GITAM University I SEM English Language Skills Syllabus
The fundamental aim of this Course is to help the student to become a confident and
competent communicator in written and spoken English. The methodology in
teaching and evaluation shall be oriented towards this end, rather than rote
Prerequisite: Acquaintance with basic High School Grammar and Composition.
I. A TEXT WITH COMMUNICATIVE APPROACH.
The aim of the text is to provide interesting new approach to learning English by
providing stimulating and motivating material and a wide range of activities that are
meaningful, natural, authentic, and useful in day-to-day life. : “Creative English for
Communication” by N. Krishnaswamy & T. Sri Raman – Macmillan India Ltd.
– (2005 version)
(Section – I Communicate – units 1-6 only)
Unit-I Textual Lessons 1 & 2 (8 Hours)
Synonyms & Antonyms, One word substitutes,
Words often confused, Phrasal Verbs
Unit-II Textual Lesson – 3 (8 Hours)
Foreign Phrases, Tenses, Concord
Unit-III Textual Lesson – 4 (8 Hours)
Error Analysis, Single Sentence Definition, Paragraph Writing,
Unit-IV Textual Lesson – 5 (8 Hours)
Essay Writing, Dialogue writing, Reading Comprehension
Unit-V Textual Lesson – 6 (8 Hours)
Note Making, Précis Writing
Text Prescribed: Part – I (Communicate – Units 1 to 6 only) of
? Creative English for Communication, N. Krishna Swamy & T. Sriraman.
Macmillan India Ltd (2005 version)
Current English for Colleges, N. Krishna Swamy & T. Sri Raman. Macmillan.
Examine Your English, Margaret Maison. Macmillan.
Note : Figures in parentheses indicate number of approximate expected hours of