SHORT-TERM COURSES
ON
MULTILINGUAL LITERACY DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE

SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES

 

INTRODUCTION

KIIT University is committed to preparing students for participation in a global environment for which it propagates multilingual literacy among the students. The students of KIIT University after graduation from the university join various national and multinational companies and organizations. Multilingual literacy provides them an edge over others.

To meet the requirements School of Languages has been offering various short-term courses. This initiative will empower the students with communication competence in strategically important global Languages and various Modern Indian Languages so that they operate smoothly in regional, national and global levels. This equip them to function effectively in a multicultural and multi–lingual environment. Under this initiative courses for Beginner Level (As per EFR) Foreign Language and Modern Indian Languages have been provided as non-credit Optional subjects to the students of KIIT University. These courses can also be taken up by other students from outside based on admissions.

COURSE SCHEDULES

This is a 12-week Long course with 36 Sessions, each session of 75 minutes duration. The course is offered in the evenings so that all students can participate in the programme. There are three terms in an academic year so that students can choose to enroll in the course as per their convenience. This course is designed for absolute beginners and requires no prior knowledge and exposure in the target language. The course structure for all languages is uniform and is designed according to European Framework of Reference for language competence development. Students can choose to enroll for any number of courses as per their capacity to learn and convenience.

COURSES OFFERED

Sl. No

Foreign Language

Indian Language

1

French

Odia

2

German

Hindi

3

Spanish

Bengali

4

Chinese (Mandarin)

Telugu

5

Japanese

Tamil

6

Korean

Malyalam

7

Arabic

Gujurati

8

 

Kannada

9

 

Assamese

10

 

Marathi

COURSE OBJECTIVE

  • To help students learn how to make simple enquiry in speaking, writing and to give instructions.
  • To help students learn the basic grammar.
  • To help the students learn the most commonly used vocabulary
  • To help the students learn to carry out following functions using the language:
  • Asking the way
  • Giving directions
  • Asking for and giving information
  • Discussing home and the household
  • Describing people and their character
  • Defining shape, size and colour of objects
  • Asking for and giving opinions
  • The working world
  • Returning faulty goods to a shop

 

COURSE DELIVERY PARAMETERS

Course Duration:                             12 Weeks (36 classes, each class of 1. 15 hours)
Course Commencement Date:      1st week of July (Every Year)
Classes on:                                        3 Days/ Week
Class Timing:                                                6.30 p. m. – 7.45 p.m.
Venue:                                               Students will be informed before commencement of the classes.
Course Registration Fee:               Foreign Language Courses- Rs 4, 000/- and, Indian Languages- Rs 1500/-
Crowd in the Class:                         40 Students
Course Facility:                                Non-Native/Native faculties as per availability
Enrolment Terms:                          First-Come-First-Serve
Course Certification:                      The students shall be given Course Completion Certificate after successful Completion of the course. The students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of the classes, and complete all in/off assignments and pass the course end Test in order to be considered to have completed the course.


Note: Number of classes/week and class days can be changed in order to complete the course in time.

How to Apply for the Course?

Candidates shall have to use printed application form which they may obtain from the office of the KIIT School of Languages and submit in the address given below along with a Demand Draft towards course registration fee.

Location:                               D-Block, 3rd Floor, Campus-3, Kathajodi Campus, KIIT (Deemed to be University) Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Important Dates

Term

Duration of the Term

Last date of submission of application

Date of Commencement of Classes

Date of Completion of the Course

1

1st Week July – 1st Week November

1st Week August

1st Week August

1st Week November

2

1st Week December – 1st Week April

1st Week January

1st Week January

1st Week April

Learning Assessment

Students’ learning will be assessed at the end of the course. The test will evaluate all areas of language learning like Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. The test is mandatory and students are required to score a minimum of 60% to pass the examination.

Learning Outcome

Students understand familiar words and elementary sentences, phrase simple questions and describe own self besides others. They can speak in everyday situations. The students are trained to know how to make simple enquiry in speaking and writing and to give instructions, build basic grammar and vocabulary. Being trained students can carry out following functions using the learned language. They can exchanging greetings, apologizing, telling time, asking for and giving opinions, expressing mood, emotion and attitude, asking the way, giving directions, asking for and giving information, discussing home and the household, describing people and their character, describing objects used commonly and their functions, describing a typical day, defining shape, size and colour, mathematical functions, shopping related interactions and booking accommodation.

