B.E. - Semester I
BCC101 FOUNDATION COURSE IN BASIC ENGLISH
Faculty Member: C.Meenakshisundaram
- To make the students comprehend classroom lectures and simple technically oriented passages so as to ensure their class  room participation.
- To equip them with the mechanics of writing.
- To enable the students write structured and grammatically acceptable sentences.
- To improve their listening and conversing skills in English.
- READING: Exposure to different reading techniques; Reading with a purpose; looking for specific information; comprehending the given (short and simple) passages; global and local comprehension of the given passages- Vocabulary extension methods - Active and passive vocabulary.
- WRITING: Activating the students partially acquired basic grammatical structures, avoiding common errors.Proper use of concord, voice, articles and modals. Introducing effective techniques- Brevity, Clarity, Objectivity and Simplicity. Introducing the principles of paragraph writing. Practice in Note-making.
- LISTENING: Listening to News bullitens and pre-recorded talks in the Indian accent - short and well structured tasks to be dealt in detail.
- SPEAKING: Conversation tasks in a given social milieu, practice in giving small talks on local topics for a minute or two.
- REFERENCE SKILLS: Using the Dictionary.
- A Practical English Grammar - A.J.Thomson & A.V.Martinet(OUP)
- Study Strategies in English - Sarah Freeman(Orient Longman)
- English Communication - Swaminathan Pillai(OUP)
- Written Communication in English - Sarah Freeman(Orient Longman)
- The Structure of Technical English - A.J.Herbert(ELBS)
- English thorough REading - N.S.Prabhu, S.Baskar(OUP)