Courses Catalogue

The Productive And Receptive Of Communication

COURSE CODE: ENL 1201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Arts (Primary), B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COMMUNICATION (9 hours)

  •   The art of communication
  •   The communication process
  •   What makes good communication?

THE RECEPTIVE SKILLS OF COMMUNICATION

Listening (9 hours)

  •  The social context of listening
  •   The characteristics of effective listening
  •   Skills to develop for effective listening
  •   Sources of listening problems
  •   Correcting of poor listening habits
  •   Attitudes to develop for effective listening

Reading (9 hours)

  •   Effective reading
  •   Types of reading
  •   Reading skills for different purposes
  •   Speed reading
  •   Poor reading habits and correcting poor reading habits

THE PRODUCTIVE SKILLS OF COMMUNICATION

Speaking (9 hours)

  •   Features of spoken English: Segmental and non-segmental
  •   Effective speaking skills
  •   The comprehension of spoken English
  •   Conversational skills
  •   Functional speaking context: public speaking and presentations, seminars and tutorials, interviews, telephone skills, introductions, vote of thanks.

Writing (9 hours)

  •   The fundamentals of the writing process
  •   Types of essay writing
  •   Academic writing
  •   Variations in style in relation to content
  •   Functional writing contexts: letter writing, report writing, formal correspondence, journalistic writing, minute writing.

TEACHING-LEARNING METHODS

  •   Lectures
  •   Reading assignments
  •   Practical assignments
  •   Discussions

TEACHING-LEARNING MATERIALS

  •   Whiteboard and markers
  •   Flip charts
  •   LCD Projectors
  •   CDs, DVDs and Tapes