This course aims to introduce learners to the dynamics of effective spoken communication by establishing speaking as an autonomous medium with a distinctive vocabulary, syntax, structure, style and register. It will enable learners to participate in one to one interactions, in small groups and before a group. Learners are expected to master the fundamentals of speaking such as vocabulary, body language, pronunciation and basic conversation skills before they move on to more advanced activities such as appearing in interviews, making formal presentations and participating in meetings.
UG/PG:Both PRE-REQUISITES An intermediate course in English Language INTENDED AUDIENCE:Any discipline INDUSTRIES APPLICABLE TO :All industries
Anjali Gera Roy is a Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences IIT Kharagpur where she has designed and taught courses in language, literature and communication for more than 25 years. She has conducted and taught in a number of executive development programs in IIM Bangalore and IIT Kharagpur and run several tailor-made programs for the industry. She has been a Visiting Faculty in IIM Bangalore and Guest Faculty in Communication in IIM Rohtak and IIM Kashipur.
In addition, she has lectured in several universities in Australia, Canada, Germany, Singapore and New Zealand. Her research interests span linguistic, literary, cultural and performing traditions of India, oral histories, folklore, postcolonial and diaspora theory. Her recent publications include Cinema of Enchantment: Perso-Arabic Genealogies of the Hindi Masala Film (Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan 2015), Imagining Punjab, Punjabi, Punjabiyat in the Transnational Era (New York: Routledge 2015), Bhangra Moves: From Ludhiana to London and Beyond (Aldershot: Ashgate 2010), The Magic of Bollywood: At Home and Abroad (Delhi: Sage 2012), (with Chua Beng Huat) The Travels of Bollywood Cinema: From Bombay to LA (Delhi: OUP 2012) and (with Nandi Bhatia) Partitioned Lives: Narratives of Home, Resettlement and Displacement (Delhi: Pearson Education 2008)
Week 1: Introduction
The Art of Speaking
Encoding Meaning Using Verbal and Nonverbal Symbols
Cross Cultural Communication
Encoding Meaning Using Verbal Symbols
How Words Work and How to Use Words
Week 2: Nonverbal Communication
Encoding Meaning Using Nonverbal Symbols
How to Improve Body Language
Eye Communication, Facial Expression, Dress and Appearance
Posture and Movement, Gesture, Paralanguage
Role Plays and Activities
Week 3: Phonetics
Standard Language and Queen’s English
Phonemes of English: Vowels
Phonemes of English: Diphthongs and Consonants
Stress and Rhythm
Week 4: Voice and Delivery
Voice and Personality
How to Improve Voice
How to Improve Delivery
Volume, Modulation, Resonance
Week 5: Basic Conversational Skills
Greetings and making introductions
Asking for information and giving instructions
Agreeing and disagreeing
Week 6: Appearing in Interviews and taking Interviews
Appearing in an Interview
Conducting an Interview
Analysis of a bad interview
Analysis of a good interview
Week 7: Making and Assessing Presentations
How to Make Successful Presentations
How to Make Successful Presentations
Analysis of a Bad Presentation
Analysis of a Good Presentation
Week 8: Group Discussions and Meetings
Participating in a Meeting
Chairing a Meeting
Analysis of an ill conducted meeting
Analysis of a well conducted meeting
CERTIFICATION EXAM :
The exam is optional for a fee.
Date of Exam: March 31st 2019 (Sunday).
Time of Exam: Morning session 9am to 2 noon; Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.
Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of Best 6 out of 8 assignments
E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.