Technology Based Communication Skills 2nd Year 1st Semester Syllabus

EN 2102: Technology Based Communication Skills

Higher National Diploma in English – 2nd Year 1st Semester Syllabus

Functional dialogues (10/05 hrs)
• Express approval / disapproval, likes / dislikes, surprise / wonder / hope / fear /
disappointment
• Focus: strategies for avoiding communication breakdowns and comprehension
problems
• Activities: create and write their own dialogues and practice saying them,(pair and
group tasks)

Group/pair discussions: information gap activities (10/05 hrs)
• Focus: asking and answering questions, using a conversational register and syntax.
• Types of activities: finding the differences in pictures/notices/ invitations etc.

Role plays usingrole play cards (10/05 hrs)
• Focus: speaking appropriately in different situations.
• Procedure: prepare role play situations and cues for the two persons. Give them time
to prepare. Get them to enact the situation using the cues. Provide at least 4 cues.
e.g. situation; You have borrowed a friend’s notes over a week ago and promised to
return them the next day. You’ve still got them. What do you say to him when you
see him?
You must speak first.
Cue card:
– Say how you feel about not returning the notes
– Say why you couldn’t return them
– Cue card to the friend
– Tell him not to worry
– Ask whether he copied the notes, etc

Dialogues/drama based on stories (10/05 hrs)
• Read stories and write dialogues /plays based on them. Rehearse, and act them out.

Describe a process (10/05 hrs)
• Focus: use linking words correctly when describing a sequence of actions
• Types of activities: how to operate a computer, describing an experiment

Making presentations – using the OHP and other media (10/05 hrs)
• Focus: using facial expressions, body language, and other non-verbal cues and
visuals to convey meaning, how to use a neutral or more formal style of speaking
• Procedure: brainstorm around a topic; organize the presentation, find necessary
visuals-pictures, maps etc. make the presentation to the rest of the class.
• Suggested topics: Changing lifestyles of people, how ‘green’ are you?

Check Also

HNDE Past papers

HNDE Past Papers and Marking Scheme

HNDE Past Papers and Marking Scheme PDF Download Higher National Diploma in English Past papers …

×
Like us on Facebook
No Thanks
×
Did you like it?
Share it on Facebook
No Thanks