Course Content

Sl.

Unit

Language Function

Language Structure

No. of Sessions

1

Introduction

A brief description to the target language; Greetings and Leave taking; Identifying family names and given names

Introduction to letters of alphabet, Basic Sounds of the language; Word Formation; Parts of Speech

4

2

Countries and Nationalities

Enquiring about a person’s nationality; exchanging phone numbers

Question words; Negative adverbs; Country Names; Numbers (1-100);

4

3

Occupation and Family Members

Introducing Self and others (Name, nationality, age and occupation, etc); Identifying and enquiring about someone’s family and occupation; talking about daily habits

Use of Pronouns and Pronoun modifications; use of adverbs, , time; use of articles; use prepositions; Occupations

4

4

Directions and Locations

Asking what/whereabouts of a place in town; Asking for and giving directions and locations; Getting help to understand/communicate

Use of prepositions; simple directional complement; verb, tense and aspect; Question phrase

4

5

Shopping

Identifying colours/clothes/fruits, etc; Asking for items, prices, and bargaining when shopping

Words for measuring quantity and volume; vocabulary of mathematical operations

4

6

Accommodation

Booking accommodation and checking in; Making requests when booking hotel room

Days and Dates; Room Numbers; words indicating sequence and adverbs of frequency words

4

7

Time and Transport

Asking for and telling days and dates; understanding food menu in a restaurant; Discussing and ordering food in a restaurant.

Understanding word order in the sentences in the target language; Time duration, time expressions

4

8

Telephoning in the target language

Making Doctor’s appointment; Leaving a message; Making a reservation for table for dinner; Asking a question about a bill

Getting familiar with related vocabulary; expressing gratitude and Apologizing

4

9

Review and learning Evaluation

Unit-1 to Unit-8

 

 

 

SHORT COURSES ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMMUNICATION

Oral & Aural Proficiency Development Course

English is the medium of instruction in Indian classrooms at the university level. The study materials are in English too. Students’ are also required to write their examination papers, make effective presentations in seminars and participate in effective in-class and off-class academic interactions. Besides high level of Cognitive Academic Linguistic Proficiency, the students would need to engage in fluency in oral interactions and high level of listening comprehension not only during classroom interactions but also during campus placement process and later in professional life. Students also need to seamlessly converse with their teachers, fellow students coming from a multitude of linguistic and cultural backgrounds and others which warrants a fairly high degree of fluency in Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (BICS). KIIT University receives students from various backgrounds. They mostly hail from Vernacular Medium Schools and English Medium Schools. Some students might have less proficiency in CALP and BICS for which they would like to prepare. Hence this “English Language & Communication (Oral & Aural Proficiency Development) Course” is designed as an optional ex-curricular intervention course for such students who are in need to enhance their abilities.

Course Objective

  • To help students learn basic language structure
  • To enhance students’ academic and basic interpersonal communication vocabulary
  • To provide cooperative environment for the students to participate in academic and interpersonal communication and develop their fluency and confidence.
  • To help students improve their proficiency in all areas of linguistic proficiency- listening, speaking, reading and writing.

 

Course Outline

This course is meant for beginners and is a 36-week (6 hours per week- two semesters-18 per par semester) course. It is a guided practice course essentially aimed at helping students in improving fluency in spoken English. The course is split into 5 levels and the course content is as given below:

Level 1 (30 Hours)

Basics of Language: Student Refresher on The Structural Aspects of English Language

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Topic Description

Hour

1

Letters of Alphabet (capital and small); Counting numbers (Cardinal and ordinal)

2

2

Basic Sounds; formation of Syllables

2

3

Different types of sentences, their structures & uses; Parts of Speech and their uses (number & gender); negatives sentences

2

4

Articles-indefinite & definite

2

5

This, that, these, those, here, there

2

6

Question words-what, why, when, where, how

2

7

Quantity words-definite, indefinite (Some, any, much, many); mathematical expressions

2

8

Nouns & Pronouns, Adjectives, Adverbs

2

9

Prepositions and prepositional phrases

2

10

Verb, tense and aspect; Modal verbs

2

11

Comparatives & superlatives

2

12

Meaningfully fragmenting sentences while reading

2

13

Word Stress; Sentence stress; Intonation; Modulation

2

14

1000 most commonly used words

2

15

Active and Passive voice & their uses; direct & indirect speech

2

Level 2 (32 Hours)

