This course provides enhanced competency for language. This course would explain techniques and key fetures like phonemes, syllables, intonations, stress,and language comprehension skills for understanding and learning any language, especially English language. 


The course aims at developing linguistic competence by focusing on basic language skills in integration to make the use of language in context. The course objectives are to enhance student's language skill management capacity, comprehend text in context, respond to language in context and write structured responses.

Course Contents:

1. Listening skills

Recognizing phonemes.

Recognizing syllables.

Listening to small speech extracts.

Expressing opinions.

Oral synthesis of thoughts and ideas.

2. Pronunciation Skills

Pronouncing English Phonemes.

Recognizing phonemic symbols.

Practicing intonation patterns in simple sentences.

Conflict resolution through Panel Discussion.

3. Comprehension Skills

Reading Strategies

Critical Reading.

Comparing and Contrasting.

Drawing conclusion.

Self- Questioning.

Relating Background Knowledge.

Distinguishing between fact and opinion

Finding the main idea

Comprehending the text patterns

Investigating implied ideas in a text

Purpose and tone of the text.

4. Presentation skills.


1. Listening process, function and competency 2nd edition by Worthington, D., and Fitcher- Hauser, M. 2018.

2. The Complete Presentation Handbook. Kogan Page Ltd, 2008. by Siddons, S.

Course Evaluation:

1. Midterm: 30 marks

2. Sessional: 20 marks

  • Assignment  5 marks
  • Tasks           10 marks
  • Participation  3 marks
  • Attendance    2 marks

Time Table:

Class (BS2 SS1)

 Wednesday 2:00 pm- 3:30 pm

Thursday 3:30 pm-5 pm

Class (BS2 SS2)

Thursday 2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Friday 3:30 pm-5:00 pm


Course Material