Course Syllabus | BBA | BBA-BI | BBA-TT |BCIS
First Semester | First Year
Pokhara University (PU)
Course Title: English I
Course code: ENG 101
Credit hours: 3
This course comprises all aspects of the English language including speaking, pronunciation, listening, reading and writing. The focus is on improving the students to communicate clearly and effectively. The syllabus for the lessons is based on the course books, but the teacher will also use lots of other materials, including suggestions from students so the content of the class can be more useful and interesting. Students are expected to participate as much as possible, but they will work individually, in pairs and groups as well as the whole class. The teacher will correct their spoken and written errors so that they become more accurate and they will progress quickly.
General Course Objectives
The general objectives of the course will be to enable students to
• extend their vocabulary
• increase their fluency
• become more accurate
• communicate in English more easily
• understand more of the world around them
Specific Course Objectives
The specific objectives of the course will be to enable students to
• understand and use basic everyday phrases
• introduce themselves and ask and answer questions about personal details
• interact with a co-operative partner
• acquire a basic repertoire of words and phrases
• demonstrate limited grammatical control
• mange short utterances
• understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to immediately relevant areas
• communicate in simple and routine tasks
• describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters of personal interest
• use basic sentence patterns
• use simple structures correctly
• read and write on general topics on different themes
Course Content Areas
The content will include a selection of rich interdisciplinary texts of general academic interest and business texts of various genres. The key areas are as follows: personal identification; house and home, environment; daily life; free time, entertainment; weather; travel; relations with other people; health and body care; education; shopping; food and drink; services; places; cultures; science; environment; language; ancient tales, animals, television, cross-cultural bridges, anthropology, and literature.
The suggested teaching method is an eclectic mix of lectures, demonstrations, presentations, activities, and seminars. The specific methods for specific units are as suggested for teachers in the course books. Question models will be developed during the teacher orientation program and made available to the campuses.
1. Grant, D., Hughes, J., & Turner, R. Business Result: Elementary Student’s Book. Oxford: OUP. (including Elementary Interactive Workbook with video)
2. Nisani, M., & Lohani, S. Adventures in English Vol I (3rd ed.). Kathmandu: Ekta. (including Sounds of English and Stories and Poems cassettes)
1. Hughes, J. Business Result: Elementary. Teacher’s Book. Oxford: OUP (including Elementary Class DVD and Elementary Teacher Training DVD).
2. Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary of Current English. Eighth Edition. Oxford: OUP.
3. Carter, R., & McCarthy, M. Cambridge Grammar of English. Cambridge: CUP.