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COMMUNICATION AND SOFT SKILLS LABORATORY


Posted Date: 21-Sep-2009  Last Updated:   Category: Syllabus    
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UNIT I LISTENING AND SPEAKING PRACTICE IN COMMUNICATIVE
FUNCTIONS
Introductions and meetings – Talking about studies and/ or job – Expressing likes and
dislikes – Describing daily routines and current activities – Talking about past states and
events – Talking about future plans and intentions – Expressing preferences – Giving reasons
– Expressing opinions, agreement and disagreement – Seeking and giving advice – Making
suggestions
UNIT II SPEAKING APPLICATIONS
Making an oral presentation – Preparing the presentation – Performing the presentation –
Beginning – Language – Visual aids and body language – Voice – Ending – Questions –
Telephone conversations – Group Discussion and Interview
UNIT III UNDERSTANDING AND PREPARING FOR INTERNATIONAL
ENGLISH LANGUAGE EXAMINATIONS
Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE) – Spoken English for Work (SEW) –
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Test of English as a Foreign
Language (TOEFL) – Business English Certificate (BEC)
UNIT IV SOFT SKILLS (1)
Preparing for and dealing with change – Motivation, goal-setting and self-esteem – Managing
time and stress – Career and life planning – Team work – Leadership traits
UNIT V SOFT SKILLS (2)
Multiple Intelligences – Learning Styles and Personality typing – Critical and creative
thinking – People, cultures and self – Intercultural Communication
RESOURCES
1. Kamalesh Sadanand and Susheela Punitha, “Spoken English: A Foundation Course” for
Speakers of Indian Languages, Part 2 Audio CD, Hyderabad: Orient Longman, 2008.
2. Malcome Goodale, “Professional Presentations”, (VCD) Cambridge University Press,
2005.
3. Barbara Garside and Tony Garside, Essential Telephoning in English (Audio CD),
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
4. Hari Mohan Prasad and Rajnish Mohan, How to Prepare for Group Discussion and
Interview (Audio Cassette) Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing.
5. Graded Examinations in Spoken English and Spoken English for Work downloadable
materials from Trinity College, London.
6. International English Language Testing System Practice Tests, CUP.
7. Business English Certificate Materials, Cambridge University Press.
8. Personality Development (CD-ROM), Times Multimedia, Mumbai.
9. Interactive Multimedia Programs on Managing Time and Stress.
10. Robert M. Sherfield and et al “Developing Soft Skills” 4th Edition, Pearson Education,
2009.


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