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Communication English

DETAILS OF COURSE

1. COURSE NAME: COMMUNICATION ENGLISH

2. COURSE CODE: PI 1323 (BM)

3. NAME OF ACADEMIC STAFF:

MS Farha Uzaimi, M ed TESL, B ed TESL

4. PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOME (PLO)


Upon successful completion of this diploma programme, graduates will be able to:

Understand the concept of policing, investigation techniques of enforcement


agencies.

Manage, lead and use policing and investigation techniques to form effective and
efficient teams.

Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and the use of skills befitting an officer of


the enforcement agencies.

Apply the knowledge acquired to serve as officers of the enforcement agencies in


any public or private sector organization.

Understand the criminal justice system, the roles and functions of its three
component.

Understand the responsibility, need for cooperation and commitments for the
preservation of peace and safety through effective policing, enforcement and
investigation.

Understand crime and deviant behaviour, their causes, how to prevent and
investigate them.

5. RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME

This module is designed to enable students to learn and practice different ways of
communicating with people in their daily life, be it written or oral communication. With
this knowledge students would be able to identify and use different types of
communication methods. This will be very useful to them as it will increase their
confidence in communicating in English especially when they interact in the working
environment, in future.

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6. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

At the end of this module, the students will be able to:

Know how to manage language resource materials;


Expand their existing vocabulary;
Understand conventions of language production such as tenses, subject-verb
agreement and punctuation;
Use English language to communicate;
Effectively communicate in English.

7. SEMESTER AND YEAR TAUGHT: Year 1 Semester 3

8. STUDENT LEARNING TIME

Face to Face
L=Lecture, T=Tutorial, P=Practical
O=Others* Total Guided and Independent
Learning
TOTAL STUDENT
*site visit, seminar, workshop, project
LEARNING TIME etc.
(SLT)
L T P O Guided Independent
33 9 0 0 42 85

127/40 = 3.175

9. CREDIT VALUE: 3

10. PREREQUISITE: Nil

11. COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES (CLO)

At the end of this module students will be able to:

Demonstrate the knowledge and application of resource materials.


Explain word relations and formation as part of their active lexis.
Demonstrate understanding of the application of language conventions.
Display grammatical accuracy.
Demonstrate the knowledge and application of the illocutionary act of oral discourse.
Demonstrate knowledge and application of the various communicative functions.

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Communicate effectively.

12. TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

The knowledge for basic communication English can be transferred to some of the other
modules in the course as part of the language competencies required for learning

13. TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

Students will be given notes and handouts before each class and they are required to
read ahead before they are being explained by the lecturer in the class. This is to
enable students to have their own understanding on areas to be discussed and to seek
lecturers explanation on grey areas. Exercises in the form of tutorials, assignments, quiz
and presentations will be conducted to assess students understanding on the topic.

14. SYNOPSIS

This module deals with effective communication skills in the English language. The
objective is to equip students with the knowledge on how to handle and manage
materials resources especially dictionaries and books. Students will also have to build up
their vocabulary through an understanding of word formation and word relations.
Reiteration of basic conventions of language production like tenses, subject-verb
agreement and punctuation will also be covered. A large portion of the module will be
dedicated to reintroducing students to the common communicative functions of
language, especially the illocutionary aspects of oral discourse

15. MODE OF DELIVERY


Lectures, tutorials and collaborative learning strategies

Approaches:
Deductive, Socrative, Situational, ILS, Mastery Learning, Problem based and Outcome
based Learning.

Participation/Quiz 5%
First Test 10 %
16. ASSESSMENT METHODS Second Test 10 %
AND TYPES: Assignment 15 %
Group 20 %
Discussions/Presentations
Final Examination 40 %

TOTAL 100 %

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17. Mapping of the Programme Objectives to the ProgrammeLearning Outcomes


Programme
Learning
Outcomes

PLO2

PLO3

PLO4

PLO5

PLO6

PLO7
PLO1
(PLO)

Programme
Objectives
2 1 2 2 1 1 2
PO 1
2 1 2 2 1 1 1
PO 2
2 2 1 1 1 1 1
PO 3
1 2 2 1 1 11 1
PO 4
1 2 2 1 2 1 2
PO 5

LEGEND
1 = related to PO
2 = partial fulfillment of the PO
3 = total fulfillment of the PO

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES (PO)

PO 1 Know how to manage language resource materials.


PO 2 Expand their existing vocabulary.
PO 3 Understand conventions of language production such as tenses, subject-verb agreement
and punctuation.
PO 4 Use English language to communicate .
PO 5 Effectively communicate in English.

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PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLO)

PLO 1 Understand the concept of policing, investigation techniques of enforcement agencies.

PLO 2 Manage, lead and use policing and investigation techniques to form effective and efficient teams.

PLO 3 Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and the use of skills befitting an officer of the
enforcement agencies.

PLO 4 Apply the knowledge acquired to serve as officers of the enforcement agencies in any public or
private sector organization.

PLO 5 Understand the criminal justice system, the roles and functions of its three component.

PLO 6 Understand the responsibility, need for cooperation and commitments for the preservation of
peace and safety through effective policing, enforcement and investigation.

PLO 7 Understand crime and deviant behaviour, their causes, how to prevent and investigate them.

