Courses Catalogue

English Language Skills

COURSE CODE: UCC 1101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Arts (Primary), B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

1.   PARTS OF SPEECH (9 hours)

1.1 Nouns

1.2 Pronouns

1.3 Verbs

1.4 Adjectives

1.5 Adverbs

1.6 Conjunctions

1.7 Prepositions

1.8 Prepositions 

1.9 Interjections

2.0 TENSES (6 hours)

2.1 Present simple

2.2 Past Simple

2.3Present Perfect

2.4 Present Perfect Continuous

2.5 Past Perfect

2.6 Past Perfect Continuous

2.7 Past Continuous

2.8 Present Continuous

2.9 Future simple

 3.0 REQUEST AND INVITATIONAL PHRASES (3 hours)

3.1 How to use „will‟ and „would‟

3.2 How to use „shall‟ and „should‟

3.3 How to use „can‟ and „could‟

3.4 How to use „may‟ and „might‟

4.0 INTRODUCTION TO WRITING (6 hours)

4.1 Sentences

4.2 Paragraphs

4.3 Phrases and clauses

5.0  PUNCTUATION(3 hours)

5.1  Use of Punctuation marks

6.0 AFFIRMATIVE NEGATIVE AND INTERROGATIVE SENTENCES  (3 hours)

7.0 PASSIVE AND ACTIVE VOICES  (3 hours)

8.0 DIRECT AND INDIRECT SPEECH  (3 hours)

8.1 Punctuation in direct speech

8.2 Divided Direct Speech

8.3 Tense change in direct speech and Direct speech.

8.4 Change in question in direct speech

8.5 Changes in commands/ imperatives

9.0 COMPOSITION WRITING  (3 hours)

Types of composition writing

Written composition

10.0 LETTER WRITING  (3 hours)

10.1 Formal letters

10.2 Social letters

11.0 PROVERBS AND IDIOMS  (3 hours)

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Documentaries

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes