Course of 2 Sessions ( Reg & Self )
1. Class  : BS LIS  4th (Regular)

Class Timings :

Monday.        09:30 to 11:00 AM

Wednesday   09:30 to 11:00 AM

2. Class : BS LIS 4th (S.S)

Class Timings :

Monday.   02:30 to 04:00 pm

Tuesday 02:30 to 04:00 pm

Instructor:  MUHAMMAD RIZWAN  


Semester:     Spring 2020                                                                                        Credit Hours: 03                                                                      

Introduction to Course:

This introductory course aims at developing communicative competence in learners  by focusing on basic speaking skills as well as professional skills in the context of technical environment in integration to make the use of language in context.

Learning Outcomes :

The Course objectives are to develop communicative competence in the learners to use  in professional s well as practice context in order to make the experience of learning English more meaningful and fruitful.

The objectives of the course are to:

  • Reinforce the basics of communication 
  • Understand the basics meaningful units of communication
  • Introduce the functional aspect of speaking
  • Comprehend language use
  •  To enable the students to write technical documents
  • To develop communicative competence and performance

Course Contents :  (Detailed in lessons)

  1. Introduction to Communication
  2. Effective Oral Communication 
  3.  Models of communication, Miscommunication and Listening skills.
  4. Public Speaking 
  5. Functional Writing
  6. Seminar Skills & Oral Presentation skills


Textbooks to be used for the courses :

  • Rutherford , Andrea J (2007). Basic communication skills for technology : 2nd edition, Pearson Education.
  • Hasson G(2012) . Brilliant communication skills. Great Britain : Pearson Education.
  • MTD training academy. Basic communication skills.
  • Communication skills articles , various. Retrieved May 1 , 2010.
  • Mandel, S. (2000). Effective presentation skills: A practical guide for better speaking. Crisp Pub
  •  Siddons, S. (2008). The complete presentation skills handbook: How to understand and reach your audience for maximum impact and success. Kogan Page Publishers
  • Worthington, D. L., & Fitch-Hauser, M. E. (2018). Listening: Processes, functions, and competency. Rutledge.

Evaluation/Assessment Criteria:

Sessional: 20

Project: 05

Presentation: 05

Participation: 05

Attendance: 05

Midterm exam: 30

Final exam: 50

Academic Calendar (Initially implemented)

Commencement of Classes: January 13, 2020

Mid-Term Examination: March 9 to 14,, 2020

Final Term Examination: May 4 to 8 , 2020

(PS: The Academic Calendar has been revised due to Covid-19 Pandemic)





Course Material