CPS 1: Language Across the Curriculum

Course Description: This course in the broadest sense aims at enabling students to manage the diverse discourse functions involved in academic and professional work and thus at developing language proficiency for active participation in the relevant discourses.

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Learning Objectives
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Teaching Guidelines




Language and Communication

  • Language as a tool of Communication
  • Features of Language
  •  Structure of Language
  • Functions of Language
  • Language and Power
  • Enumerate different roles of language
  • Describe features of language
  • Recognize power of language in communicating ideas
To cover various aspects of language; its functions and features; power of language in communication; role of language in dissemination of ideas and information
  • Didactic
  • Student Interactive Sessions
  • Power Point Presentation
  • Visit to Language Lab

4 Hrs


Language Diversity in the context of India

  • Multilingualism: Nature and Scope
  • Multilingualism: As a Resource and a Strategy
  • Multilingual Classroom: Challenges and Strategies to Cater to Diversity
  • Socio-cultural Variations in Languages: Accents and Linguistic Variations
  • Explain multilingualism and become intra-culturally and inter-culturally sensitive, knowledgeable and skilled
  • Enhance knowledge acquisition through Language across the Curriculum Approach
  • Use language in all domains in each learning activity in the school
  • Link different forms and aspects of language education within the school, particularly emphasizing the role of language in all subject matter learning
To cover diversity and multilingualism of our country; exploring scope of multilingualism; challenges in a multilingual classroom; linguistic variations in India
  • Power Point Presentations
  • Student interactive sessions
  • Group Discussion


6 Hrs


Acquisition of Language skills

  • Acquisition of the Four Language Skills
  • Listening and Speaking Skills: Developing Pronunciation by Phonic Drills, Developing Vocabulary by listening to the usage of new words in different contexts and meaning making.
  • Improve their pronunciation by drill and practice
  • Acquire conceptual literacy and discourse competence for subject specific use and thus acquiring new varieties of language use.
To cover relevance of four language skills i.e. listening, speaking, reading and writing; discuss listening and speaking skill in detail
  • Power Point Presentations
  •  Group Discussion


7 Hrs


Reading and Writing

  • Relationship between Reading and Writing.
  • Oral and Silent Reading of Expository Texts: Strategies; Comprehension;
  • Pre-Reading and Post Reading activities.
  • Schema Theory: Text structures and reading in content area
  • Apply existing language proficiency in new contexts and transformation of this proficiency unto a higher level of cognitive academic use.
  • Identify, select and integrate information in connection with specific text types, tasks and materials
To cover skill of reading and writing in detail; describe strategies for development of these skills and theories related to text structures in content area
  • Didactic
  • Student Interactive Sessions
  • Problem based learning
  • Visit to language lab


6 Hrs


  • Characteristics of Good Handwriting; Developing the Skill of Writing
  • Effective Compositions: Creative Writing, Letter Writing: Formal, Informal (emphasis on the letters which the teachers write in schools)
  • Developing Effective Presentations by integration of the four language skills effectively: Principles and Procedure
  • Master the skill of writing effective compositions
  • Integrate all the four language skills effectively



To cover various aspects of a good handwriting; meaning and composition of creative writing; principles of integration of all the four skills

  • Problem based learning
  • Power Point Presentations
  • Didactic

9 Hrs