Saturday, 31 October 2015

Learning Words


Lexis and structure make up a language. Words are sounds that are combined in particular ways to project a message (physical/mental), and structures are how words are arranged to convey thoughts.

Is it enough if we know what a word means? (meaning) While speaking, words are pronounced (pronunciation and stress) and while writing, words are spelt (spelling). We also need to know its form—a noun or verb and also its role—noun as a noun or verb (word class). We need to know the letters that we can attach to make more words (affixes). Certain words usually combine with certain other words (collocations). Words can give negative or positive colour in addition to their denotations (connotations). It’s good to know other words that can replace a given word without altering its basic meaning [synonyms (antonyms)]. We need to learn how to arrange words in a given order (SVO/C/A) and how and what they combine with (patterns VNN/V-ing/to-infinitive or word with particles/prepositions). Equally important it is to know where a word can be used or may not be used (speaker-listener relationship—formal or informal).

A non-native learner doesn’t have the benefit of a live society to pick up words in their several aspects. The teacher and the coursebooks are their major resources. They listen to the teacher, read the coursebooks, practise in speaking, reading and writing to the best of their ability.

A word can have one meaning or multiple meanings. This can be learnt only through courebooks and the use of a dictionary. Non-native learners get to learn pronunciation and syllable stress from their class teacher (aural-oral)---‘photography’ and ‘photograph’, ‘content’ as noun and adjective), master spelling through the eye and the hand –‘scene’ and ‘seen’,  learn to identify their brand and their role. Practice enables them to form more words through prefixes and suffixes--employ, employed, employer, employee, employable, employment, unemployable, unemployed, unemployment. With time, they learn and appreciate collocations: ‘bear the brunt of’, ‘on the brink of defeat’, connotations like ‘slim, skinny, lean, thin’, ‘slender’, ‘stare, glare, look, see’, synonyms like ‘ignore’, ‘disregard, ‘neglect’, verb, noun, adjective patterns, simple, compound, complex. And then of course learn to differentiate between formal and informal relationships and how they influence our choice of lexis and structure.

However, classroom learning can only do so much. For instance, meanings, spellings, pronunciation, stress can be consciously learnt. Why, even affixes can be gathered. But collocations, connotations, structures? Learning synonym bunches can mislead for most synonyms are only synonymous and a hundred percent replacement is a rarity. The relationship context cannot be replicated in the classroom.

Learning all these (ten) aspects of umpteen words, internalising them within the limited classroom environment is going to be a touch ask in a non-native environment. Listening to and taking part in genuine day-to-day conversations is next to impossible, especially in the case of learners who go through the formal curriculum in their regional language. While pronunciation and word stress can pose a problem, watching films and reading fiction and non-fiction can be good substitutes as far as using English for all practical purposes is concerned. Here the subconscious comes into play and absorbs like a sponge, stores knowledge and offers us the right lexis and structure when speaking or writing, to our own surprise.


The ratio between the conscious and the subconscious should be in the range of 30:70. 

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Posts organised thematically


Theme-based arrangement
To ease visitors’ accessibility to my posts, I’ve arranged them thematically: listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, teaching, learning and general etc.

Arrangement of posts in boxes
Guide to visitors
Gratitude to visitors
General—soft skills
Job-related posts
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1. Listening
2. Speaking
3. Reading
4. Writing
5. Vocabulary
6. Grammar
7. Teaching
8. Learning
9. General—English language
10. Pronunciation
11. My published books


Guide to visitors
132  Theme-based arrangement                              October 2015
131  Guide to locating posts                                    October 2015    




Gratitude to visitors
125   A big thanks                                                                  October 2015
102   happy tidings                                                                 July 2015                             
  68   a dream come true                                                         June 2015
  58   request to visitors                                                          December 2014



 
General
122   a story worth reading                                                          October 2015
119   to be or not to be—texting                                                  October 2015
114   for parents                                                                           September 2015
  64   history of Thelugu new year’s day                                     March 2015
  61  how to have a small waist                                                    February 2015
  48  a critique on ‘The Argumentative Indian’ by Amartya Sen July 2014
  20  a case for Indian grammar of English                                  December 2013
  19  etiquette, word games, information                                      November 2013   
  01  Grammar Educates                                                               October 2013
  40  the nitty-gritties                                                                    May 2014
  39  know who we are                                                                 May 2014
  36  Indian English                                                                      April 2014
  33  pearls                                                                                    April 2014
  28  check list                                                                              February 2014

Soft Skills
  44    creativity                                                                              May 2014
  43    decision-making                                                                   May 2014
  42    positive thinking                                                                   May 2014
  41    relationship                                                                            May 2014
  27    managing people                                                                  February 2014
  26    negotiation                                                                             February 2014
  21    presentation skills and strategies                                           February 2014




Job-related
  62  caution to job seekers                                                               February 2015
  56  job interviews                                                                           October 2014
  53   job application letters                                                              August 2014
  30    campus to company                                                                February 2014 




1. Listening
100   discussion series 32—ELT Resources                                    October 2015
         Topic 117
         What kind of techniques really help learners to get better at listening—
         Nick Edwards
  93  discussion series 25—ELT Professionals around the World    June 2015
        Topic 89
        Key Aspects of a Listening Lesson—David Deubelbeiss
  24    active listening                                                                        February 2014




2. Speaking
129   Brainstorming                                                                          October 2015 
128   Interview by telephone                                                            October 2015
127   Personal interviews—skills                                                     October 2015
100   discussion series 32—ELT Resources                                    June 2015
         Topic 117
         What makes a successful speaker in English—Nick Edwards
          Topic 125
          One student asked: I want to speak English as fluently as native speakers.
          Leila boussena
99  discussion series 31—Professional English Teachers Network   June 2015
       Topic 98
       Tips on how to run on to one conversation—Said Ibrahim
      Topic 103
      There are some students who are afraid to talk in straight English in front of
      their classmates. What can be done to lessen the public speaking anxiety?
       Rodel Bryan Valdez
 93  discussion series 25—ELT Professionals around the World      June 2015
      Topic 83
      A member said she was looking for ideas to help her students speak and not 
      clam up in open class.
 92 discussion series 24—ELT Professionals around the World       June 2015
      Topic 61
      How would you test someone’s interpersonal communication skills? 
      Ferd Roeboom
 90 discussion series 22—ELT Professionals around the World        June 2015
      Topic 59
      When your students ask you, what is the best way of improving 
      speaking? What are your suggestions? Let me know. –Nzl MT

 86  discussion series 18—ELT Professionals around the World        June 2015
       Topic 55
       I am looking for ideas to make students speak more in open class. My students 
       speak in pair and group work but clam up when I pose a question to the class. 
       Grateful for all ideas here. Marjorie Rosenberg
  29    speech making                                                                             February 2014




3. Reading
70  discussion series 02—EFL English as a foreign language                 June 2015
      Topic 21
      There was a request to suggest novels for students below upper intermediate.
63.  speed reading                                                                                     February 2015
50    key to reading comprehension questions                                          July 2014
49    reading comprehension exercises                                                     July 2014
22    re-gifted reading                                                                               February 2014




4. Writing
130   Editing                                                                                       October 2015
124   Taking Notes                                                                             October 2015
  99  discussion series 31—Professional English Teachers Network June 2015
         Topic 104
         What is your best advice for people trying to improve their writing style?
         Tenya Suprykina
          Topic 105
          Can you suggest me how to write a recommendation letter in order to
           Pursue my Masters abroad.  Leone Agnes
  98   discussion series 30—Professional English Teachers Network  June 2015  
        Topic 97
        Essay writing: Where is the flare????—James Donahue
  93  discussion series 25—ELT Professionals around the World       June 2015
        Topic 64
        Could you please tell me about the useful methods of improving students’
        writing? How could it be facilitated?  Reza Baharloui
        topic 74
        Mystery Quiz—Heath Jeffrey
    59  Nick Baron of Grammarly—why writing skills matter              February 2015
    38  summary writing                                                                         May 2014
    31  statement of purpose (SOP)                                                        March 2014
    25. essay writing                                                                              February  2014



 Vocabulary
123   Some Idioms                                                                                    October 2015
100   discussion series 32—ELT Resources                                            October 2015
         Topic 120
         When to use these: ‘since’, ‘for’, ‘as’ and ‘because’?—K R Lakshminarayanan
         Topic 121
         What is the difference between home and house?—umesh sharma
         What to do if you do not know the meaning of a word in class?—Nick Edwards
         Topic 128
         What is the best way to teach vocabulary?—Nick Edwards
   99  discussion series 31—Professional English Teachers Network     October 2015
         Topic 100
         Pick up or fetch?—anjali chatterji 
  93   discussion series 25—ELT Professionals around the World         June 2015
        Topic 78
         Words with a story—K R Lakshminarayanan
   87  discussion series 19—ELT Professionals around the World         June 2015
         Topic 56
         Can synonyms be substituted for each other?  K R Lakshminarayanan
   70  discussion series 02—EFL English as a foreign language            June 2015
         Topic 29  
         Collocations—K R Lakshminarayanan
         Topic 35
         A famous person need not be popular, need they be? K R Lakshminarayanan
   69 discussion series 01—EFL English as a foreign language            June 2015
          Due to or owing to—K R Lakshminarayanan
   52   key to vocabulary exercises                                                         August 2014
   51   vocabulary exercises                                                                    August 2014





