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Globalisation has brought in numerous opportunities for the teeming millions, with more focus on the students’ overall capability apart from academic competence. Many students, particularly those from non-English medium schools, find that they are not preferred due to their inadequacy of communication skills and soft skills, despite possessing  sound  knowledge  in  their  subjecarea  along  with  technical  capability. Keeping in view their pre-employment needs and career requirements, this course on Communication Skills Laboratory will prepare students to adapt themselves with ease to the industry environment, thus rendering them as prospective assets to industries. The course will equip the students with the necessary communication skills that would go a long way in helping them in their profession.

·    To equip students of engineering and technology with effective speaking and listening skills in English.

·    To help them develop their soft skills and interpersonal skills, which will make the transition from college to workplace smoother and help them excel in their job.
·    To enhance the performance of students at Placement Interviews, Group
Discussions and other recruitment exercises.

I. PC based session                    (Weightage 40%)                                  24 periods

1.        English Language Lab                                                                   (18 Periods)

1. Listening Comprehension:                                                                                       (6) Listening and typing Listening and sequencing of sentences Filling in the blanks - Listening and answering questions.

2. Reading Comprehension:                                                                                         (6) Filling in the blanks - Close exercises Vocabulary building - Reading and answering questions.

3. Speaking:                                                                                                                  (6) Phonetics: Intonation Ear training - Correct Pronunciation Sound recognition exercises Common Errors in English.

Conversations: Face to Face Conversation Telephone conversation Role play activities (Students take on roles and engage in conversation)

B.    Discussion of audio-visual materials                                                   (6 periods) (Samples are available to learn and practice)

1.  Resume / Report Preparation / Letter Writing                                                       (1) Structuring the resume / report - Letter writing / Email Communication - Samples.

2.                                                                                                                                        Presentation skills:      (1) Elements of effective presentation Structure of presentation - Presentation tools
Voice Modulation Audience analysis - Body language Video samples

3.   Soft Skills:                                                                                                                 (2) Time management Articulateness Assertiveness Psychometrics
Innovation and Creativity - Stress Management & Poise - Video Samples

4.     Group Discussion:                                                                                               (1) Why is GD part of selection process ? - Structure of GD Moderator led  and other GDs - Strategies in GD – Team work  - Body Language - Mock GD -Video samples

Resume / Report Preparation / Letter writing: Students prepare their
5.     Interview Skills:                                                                                                    (1) Kinds of interviews Required Key Skills Corporate culture Mock interviews-Video samples.

II. Practice Session           (Weightage 60%)                        24 periods


own resume and report.

Presentation Skills: Students make presentations on given topics.
Group Discussion: Students participate in group discussions.
Interview Skills: Students participate in Mock  Interviews

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Edition, New Delhi, 2007.
2.  Prakash,  P, Verbal and  Non-Verbal Reasoning,  Macmillan  India  Ltd.,  Second
Edition, New Delhi, 2004.
3.  John Seely, The Oxford Guide to Writing and Speaking, Oxford  University Press,
New Delhi, 2004.
4.  Evans, D, Decisionmaker, Cambridge University Press, 1997.
5.  Thorpe, E, and Thorpe, S, Objective English, Pearson Education, Second Edition, New Delhi, 2007.
6.  Turton, N.D and Heaton, J.B, Dictionary of Common Errors, Addision Wesley
Longman Ltd., Indian reprint 1998.

1.    Teacher console and systems for students.
2.    English Language Lab Software
3.    Career Lab Software

GE2321                           COMMUNICATION SKILLS LABORATORY

1. A batch of 60 / 120 students is divided into two groups one group for the PC- based session and the other group for the Class room session.
2. The English Lab (2 Periods) will be handled by a faculty member of the English
Department.  The  CareeLab  (2  Periods)  may  be  handled  by  any  competent teacher, not necessarily from English Department
3. Record Notebook: At the end of each session of English Lab, review exercises are
given for the students to answer and the computer evaluated sheets are to be compiled as record notebook. Similar exercises for the career lab are to be compiled in the record notebook.
4. Internal Assessment: The 15 marks (the other 5 marks for attendance) allotted for
the internal assessment will be based on the record notebook compiled by the candidate.  10 marks may be allotted for English Lab component and 5 marks for the Career Lab component.
5. End semester Examination: The end-semester examination carries 40% weightage
for English Lab and 60% weightage for Career Lab.
6. Each candidate will have separate sets of questions assigned by the teacher using
the teacher-console enabling PCbased evaluation for the 40% of marks allotted.
7. The Career Lab component will be evaluated for a maximum of 60% by a local examiner & an external examiner drafted from other Institutions, similar to any other lab examination conducted by Anna University.

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