Tuesday, 19 November 2013

English for Technical Communication--volumes 1 and 2

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This Course book was published in 2002 and is in two volumes.

English for Technical Communication Volume 1

Its preface is in Thamizh, the state language of Thamizh Nadu, a Southern State of India. This book facilitates your attempt to learn science and technical subjects without difficulty by suggesting ways and means to not consider English as an obstacle. This also introduces you to equip yourselves with skills to tackle written test, group discussion and interview, the three steps you have to go through to land a job successfully. Besides, it helps you with tips about how to retain your job.

Next it enables you to distinguish between hearing capacity and listening ability and improve your listening skills.

Of course there are other things as well that are important to you.

1. Getting ready for a job
   1. introduction
   2. discipline (subject) knowledge
   3. The English language
   4. Communicating
Getting ready to study technical subjects
       Lists of technical and scientific vocabulary in English and their Thamizh equivalents
2. Resources
3. Energy
4. The computer
5. Transport

All the lessons are patterned after a specific design. Here is a sample:

Learning Segment 1—Resources
Section 1 Listen (1.1, 1.2, 5.6)                                                     30 minutes|
             2 Speak [confidence building]                                          20 minutes| lecture 3
             3 Write [4.1]                                                                   40 minutes|    
             4 Identify adjectives                                                        10 minutes| lecture 4
             5 Read and write—FOOD [3.1, 3.3, 3.3]                         40 minutes|
             6 Speak                                                                            10 minutes| lecture 5
             7 Revise grammar [5.7] tenses                                         40 minutes|
             8 Speak                                                                           10 minutes| lecture 6
             9 Read and write—FOOD PRESERVATION                 40 minutes|
                 [3.9, 3.10, 5.1, 5.6, 5.12, 5.13]
             10 Speak                                                                          10 minutes| lecture 7
             11 Revise grammar [5.7] tenses                                        40 minutes|
             12 Speak                                                                          10 minutes| lecture 8
             13 Spell [5.14], pronunciation [5.15]                                 40 minutes|
             14 Speak                                                                          10 minutes| lecture 9

             15 Interpret tables [3.5, 4.9]                                              40 minutes|
             16 Speak                                                                          10 minutes| lecture 10

              17 Read and write—WATER                                           40 minutes|
                   [3.2, 3.9, 3.10, 3.8, 4.9]
              18 Speak                                                                           10 minutes| lecture 11

              19 Revise grammar [5.7] tenses                                          40 minutes|
              20 Speak                                                                           10 minutes| lecture 12

              21 Read [5.2, 5.12] RAIN WATER HARVESTING          40 minutes|
              22 Speak                                                                            10 minutes| lecture 13
              23 TUTORIALS                                                                    lectures 14—17

Note:  1. In all the Learning Segments, the duration for Sections is only suggestive. This
              Segment could even go beyond 11 hours depending on how slowly the segment is
           2. Throughout this Book, speech activity is fundamentally a confidence-building
               exercise only. 2.1—2.10 of the syllabus will automatically be taken care of with
               the passage of time.
           3. The number in brackets in each Section refers to respective related syllabus items.

English for Technical Communication Volume 2

This Volume has four themes: Technology, Communication, Environment and Industry. All these affect our lives, mould our thoughts and shape our beliefs.

Your exercises will make you think, analyse, reason, infer, imply and express appropriately. Prepare yourself for the exercises one week before the actual lecture hour. 

This Volume ends with the remaining parts of How to get a job and retain it? They consist of Cocurricular activities—seminars, paper presentations, Getting a job—the written test, the G.D., the interview, Retaining the job—pair communication, brainstorming, oral presentation, conferences, reports and listening.

Learning Segments here have the same pattern as the ones you found in Volume 1.

A Note: These two volumes and all subsequent course books have been based on the

              syllabuses prescribed by Anna University.