6. Grammar
121   contronyms                                                                                   October 2015
120   ten rules you can forget                                                                October 2015
113   nine corrections that make smart people look silly                      September 2015
100   discussion series 32—ELT Resources                                         June 2015
         Topic 118
         Can’t a verb be used in the plural after ‘who’?—K R Lakshminarayanan 
         Topic 119
         Can ‘no’, ‘correct’ or ‘right’ be used in place of question tags? K R L
         Topic 122
        6 ways to use the verb ‘go’: http://youtu.be/gDLX3jqkEhI via YouTube--Nick
        Topic 130
        What is the most difficult part of English grammar?—Nick Edwards
        Topic 132
        ‘Why was the poor man felt sad?—Why was the conductor refuse to take the frog
          On a ride” Are there any rules for this kind auxiliary error?—Arzoo Baker
   99 discussion series 31—Professional English Teachers Network    June 2015 
        Topic 101    
        Hi all, Any excellent English (UK) grammar reference books recommended
         For all learning in  order to achieve proficient level from only fluent? 
           Jason W Y Chee
        Topic 102
         Ha, ha…, the poor old apostrophe seems to be suffering yet again.  
         Victor Romain
         Topic 107
         The use of ‘can’ and ‘may’—anjali chatterji
        Topic 109
         Let us look at simple prepositions: in, at, on, to , of and for. Is there any text
         That defines their usage. How do you make learners understand their usage? 
         Prof Iyer
         Topic 110
         Who is/who are—Mansoureh IR
         Topic 111
         Could anyone explain why these sentences are ambiguous, please?
1.      They are eating apples.  
2. The lamb is too hot to eat.
         3. What annoys him is being ignored by his best friend.
         4. They are building a small arms factory.
97   discussion series 29—Professional English Teachers Network    June 2015
       Topic 96
       I wonder why many teahers use ‘English teaher’ instead of ‘teacher 
       of English’ or ‘English language teacher’ when talking about their 
        profession. They confuse profession with nationality.—
        Jessica Hermosilla Magaña
 96    discussion series 28—ELT Professionals around the World        June 2015
        Topic 95
        What common ‘mistakes’ do native speakers make?—David Dubelbeiss
 95   discussion series 27—ELT Professionals around the World          June 2015
          Topic 94 
          Lack of an important wh question in English—Naghizade Mohammad
  93  discussion series 25—ELT Professionals around the World          June 2015
        Topic 71 
        As a result, consequently hence; The meanings of these linkers seem to be same,
        Can they be substitute each other…? Mehmet Deniz
        Topic 72
        Error correction: Does it help?  Thomas Keller
        Topic 75
        Is this sentence correct? The team whom Mrs perea guided performed well 
        at the debate.--Kumari Amaradasa
        Topic 79
       Use of will in first person interrogation—K R Lakshminarayanan
        Topic 80
        Can ‘no’, ‘correct’ or ‘right’ be used in place of question tags? 
         KR Lakshminarayanan
        Topic 84
        How good is your grammar? Quiz—Angus Proctor
        Topic 88
        If there are rules in English grammar then why exceptions?  
         Bb Spoghmay
        Topic 90
        Usage in structuring Here are some sentences I’ve copied from novels; 
        I believe they are American rather than British—K R Lakshminarayanan
        Topic 91
        I stumbled upon this: use a or an in front of a countable noun. Use any in 
        questions. So how come it is better to say: ‘Is there a dog in the garden?”
        ?—Agnes Glenn
  83   discussion series 15—ELT Professionals around the World        June 2015
         Topic 52
         Horse around 
         Now the time of using horse around to mean wasting time, I believe, 
         has been finished we had better use ‘driving around’ to mean such a thing 
         nowadays horsing around is a great pleasure or exultation.  
         Naghizade Mohammad
  82   discussion series 14—ELT Professionals around the World       June 2015
          Topic 51
          When do we use the second verb as ‘-ing’ and ‘to-infinitive’?  
          K R Lakshminarayanan
  81   discussion series 13—ELT Professionals around the World        June 2015
         Topic 50
         What is the best WAY to EXPLAIN the difference between ‘present perfect’ 
         and ‘present perfect continuous’?  Saeid Noorbar
  80   discussion series 12—ELT Professionals around the World         June 2015
          Topic 49
         Which is correct? There IS a book, a pen and a rubber on the desk? 
         Or There ARE a book, a pen and a rubber on the desk? Irina-Critina         
   78  discussion series 10—ELT Professionals around the World          June 2015
         Topic 47
         Can we use a possessive with non-living objects-eg. Table’s legs?
          Dr Aniruddha Burmon
   77   discussion series 09—ELT Professionals around the World         June 2015
          Topic 46
          The death of the past participle—David Deubelbeiss
   72   discussion series 04—ELT Professionals around the World         June 2015
          Anyone come across a rule for when to use Verb+infi. Vs verb+participle?
          Ferd Roseboom 
   71  discussion series 03—ELT Professionals around the World         June 2015
        Topic 40
         Learning phrasal verbs are difficult for learners of English. Are there any 
         effective ways for them to teach except for memorization?   Mehmet Deniz 
   70  discussion series 02—EFL English as a foreign language            June 2015
        topic 22 
         What’s the difference: Tell me, You tell me—Alexander Tsmokalyuk
         Topic 23
         Little confused with this question: “What are your parents hoping you to do for them?
         How this question can be answered? Stephen George Jacob
         Topic 25
         There was a discussion thread asking for the common mistakes among EFL students.
         Topic 28
         Telling time—Mansoureh IR
         Topic 30
         Words as both count and noncount nouns—K R Lakshminarayanan
         Topic 32
         Possessive ‘s (Again?)
         Omar Sattar 
         Topic 33
         Grammar question—Clayton Ive
         I have been thinking about how to phrase something and it always feels awkward…
         My partner and I work together on a project and when I try refer to it using the        
          possessive it feels awkward.

