Syllabus | B. Ed. | CPS1: Language across the Curriculum

CPS1: Language across the Curriculum

S. No Topic Domain Hours
Unit – I Language and Communication

  • Language as a tool of Communication

Ø  Features of Language

Ø  Structure of Language

Ø  Functions of Language

Ø  Language and Power

  • Language Diversity in the context of India

Ø  Multilingualism: Nature and Scope

Ø  Multilingualism: As a Resource and a


Ø  Multilingual Classroom: Challenges

and Strategies to Cater to Diversity

  • Socio-cultural Variations in Languages:

Accents and Linguistic Variations




Must Know


Desirable to Know



Nice to Know

Unit – II Acquisition of Language skills

  • Acquisition of the Four Language Skills

Ø  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.

  • Reading and Writing

Ø  Relationship between Reading and


Ø  Oral and Silent Reading of Expository

Ø  Texts: Strategies; Comprehension;

Ø  Pre-Reading and Post Reading activities.

Ø  Schema Theory: Text structures and

reading in content areas

Ø  Characteristics of Good Handwriting;

Developing the Skill of Writing

Ø  Effective Compositions: Creative Writing,

Ø  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


Must Know






Desirable to Know






Nice to Know



 Tasks & Assignments: Any Two Activities

  • Participation in two Extempore Presentations: One Debate, One Paragraph writing and One Application writing
  • Write a Book review considering the following points:
  • Use of different registers of Language
  • Technical aspects of Language
  • Meaning conveyed in the Text
  • Design a Newsletter on the Basis of Academic & Co-curricular Activities held in your College.


Suggested Reading:

  • Agnihotri, R.K. & Khanna, A.L. (eds.) (1994). Second Language Acquisition. New Delhi: Sage Publications.
  • Agnihotri, R.K. (1999). Bachchon ki bhashaa seekhne ki kshamata, bhag 1or 2. Shaikshik Sandarbh. Bhopal: Eklavya Publications
  • Agnihotri, R.K. (2007). Hindi: An essential grammar. London: Routledge
  • Agnihotri, R.K. (2007). Towards a pedagogical paradigm rooted in multiliguality. International Mulilingual Research Journal, Vol.(2) 1-10
  • Agnihotri, R.K. and Vandhopadhyay, P.K. (ed.) (2000). Bhasha, Bhubhashita or Hindi: Ekanth samvaad, New Delhi: Shilalekh
  • Butler, A. and Turbill, J. (1984). Towards Reading-Writing Classroom. New York: Primary English Teaching Association Cornell University.
  • Krashen, S. (1982). Principles and practices in second language acquisition. Pergamon Press Inc.
  • Kumar, K. (2000). Childs language and the teacher. New Delhi: National Book Trust.
  • Mason, J. M. and Sinha, S. (1992). Emerging Literacy in the Early Childhood Years. New York: McMillan.