Communication skills are essentially important for teachers because all teaching after all is communicating knowledge skills and attitudes affectivity. Similarly language plays a pivotal role in improving ones communication skills. Hence a teacher must have mastery over various aspects of language and well developed communication skills for better teaching. At present, the medium of instruction in most of the disciplines is English at higher education level. Hence, fluency in speaking, creativity and innovation in writing, efficiency in listening and fluency in reading skills are well-appreciated and demanded from individuals. In order to improve these four communication skills of (reading, writing, listing & speaking) of our prospective teachers and teacher educators we have designed this course to fulfill these requirements. This course highlights numerous basic concepts to develop the oral and written expression as well as presentation skills of students. The basic objectives of the course are to enable students to read different academic & non-academic materials fluently & efficiently, to write clearly and effectively in the discourse of the discipline, to use these skills for meaningful communication and Listen with maximum comprehension.

Learning Outcomes:

After the successful completion of the course, the students will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively orally, in writing and listen with maximum comprehension
  • Read different academic & non-academic materials fluently & efficiently.
  • Find, use, and evaluate primary academic writing associated with the communication discipline.
  • Understand the importance of specifying audience and purpose and to select appropriate communication choices.
  • Write a polished resume and cover letter and effectively prepare for and participate in interviews

Course Outline

Part - I

  1. Introduction:
    1. Communication: Meaning , nature, process & importance
    2. Communication  Skills: Need & importance
  2. Communication Skills for Teaching
    1. Basic concepts
    2. Basic communication skills for teachers
    3. Constructive assertiveness :
      • Stating the problems or concern
      • Body language and gestures
      • Obtaining appropriate behavior
    4. Empathic responding
      • Listening skills
      • Processing skills
    5. Problem-solving skills
    6. Suggested activities
      • Developing assertive skills
      • Recognize listening responses
      • Problem-solving exercises
  3. Functional English
    • Review of grammar
    • Tenses and common errors in usage


Communication Skills (Reading & Writing)

  1. Reading Skills:
    • Reading strategies
    • Skimming, Scanning, Intensive reading
    • Finding the main idea
    • Reading large texts
    • Concept making
    • Making notes  from written texts
    • Using dictionary
  2. Writing Skills:
    • Grammar skills & mechanics of writing
    • Sentence and parts of sentence
    • Paragraph writing
    • Essay writing
    • Notes taking
    • Letter writing
    • CV writing and Job application
    • Report writing 

Part- III:

Communication Skills- II (Listening and Speaking)

  1. Listening Skills:
    • Listening to recognize basic speech sounds in English
    • Listening of native and non-native discourses
    • Real-life listening
    • Using visual and aural environmental clues
    • Intensive listening and Extensive listening
  2. Speaking Skills:
    • Pronunciation 
    • Stress and intonation patterns
    • Real life dialogues
    • Role-play
    • Presentation skills
    • Seminar skills
    • Group discussions
    • Interview techniques
  3. Writing essay, CV, application
  4. Presentation, interview techniques


Recommended Texts:


  1. Delamain, C., & Spring, J. (2017).Developing baseline communication skills.

     London: Routledge

  1. Kumar, V., Raj, B., Kapurthala, & Jalandhar. (2017). Comprehension and

     Communication Skills in English. New Delhi. Kalyani Publishers

Suggested Readings:


  1. Michael, J. M. (2014). 7L: The Seven Levels of Communication: Go From

    Relationships to Referrals. Texas: BenBella Books

  1. Owen, H. (2018). The Handbook of Communication Skills. London: Routledge
  2. Reed, M., & Levis, J. (2018).The Handbook of English Pronunciation.New

     Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.


M.A 2020-22 REG.



MONDAY: 09:30AM TO 11:00AM.

TUESDAY:08:00AM TO 09:30AM.


03:00 HOURS.

Assesment Criteria 
Mid Term : 30 Marks
Assignment/Project : 10 Marks
Partcipation : 5 Marks
Presentation : 5 Marks
Final Term:    50 Marks 


Course Material