         “My partner’s and my project”…ugh, that sounds weird to me. “our project” works, but
            isn’t necessarily clear about who is in the project … if you don’t talk about that
            beforehand.

          I feel tongue tied trying to thin about how you talk about something that belongs to
           yourself and to another person

          Maybe writing this post has cleared my thoughts a bt…possibly the solution is along
           the lines of—specify who is being talked about, then use ‘our’
           My partner and I have a project. Our project is etc etc
           Topic 34
           Is there a difference between ‘fill in’ and ‘fill out’?   Amanda Jayne Schwarcz
           Topic 36
           Articles—Mansoureh IR
           Topic 37 
           1. Between you and I? or Between you and me? 2. Amanda, Marty, and 
             I or Amanda, Marty and me? Which is correct?  Amanda Jayne Schwarcz
   69  discussion series 01—EFL English as a foreign language       June 2015
           Topic 7
          Colleagues, I need assistance on teaching question tags. Is it really true 
          that question tags cannot be formed using demonstratives as in AREN'T
          THERE? or ISN'T THERE?   Sekagva Eric
          Topic 8
          She 1. Was walking  2. Walked  in the rain the whole morning
          Amanda Jayne Schwarcz 
          Topic 15
          Grammar: Out with the old and in with the new! Should we take a different 
          approach to teaching grammar? Zoe Harwood
          Topic 16
          Is there any difference between ‘error’ and ‘mistake’? Eleni World
   67   order of adjectives                                                                   June 2015
   66   active and passive voice                                                          June 2015
   60  by or until                                                                              February 2015
   57  tense forms and messages                                                        October 2014
   55  verb tenses—present                                                             September 2014
   54  verb tenses—future                                                               September 2014
   47  past tense forms                                                                         June 2014
   46  The Articles                                                                               May 2014
   37    coordination and subordination                                               April 2014
   35    reported speech                                                                        April 2014
   34    punctuation                                                                             April 2014
   23    modal verbs                                                                              February 2014




