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Old August 18th, 2012, 12:29 PM
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I am providing the general English syllabus of Anna University for your reference. You can use it purposefully. I am giving the information from the University website.

You can download and use the syllabus for your purpose. Here it is for you.
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Old February 18th, 2014, 02:44 PM
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Can any one here provide me the English Syllabus for all branches of B.E / B.Tech programmes of Anna University????
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Old February 18th, 2014, 02:45 PM
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Anna University (AU) is a technical university in Tamil Nadu, India. It has became an affiliating university in 2001

Here I am sharing the English Syllabus which is common for all branches of B.E / B.Tech Programmes of Anna University

English Syllabus –

Listening - Introducing learners to GIE - Types of listening - Listening to audio (verbal & sounds); Speaking - Speaking about one‟s place, important festivals etc. – Introducing oneself, one‟s family / friend; Reading - Skimming a reading passage – Scanning for specific information - Note-making; Writing - Free writing on any given topic (My favourite place / Hobbies / School life, etc.) - Sentence completion - Autobiographical writing (writing about one‟s leisure time activities, hometown, etc.); Grammar - Prepositions - Reference words - Wh-questions - Tenses (Simple); Vocabulary - Word formation - Word expansion (root words / etymology); E-materials - Interactive exercises for Grammar & Vocabulary - Reading comprehension exercises - Listening to audio files and answering questions.

Listening - Listening and responding to video lectures / talks; Speaking - Describing a simple process (filling a form, etc.) - Asking & answering questions - Telephone skills – Telephone etiquette; Reading – Critical reading - Finding key information in a given text - Sifting facts from opinions; Writing - Biographical writing (place, people) - Lab descriptions (general/specific description of laboratory experiments) - Definitions - Recommendations; Grammar - Use of imperatives - Subject-verb agreement; Vocabulary - Compound words - Word Association; E-materials - Interactive exercises for Grammar and Vocabulary - Listening exercises with sample telephone conversations / lectures – Picture-based activities.

Listening - Listening to specific task - focused audio tracks; Speaking - Role-play – Simulation - Group interaction - Speaking in formal situations (teachers, officials, foreigners); Reading - Reading and interpreting visual material; Writing - Jumbled sentences - Coherence and cohesion in writing - Channel conversion (flowchart into process) - Types of paragraph (cause & effect / compare & contrast / narrative / analytical) - Informal writing (letter/e-mail/blogs) - Paraphrasing; Grammar - Tenses (Past) - Use of sequence words - Adjectives; Vocabulary - Different forms and uses of words, Cause and effect words; E-materials - Interactive exercises for Grammar and Vocabulary - Excerpts from films related to the theme and follow up exercises - Pictures of flow charts and tables for interpretations.

Listening - Watching videos / documentaries and responding to questions based on them; Speaking - Responding to questions - Different forms of interviews - Speaking at different types of interviews; Reading - Making inference from the reading passage - Predicting the content of a reading passage; Writing - Interpreting visual materials (line graphs, pie charts etc.) - Essay writing – Different types of essays; Grammar - Adverbs – Tenses – future time reference; Vocabulary - Single word substitutes - Use of abbreviations & acronyms; E-materials - Interactive exercises for Grammar and Vocabulary - Sample interviews - film scenes - dialogue writing.

Listening - Listening to different accents, Listening to Speeches / Presentations, Listening to broadcast & telecast from Radio & TV; Speaking - Giving impromptu talks, Making presentations on given topics; Reading - Email communication - Reading the attachment files having a poem/joke/proverb - Sending their responses through email Writing - Creative writing, Poster making; Grammar - Direct and indirect speech; Vocabulary - Lexical items (fixed / semi fixed expressions); E-materials - Interactive exercises for Grammar & Vocabulary - Sending emails with attachment – Audio / video excerpts of different accents, - Interpreting posters

1. Mindscapes: English for Technologists and Engineers, Department of English, Anna University, Chennai, 2012 .
2. S.P.Dhanavel, English and Communication skills for students of science and Engineering, Orient Black Swan, Chennai, 2011.

1. Pickett, Nell Ann, Ann A.Laster and Katherine E.Staples. Technical English: Writing, Reading and Speaking. New York: Longman, 2001.
2. Bailey, Stephen. Academic Writing: A practical guide for students. New York: Rutledge, 2011.
3. Morgan, David and Nicholas Regan. Take-Off: Technical English for Engineering. Reading: Garnet Publishing Limited, 2008.
4. Thorn, Michael and Alan Badrick. An Introduction to Technical English. Harlow: Prentice Hall Europe, 1993.
5. Rizvi, M.Ashraf. Effective Technical Communication. New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill PublishingCompany, 2007.

Anna University
Pudukottai Main Road, University Rd,
Mandaiyur, Tamil Nadu 622515 ‎
0431 240 7946 ‎


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