Social Communications in English

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Topic Description

Hour

1

Greetings; small talk; Introducing self to others; introducing others to others

2

2

Telling time, time expressions

2

3

Describing simple objects

2

4

Sharing information about self and others (physical features, moods, emotions and attitudes)

2

5

Requesting, proposing, suggesting, instructing, directing, recommending, commanding, ordering; implicit and explicit expressions, offering, 1acceptance of offer, expressing gratitude and regret

2

6

Describing everyday routines and habits

2

7

Describing weather

2

8

Narrating cooking operations

2

9

Describing one’s own home

2

10

Describe visit to a park

2

11

Describe visit to a railway station; airport, bus stand; hiring a taxi

2

12

Describe visit to a market; buying things; visiting a new town, asking directions, giving directions, hailing a taxi, conversations in hotel, ordering food in a restaurant.

2

13

Visiting a cinema hall, narrating the story

2

14

Visiting a friend

2

15

Telephone conversations; writing short texts on the phone, etiquette & Manners

2

16

Narrating any event, anecdotes in one’s life and lives of others

2

Level 3 (30 Hours)

Reading Comprehension

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Topic Description

Hour

1

Reading Hoardings, advertisements, and other short passage for comprehension (100 words)

6

2

Reading a short passage for comprehension (200 words) including Brochures, Leaflets, etc.

6

3

Reading short passages (500 words) for comprehension

6

4

Reading short passages (1000 words) for comprehension

6

5

Reading one act plays for comprehension

6

Level 4 (30 Hours)

Listening Comprehension

Sl.

Topic Description

Hour

1

Listening to short audios/conversation videos (100-200 words) for comprehension, vocabulary enhancement and pronunciation improvement

8

2

Listening to longer audios (200-500 words) for comprehension, vocabulary enhancement and pronunciation improvement

8

3

Listening to very long audios (500-1000 words) for comprehension, vocabulary enhancement and pronunciation improvement

8

4

Listening to songs for comprehension, vocabulary enhancement and pronunciation improvement

6

Level 5 (30 Hours)

Advanced Communication Skills Lab

Sl.

Topic Description

Hour

1

Answering questions in an interview

6

2

Debating on a topic

6

3

Discus a given topic of everyday common relevance

6

4

Making sales presentation/Skit

6

5

Making an academic presentation

6

 

 

Pedagogy

The course will be primarily hands-on type. For every theoretical input, the student has to practice through in-class and off-class activities.

Learning Outcome

  • The students will be able to use English language fluently.
  • Most people who learn a second language would like master enough of that language to be able to engage in basic conversations when meeting people in social and business settings.
  • This course will help the learner improve his/her social Business English language (Oral) skills so that the learner will be able to communicate confidently with people in social and business settings.
  • The course starts by showing how to meet and greet people and how to engage in small talk.
  • The learners will also learn how to make suggestions, requests and offers, how to about his/her leisure time activities, and how to give opinion on different topics.
  • This course will give the learner much greater confidence when communicating with people in social and business settings and allow them to engage in conversations that are fun and meaningful.
  • This course will be of great interest to all those who would like to further improve their language skills.

 

Entry to the course

The course is open for students of KIIT University. Students can enter the course at any level. However, they will need to go through a placement test in order to be considered eligible for entry into the next level.

Class Scheduling

As this is an optional non-credit course, the course will be available during afternoon (4-6 pm) and evening hours (6-8 pm). The classes are scheduled as below:

 

Day

Monday to Saturday

Level-1

5-6 pm

Level-2

5-6 pm

Level-3

6-7 pm

Level-4

6-7 pm

Level-5

5-6 pm

Class Venue:             Campus-3 (The number of the classroom will be communicated to the students before commencement of classes.)

 

 

Course Registration

Batch

Course Enrollment

Commencement

Course End Dates

1

7th July

15th July

14th September

2

8th September

15th September

15th October

3

6th October

13th October

15th December

4

6th December

16th December

14th February

5

7th February

16th February

15th April

Course Fee:                                       Rs. 2000.00/- per level
Student Strength per Batch:         Minimum-25 and Maximum-30
Course Coordinator:                       Prof. Lipsa Padhi
                                                            Contact Details
Email Id.: [email protected]
Cell Phone No.: +91-9937023328