Communication Skills (HMCE2123)

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• Write grammatically correct and structurally coherent English.
• Summarize lengthy texts in their own words.
• Know the format of memo writing and develop memorandum on their own.
• Translate texts into idiomatically correct language without sacrificing the originality of the source text.
• Develop paragraphs and essays beyond what they might have memorized in the past.
• Understand complex texts without being hindered by seemingly incomprehensible words and expressions.
• Understand the various parts of a report and write short reports on their own.
• Learn how to avoid common errors usually made by the learners of English as second language.
• Improve listening and speaking skills.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES (CLO)” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]CLO: 1. to review correct use of English language in writing and speaking in response to real circumstances.
CLO: 2. to write and justify correct English language by avoiding common errors in professional correspondence.
CLO: 3. to implement effective presentation and communication skills.
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  1. Précis Writing
    • General rules of summary writing
    • Use of language in summary writing
    • Things never to be missed in summary writing
    • Practice in summary writing
  2. Paragraph and Essay Writing
    • Parts of an essay
    • Ways to develop a proper beginning, middle, and ending of an essay
    • kinds of an essay
  3. CV and Job Application
    • Kinds of CVs
    • Ways to develop an effective CV
    • Covering letter
  4. Reading and Comprehension
    • Ways to cope with and understand complex texts
    • Practice in understanding complex texts
    • Skimming and scanning, speed reading, intensive and extensive reading
  5. Listening and Speaking Skills
    • Audio-visual material will be used to test and then improve the listening skills of students
    • Students to hold discussions in english language on a variety of topics
    • Interview Skills
  6. Memo Writing and Minutes of the Meeting
    • Difference between letter and memo
    • Format of memo
    • How to write the minutes of the meeting
  7. Translation of texts, Punctuation marks, vocabulary development
    • The importance of the correct use of punctuation marks
    • Practice on the use of punctuation marks
    • Development of vocabulary through extensive reading
    • Things to remember in translation
    • Rules of transliteration
  8. Presentations Skills
    • PowerPoint
    • Final presentations

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