1st Semester

07010105: English / MIL Communication

Topics to be covered Hours Domain
Conduct basic social interactions: Introductory statements, exchanging pleasantries, find a common ground, closing the conversation appropriately

Personal information sharing: Close ended questions; open ended questions; personal and professional profile build up and sharing; express personal preferences- likes/ dislikes




Must Know









Describing people/ personalities/ places/ objects: Vocabulary to enhance the ability to describe; logical progression of thought, describing hypothetical aspects and projected reality

Sentence structure: Positioning of words, remove vernacular impact, fragments and connectors to eradicate serpentine sentences




Reading and Listening Comprehension: Scanning, skimming and gist

Memos; email writing: etiquettes, write an invite, seek simple details like exam schedule/fees/ leave intimation etc.

 Intonation: Express through limited range of emotions

Identification of phonetic error

Facilitated narrations


Desirable to know


 Phonetic error correction

Use gender sensitive language


Nice to know



Speeches, Interviews, audio/ video inputs followed by exercises



Must Know

JAM, narrations, picture reading, free speech, passages for comprehension: Reading and Listening, role plays, poster making, Pictionary, Who am I?/ 20 Questions, Spin a story, Design an invite 15
Recommended Books and Sites:

  1. Be My Guest Student’s Book: English for the Hotel Industry by Francis O’Hara
  2. Everyday English for Hospitality Professionals (with Audio CD)  by Lawrence J. Zwier
  3. Grammar Practice Activities by Penny Ur
  4. Five-Minute Activities: A Resource Book of Short Activities (Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers) by Penny Ur, Andrew Wright
  5. Intermediate Communication Games Teachers Resource Book (Methodology Games) by Jil Hadfield
  6. Writing Better English for ESL Learners, Second Edition by Ed Swick
  7. More Discussion Starters : Activities for Building Speaking FluencyBy Keith S. Folse and Jeanine Ivone
  8. http://easyworldofenglish.com/default.aspx
  9. http://www.fluentu.com/
  10. https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/listen-and-watch(for listening practice)
  11. http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/news-report