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18. Mapping of the Course Learning Outcomes to the ProgrammeLearning Outcomes


Programme
Learning Delivery Assessment
Outcomes Methods Methods

PLO2

PLO3

PLO4

PLO5

PLO6

PLO7
PLO1
(PLO)
Course
Learning
Outcomes
(CLO)
Case study,
Lecture
CLO 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 Assignment
Discussion
and Exam
Case study,
Lecture
CLO 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 Assignment
Discussion
and Exam
Case study,
Lecture
CLO 3 1 2 2 3 1 1 2 Assignment
Discussion
and Exam
Case study,
Lecture
CLO 4 2 2 3 3 1 1 2 Assignment
Discussion
and Exam
Case study,
Lecture
CLO 5 2 2 3 3 1 1 2 Assignment
Discussion
and Exam
Case study,
Lecture
CLO 6 2 2 3 3 1 2 2 Assignment
Discussion
and Exam
Case study,
Lecture
CLO 7 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 Assignment
Discussion
and Exam

LEGEND
1 = related to PLO without formal assessment
2 = partial fulfilment of the PLO with formal assessment
3 = total fulfilment of PLO with formal assessment

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES (CLO)

CLO 1 Demonstrate the knowledge and application of resource materials.


CLO 2 Explain word relations and formation as part of their active lexis.
CLO 3 Demonstrate understanding of the application of language conventions.
CLO 4 Display grammatical accuracy.
CLO 5 Demonstrate the knowledge and application of the illocutionary act of oral discourse.
CLO 6 Demonstrate knowledge and application of the various communicative functions.
CLO 7 Communicate effectively.

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PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLO)

PLO 1 Understand the concept of policing, investigation techniques of enforcement agencies.

PLO 2 Manage, lead and use policing and investigation techniques to form effective and efficient teams.

PLO 3 Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and the use of skills befitting an officer of the
enforcement agencies.

PLO 4 Apply the knowledge acquired to serve as officers of the enforcement agencies in any public or
private sector organization.

PLO 5 Understand the criminal justice system, the roles and functions of its three component.

PLO 6 Understand the responsibility, need for cooperation and commitments for the preservation of
peace and safety through effective policing, enforcement and investigation.

PLO 7 Understand crime and deviant behaviour, their causes, how to prevent and investigate them.

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19. CONTENT OUTLINE:

Lecture Tutorial Independent


Week Course Content (Hours) (Hours) Learning
(Hours)

1 INTRODUCTION TO THE MODULE 1 5

LANGUAGE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 2


Dictionary skills
Book Skills

2 VOCABULARY 3 5
Synonyms, Antonyms, Collocations.
Compound words,
Parts of speech.

PORTFOLIO ITEM 1-2

3 VOCABULARY 3 5
Countable and uncountable nouns,
Forming Plural Nouns,
Regular and Irregular Nouns
Pronouns and possessives

PORTFOLIO ITEM 3-6

4 VOCABULARY 3 10
Affixes
Formation of Nouns from Verbs
Formation of Nouns from Adjectives
Formation of Adjectives/Adverbials

PORTFOLIO ITEM 7-10

5 ADMINISTRATION OF FIRST TEST 1 5

GRAMMAR IN USE 2
Simple Present Tense,
Simple Past Tense

6 GRAMMAR IN USE 3 5
Simple Future Tens
Subject-verb Agreement

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7 GRAMMAR IN USE 3 5
Common errors in language use
Punctuation
Capitalization

8 COMMUNICATIVE FUNCTIONS IN LANGUAGE 3 5


Greetings and introduction
Conversation Endings/Farewells

9 ADMINISTRATION OF SECOND TEST 1 5

COMMUNICATIVE FUNCTIONS IN LANGUAGE 2


Making Declaratives
Making Interrogatives

10 COMMUNICATIVE FUNCTIONS IN LANGUAGE 3 5


Making Assertions
Agreeing and Disagreeing

11 COMMUNICATIVE FUNCTIONS IN LANGUAGE 3 5


Clarifications
Suggestions
Counter-suggestions

12 COMMUNICATIVE FUNCTIONS IN LANGUAGE 3 5


Giving Directives
Body Language

13 LANGUAGE USE IN MASS MEDIA 3 5


Communicating using ICT tools like
Social networking media
Emails
Telephony Skills

14 REVISION 3 15

TOTAL SLT 33 9 85

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20. REFERENCES

1. Communicate Clearly, Robert Heller, 2002 Penguin Books Ltd.


2. The Ultimate Business Presentation, Andrew Leigh Arrow Books Ltd 202,
3. Communication Skills for the Workplace, Nor Azni Abdullah, 2007 August Publishing
4. Model Business Letters, Email and other Business Documents by Shirley Taylor,
2002 Pearson Education Ltd
5. Professional Communication in International Settings by YulingPan, 2002 Blackwell
Publishers
6. The Concise Adair on Communication and Presentation Skills, Neil Thomas 2003,
Thorogood

21. OTHER ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Independent learning is provided essentially for students to explore the subject matter at
their own time and pace. All aspects of their assignment or course works are to be
carried out during these periods. Students are expected to do library research, internet
research, field observations, and discussions with industry practitioners. A portion of
the marks for all assignments and course works are allocated for independent learning.
The award of appropriate marks for the assignment or course work is dependent upon
the evidence shown for the conduct of independent learning.

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