The aim of this course is to groom the students linguistically in such a manner that they can operate independently on a reliable measure of communicative competence in the twin productive skills of speech and writing. This course also aims to train students in acquiring all the study skills required to cope efficiently not only with the students’ challenges of the English language but also with the demands of other subjects written in the English language which need to be dealt with at optimal level of efficiency.

After the successful completion of the course, students will be able to understand the methods, techniques and skills of managing their learning. They will be able to apply those methods, techniques and skills in a way that helps them to deal with the challenges they usually face while engaging with a text or designing personal strategies to express their opinions in written and oral forms.

Course Contents


General Study Skills

  • Getting organized and knowing one’s target
  • Dictionary skills
  • Using the library
  • Remembering and learning
  • Techniques for reading
  • Critical thinking
  • Tackling a book


Specific Writing Skills

  • Note-taking from lectures and books
  • Brainstorming
  • Outlining and summarizing
  • Paragraph writing and essay writing
  • CV writing and job application writing
  • Dealing with examination

Specific Oral Skills

  • Discussion in tutorials
  • Effective classroom interaction
  • Giving a presentation
  • Taking part in seminars


Assessment Criteria

  • Midterm:                                 30 marks
  • Finals:                                     50


  • Project:                                    10
  • Class participation and Quiz:  10

Course Material