B.A.LLB (Hons.)
5 Yrs.
I
English-I

Curriculum Planning of English – I

Evaluation
Internal Continuous Evaluation   50%
(Project Presentation+ Viva/
Moot Court + Mid – Term Exams)
End –Term
Examination  50%

Course Preamble: Acquisition of Language skills is an essential part of professional studies. As a result of globalization and the availability of jobs in Multinational Corporation, the learning of English language has become essential for professional growth. Every student today is expected to comprehend and express in the English language. This requires a systematic development of all the four language skills i.e. Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. This course will address all language skills, with emphasis on grammar, comprehension, writing skills, speaking and interactive skills. In addition to this the students need to acquire knowledge of legal terminology foreign expression legal maxims and basic legal vocabulary so, that they are able to understand legal documents and Judgments. Course – I and Course – II aim at facilitating students to understand clearly,  write correctly, express accurately, speak more fluently and thus become better equipped to participate actively and skillfully in their law school classes seminars and project presentations.

Course Objective: To make students to:

  1. participate actively in discussions, debates, & simulations
  2. give impromptu speeches and prepared presentations
  3. read, comprehend and summarize articles
  4. learn common legal vocabulary and collocations as well as key legal concepts
  5. learn typical formats for writing and practice writing skills
  6. prepare power-point presentations
  7. receive extensive feedback on their oral and written skills 

Contents

Module no.

Topic

Learning Objectives At the end of the session the student should be able to

Teaching Guidelines

Methodology

Time

I

Vocabulary building

  • Synonyms

Antonyms

  • Homonyms, Homophones

& Words often confused

  • One words substitutes

  • Ability to write synonyms, and antonyms of different words and use appropriate words in sentences.
  • Ability to use homonyms,  homophones and words often confused  in sentences

 

  • Explaining the difference  in  usage of words having  similar meaning
  • Explaining the meanings and usages of words often confused due to similarity in spelling and/or sound
  • Practice sheets for

finding the synonyms and antonyms of different words

  • Practice sheets for choosing the appropriate word as used in sentences.
6 Hrs.

 

 

6 Hrs.

II

Reading, Listening, and Comprehension skills
  • Ability to read and   understand and answer questions
  • Ability to listen and understand and answer questions
  • Reading and Listening long passages for information.
  • Reading and Listening long passages for details and implied meaning

 

  • Practice sheets for short and long passages
  • Audio tapes for short conversations, interview and speeches

III

Use of Tenses,
Sentence structure and different types of  simple and complex affirmative, negative. interrogative sentences.Writing and Translation
  • Ability to construct different types of  simple and complex affirmative, negative. interrogative sentences and sentences beginning with there is, this is etc.
  • Explanation of different patterns of sentence structures with examples
  • Explanation of usage of tenses
  • Practice sheets for different types of sentences
  • Practice sheets for filling in verbs in difference tenses

Mid –term Examination

IV

Usage & common errors in English Error in different part of speech: Error in Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives, Adverbs, Prepositions etc.
  • Ability of write correct sentences
  • Ability to spot errors in different part of speech
  • Ability to write sentences with correct subject verb combination
  • Ability to improve sentence structure
  • Explanation of common errors in subject verb concord, nouns, pronouns etc.
  • Explanation of errors in sentence structure.
  • Practice worksheets for finding errors and correcting them
  • Practice sheets for improving sentence structure

 

6 Hrs.

6 Hrs.

V

Writing skills
Descriptive, narrative and reflective paragraphsLayout and structure of formal letters
  • Ability to write  different types of paragraphs
  • Ability to write formal, legal and commercial letters
  • Ability to write short essays
  • Explanation of development of points in writing a paragraph
  • Explanation of layout and structure of letter
  • Explanation of different part of essay
  • Practice in writing different types of paragraphs
  • Practice in writing different types of letters
  • Practice in writing short essays

VI

Speaking skills
Introducing oneselfConversations between two student  on a given topic /role playImpromptu speech on a given topicsGiving presentations
  • Ability to speak in English
  • Ability to talk on a given to topic in pares
  • Ability to speak on a particular topic
  • To prepare and give presentations.
  • Helping students develop confidence in speaking
  • Teaching students to prepare PPT and give presentations
  • Practice sessions for conversation  for role play

End- Term Examination