Communication for Professional Successis a coursebook of general English for the undergraduate level. The first part of the book, ‘Communication Skills and Language’, has units on interpersonal communication, spoken communication, vocabulary and common errors made by non-native users of English, and information transfer. The second part, ‘Reading for Enrichment’, has two carefully chosen texts that should be of interest to students, each followed by exercises in reading comprehension, communication skills and language. On the whole, the book offers students adequate opportunities to work on their language and communication skills through guidelines and examples as well as a variety of challenging exercises.
E. Suresh Kumar is Professor and Head, Department of English, University College of Engineering, Osmania University, and Director, Centre for English Language Training, Osmania University, Hyderabad.
B. Sandhya is Professor and Head, Department of English, GITAM University, and Chairperson, Board of Studies, Department of English, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam.
J. Savithri is Assistant Professor, Department of English, Osmania University, Hyderabad.
P. Sreehari is Assistant Professor, Department of English, Al-Jabal Al-Gharbi University, Libya
Part I: Communication Skills and Language
1. Interpersonal Communication
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Models of Interpersonal Relationship Development
2. Spoken Communication
Importance of Spoken Communication
Basics of Spoken English
3. Improving Vocabulary and Correcting Common Errors
Homonyms, Homophones, Homographs
Common Errors in English
Correction of Common Errors
4. Information Transfer
Maps and Plans
Note-making and Note-taking
Part II: Reading for Enrichment
5. Steve Jobs
6. Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya