford University Press
7.Objective English Edgar Thorpe & Showick Thorpe, Pearson Education
8.Grammar Games, Renuvolcuri Mario, Cambridge University Press.
9.Murphy s English Grammar with CD, Murphy, Cambridge University Press.
10.Everyday Dialogues in English, Robert J. Dixson, Prentice Hall India Pvt Ltd.,
11.ABC of Common Errors Nigel D Turton, Mac Millan Publishers.
12.Basic Vocabulary Edgar Thorpe & Showick Thorpe, Pearson Education
13.Effective Technical Communication, M Ashraf Rizvi, Tata Mc Graw Hill.
14.An Interactive Grammar of Modern English, Shivendra K. Verma and Hemlatha Nagarajan , Frank Bros & CO
15.A Communicative Grammar of English, Geoffrey Leech, Jan Svartvik, Pearson Education
16.Enrich your English, Thakur K B P Sinha, Vijay Nicole Imprints Pvt Ltd.,
17.A Grammar Book for You And I, C. Edward Good, MacMillan Publishers.
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