Compulsory English Course for First Year Students

​​The Department of English Language Teaching offers compulsory credit bearing courses to the undergraduates of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, where all the students of the faculty are given English instruction/exposure of two hours on each working day (from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.) providing 150 hours of teaching learning exposure per semester and 300 hours per academic year offering six credits for the two semesters.

The overall objective of this English programme is to enhance students’ knowledge of English through the development of their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Consequently, students’ confidence to use the language competently will be heightened eliminating any hesitation or fear towards English. This is approached through the integration of a variety of language and personality development activities such as drama, singing, poetry recitation, presentations, library sessions, critical reading sessions, LMS sessions and developing concentration through meditation. The course structure is quite distinguished to that of a conventional language class.

The key focus of the curriculum is to present the language through a context, which had proven to be a very effective mode of language acquisition. The students who have successfully completed this programme are expected to have gained a sound knowledge of the structures of English language as well as be competent in communicating in English. Thus, they will be more desirable candidates for the corporate sector.1