Learning English And Communication Skills
English courses incorporate English for general and specific academic purposes envisaging its diverse nature in the international community as Lingua franca and also Tyrannosaurus rex. Besides, in heterogeneous classes as offered in this institute, specificity is usefully exploited to highlight disciplinary differences in speaking and writing through rhetorical consciousness raising. Upholding the publicity of individuality, eccentricity as well as collectivity by imparting awareness through literature and promoting learning in collaboration and competition, the department targets linguistic and communicative competence for learners so as to enable them move swiftly in their respective disciplinary discourses, communities, and cultures. Divergent attitudes spread along a continuum from respecting knowledge to valuing its extension are regarded highly. Previous learning experiences are reinforced with adequate teaching styles, extended writing assignments, oral presentations, listening comprehension tasks and analyses of real texts. Learners are encouraged to commit to a critical and combative stance. Time and space spent with the department is said to be fugacious as pleasure and action of learning make the hours seem short.