Professional Communicative English – B Pharmacy University First Year English Subject Details

Professional Communicative English - B Pharmacy University First Year English Subject Details

Professional communicative English is one of the important and even scoring subject in the Pharmacy university education. This subject based on the language proficiency and how to present professionally. It is a Theory based teaching class with mid and final examination.
Universities has designed this subject so as the student must have some basic command of English that is he/she must be able to write grammatically correct English. Students needs to understand ( if not use ) at least some 2500 general purpose words of English to express himself in writing and 1500 words to talk about day-to-day events and experiences of life. This makes students understand slowly-delivered spoken material in Standard Indian English , and speak reasonably clearly ( if not fluently ) on routine matters with his fellow students.


Course outcome:

To help the students to develop some key concepts like context of communication, writing, reading comprehension, speaking, group discussion, telephonic conversations and language comprehension.

Contents of the syllabus:

  •  Grammar – Structure of sentences – Active / Passive Voice – Direct / Indirect Narration
  •  Essay – Descriptive – Comparative – Argumentative – Thesis statement- Structure of opening /concluding paragraphs – Body of the essay
  •  Reading Comprehension – Global – Contextual – Inferential – Select passages from recommended text  Business Correspondence – Letter Writing – Formal. Drafting. Biodata- Resume- Curriculum Vitae  Report Writing – Structure , Types of report – Practice Writing
  •  Communication / Public Speaking skills , Features of effective speech, verbal-nonverbal Group discussion – principle – practice

Reference books:

Professional Communicative English - B Pharmacy University First Year English Subject Details


To help the students to develop some key concepts like context of communication, writing, reading comprehension, speaking, group discussion, telephonic conversations and language comprehension.

Reference books:

  1. Mark MaCormack : “Communication”
  2. John Metchell “ How to write reports”
  3. L. Gartside , “Model Business Letters” , Pitman.
  4. Longman , “Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English” (or ‘Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary of Current English, OUP.
  5. Maxwell Nurnberg and Rosenblum Morris , “All About Words” , General Book Depot.

 Grammar – Structure of sentences – Active / Passive Voice – Direct / Indirect Narration
 Essay – Descriptive – Comparative – Argumentative – Thesis statement- Structure of opening /concluding paragraphs – Body of the essay
 Reading Comprehension – Global – Contextual – Inferential – Select passages from recommended text  Business Correspondence – Letter Writing – Formal. Drafting. Biodata- Resume- Curriculum Vitae  Report Writing – Structure , Types of report – Practice Writing
 Communication / Public Speaking skills , Features of effective speech, verbal-nonverbal Group discussion – principle – practice
Reference books: