Bridge Courses

A Bridge Course in English for newly admitted students is conducted every year before the commencement of the first semester classes by the Department of English. The main objective of the course is to bridge the gap between subjects studied at Higher Secondary level and subjects they would be studying in Graduation. The syllabus for the course is framed in such a way that they get basic knowledge on the subjects that they would be learning through graduation. This two-week student enhancement and development programme is devised for overall grooming and enhancement of the students’ fraternity with a special punctuation for students from rural and semi rural community.

Objectives
  • To bridge the gap between school and collegiate education to meet the students communicative requirements
  • To prepare the students for a classroom atmosphere in which English is the medium of instruction.
  • To help the students acquire the basic LSRW skills.
Methodology

A Curriculum is framed separately in each of the subjects, for Bridge Course in English. During the first week after the commencement of the classes, the bridge course curriculum is delivered to the students in various disciplines. A post bridge course test is conducted after the completion of bridge course syllabus to assess the ability of student’s suggestions is given to students for improvisation.

Syllabus for Bridge Course

  • Basic English Grammar
  • Word building and their usage
  • Idioms and phrases
  • Sentence formation and transformation
  • Listening and speaking skills mainly concentrating on conversation
  • Interview skills
  • Developing listening, reading, writing and speaking skills
  • Comprehension
  • Precise writing, paragraph and report writing
  • Public speaking, group discussion, debate, declamation contest and extempore speech
  • Profile writing
  • Resume preparation
  • How to use the dictionary?
  • How to read the news paper?

Outcome

After the completion of the Bridge Course in English, there was a significant progress in the Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing skills of the students. Students who had tremendous stage fear were able to overcome it and speak fluently in English. They could easily take part in Group Discussions and exhibit their views in English. Students who had Tamil as the medium of instruction at the school level gained confidence to speak and write in English.

 

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