Subject Ante and Title: SC 100: Communication Skills
Subject status: Elective
Credits rating: 0
Lectures: 20 hours
Tutorials: 20 hours
Practical: 0 hours
Assignments: 20 hours
Independent study: 15 hours
By the end of the course,
students should be able to:
Interpret the meaning of the
tenses and aspects of English verbs and use them to communicate appropriately
Identify the structure of noun
phrases and their elements and construct noun phrases accurately in context
Interpret the meaning of the
various word orders possible in English (active, passive, question types) and
use them to communicate accurately in context
Create accurate sentences of
various types (simple, compound, complex using noun and adverb clauses) and use
them to communicate appropriately in context
Connect sentences appropriately
by using logical markers to communicate appropriately in context
Interpret the meaning of modals
to express ability, obligation,
necessity, making conclusions, degrees of certainty and use them to
communicate appropriately in context
of noun phrases (Subj,Obj, Comp) in context; articles (definite, indefinite),
quantifiers with mass and count nouns (quantifiers for amounts and quantity);
pronouns (relative, personal, reflexive); awareness of noun word form suffixes
Verbs and verbs phrases in context; create sentences
using verbs and verb phrases;
subject-verb agreement in writing and speaking;
distinguish between finite and non-finite verbs (structure, function) in
context; identify and use tenses (present and past) and aspects (continuous,
perfect); identify and use tenses to talk about future time (will, going to,
present continuous); interpret the meaning and use of modals in context to
express ability, obligation, necessity, making conclusions, degrees of
certainty in writing and speaking
Structure: Word order in active sentences; word order for
wh-questions and yes/no questions; subject/object complements; adverbials;
various types of phrases and clauses in active structure; word order in passive
sentences; connectors to create simple, compound and complex sentences; noun
clauses; use and meaning of logical markers which have been used in a text,
use of logical markers in writing coherent
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communication activities (10%)
3 unit tests (30%)
University Examination (60%)