HS8251 Technical English Syllabus:

HS8251 Technical English Syllabus – Anna University Regulation 2017

UNIT I Introduction Technical English

Listening- Listening to talks mostly of a scientific/technical nature and completing information-gap exercises- Speaking –Asking for and giving directions- Reading — reading short technical texts from journals- newspapers- Writing- purpose statements — extended definitions — issue- writing instructions — checklists-recommendations-Vocabulary Development- technical vocabulary Language Development –subject verb agreement — compound words.

UNIT II Reading And Study Skills

Listening- Listening to longer technical talks and completing exercises based on them-Speaking — describing a process-Reading — reading longer technical texts- identifying the various transitions in a text- paragraphing- Writing- interpreting carts, graphs- vocabulary Development-vocabulary used in formal letters/emails and reports Language Development personal passive voice, numerical adjectives.

UNIT III Technical Writing And Grammar

Listening- Listening to classroom lectures talk is on engineering /technology -Speaking — introduction to technical presentations- Reading — longer texts both general and technical, practice in speed reading; Writing-Describing a process, use of sequence words- Vocabulary Development- sequence words- Misspelled words. Language Development- embedded sentences.

UNIT IV Report Writing

Listening- Listening to documentaries and making notes. Speaking — mechanics of presentations- Reading — reading for detailed comprehension- Writing- email etiquette- job application — cover letter –Resume preparation( via email and hard copy)- analytical essays and issue based essays–Vocabulary Development- finding suitable synonyms-paraphrasing-. Language Development- clauses- if conditionals.

UNIT V Group Discussion And Job Applications

Listening- TED/Ink talks; Speaking –participating in a group discussion -Reading– reading and understanding technical articles Writing– Writing reports- minutes of a meeting- accident and survey-Vocabulary Development- verbal analogies Language Development- reported speech.