7. Teaching
100   discussion series 32—ELT Resources                                                June 2015
         Topic 124
         If you could change one thing about teaching what would it be? Nick Edwards
  94   discussion series 26—ELT Professionals around the World               June 2015
         Topic 93
         What invaluable lessons have you learned from your students?
         Anes Abdelrahim Mohamed
  93   discussion series 25—ELT Professionals around the World               June 2015
         Topic 62
         Worst practices?—David Deubelbeiss
  92   discussion series 24—ELT Professionals around the World               June 2015
         Topic 63
         What should I do the first day of classes?—Duane flanigan
  79   discussion series 11—ELT Professionals around the World               June 2015
         Topic 48
         In teaching English, which one should come first, vocabulary or grammar?
         Mehmet Deniz DEMIRCIOGLU
  73   discussion series 05—ELT Professionals around the World               June 2015
         Topic 42
         Challenges faced by English language teachers
         Albert P’Ryan 
   70  discussion series 02—EFL English as a foreign language                  June 2015
         Topic 31
         Teaching one-to-one (feedback requested please)  Anne Huscroft
   69  discussion series 01—EFL English as a foreign language                   June 2015
         Topic 4  
         LESSON PLANNING
         How important is lesson planning? Do you always manage to stick to 
          it? Why / why not? Omar Sattar
         topic 6
         Is it ok for an EFL teacher to hate teaching a particular grammatical 
          structure? I, personally hate teaching Adverbial phrases…  Sara Almassi
         topic 9
         What is an EFL teacher’s worst enemy? Asgar Mahmoudi
         Topic 11
         What type of teacher are you? Eliette Maria Veintemilla Grandos
         Topic 12
         What would you have liked to be if not teacher? 
          Eliette Maria Veintemilla Grandos
         Topic 14
         What is the best way to teach English as a foreign language?
         Abdoulaye Melene TOURE 
    32    the yawning gap—for English teachers                                            March 2014


  

8. Learning
99   discussion series 31—Professional English Teachers Network              June 2015
       Topic 99
       10 tips about how to learn a new language—Sergio Casado Rodríguez
        topic 131
          15 things to STOP Doing When Learning English
  93  discussion series 25—ELT Professionals around the World                 June 2015
        Topic 67
        Do you think body language is important for learning English? 
        K M Abdul Mumin
        Topic 68
        Do students learnig English as a  second language learn differently from
         those who are native speakers?   Judith Morais
        topic 73
        In other words, how did you learn English? Was there one thing that 
         helped you more than the others? Talking to natives? Watching movies 
         or series? Reading? A teacher? A method?  Agnès Glenn
        Topic 76
        Pair work: advantages, disadvantages, and when appropriate.—Heath Jeffrey
        Topic 86
        Some people think that children should learn to compete but others think that they     
        should be taught to cooperate with others. What is your opinion? Mitra Niroomand




9. General—English language
126   Fluency in another’s language                                                       October 2015
118   an introduction to models in ELT—a somewhat indepth   
              description—Part 2                                                                   September 2015        
117   an introduction to models in ELT—a somewhat indepth
              description—Part 1                                                                     September 2015
116   a broad overview of language teaching                                            September 2015
115   Nick Edwards—did you know this about…English?                      September 2015
112   free e-book for PhD students                                                           September 2015
111  communicative competence in SLA                                                 August  2015                         
110  appropriate terms for language—ESL or EFL?                                 August 2015
109   two contrasting theories                                                                    August 2015
108   relationship between linguistics and classroom teaching                  August 2015
107   traditional grammar                                                                           August 2015
106  two modes of language—spoken and written                                    August 2015                     
105   do learn grammar                                                                              August 2015
104   interpreting a visual                                                                           August 2015
103   a permanent solution                                                                         August 2015
101   useful sources for English teachers and students                               July 2015
100   discussion series 32—ELT Resources                                               June 2015
         Topic 112
         I’m really interested in making resources. I’ve been working on creating
         lessons to improve teaching the writing process using Unusual Animals.
         Let me know what you think.—Sara Devilla
         Topic 113
         How can you deal with the use of mother tongue in an English Class? Nick Edwards
         Topic 114
          Is it possible to learn a language without studying grammar? Nick Edwards    
         Topic 115
         Should/Can students evaluate their teachers?—Nick Edwards
         Topic 116
         Using the textbook may give a backbone to a course but working with it cannot be the
          only thing we do. María Inés Brumana Espinosa 
         topic 123 
         what body language signs should you be aware of in class?—Nick Edwards
  99  discussion series 31—Professional English Teachers Network               June 2015
         Topic 106
         I wish I had known—Sarwan Singh
  93   discussion series 25—ELT Professionals around the World                  June 2015
         Topic 66  
         Does the English language need more letters? David Deubelbeiss 
         Topic 70
         Announcements fro ELT Professionals Around the World—David Deubelbeisss
         Topic 77
         BTW is the ‘native speaker’ tag still relevant? Winston peter Thomas
         Topic 81
        A needs analysis—how do you do this?—David Deubelbeiss
         Topic 82
         In the world of ELT, what distinguishes experts from novices?—Thomas Orr
        Topic 85
         I thought I’d share this article here as it’s got some interesting comments for you to add
          to—‘new wave’ versus ‘old wave’—education-philosophical, psychological
          perspectives—Sylvia guinan
        topic 87
         Teacher’s Thread—Nelson Bank
        Topic 92
         What constitutes indoctrination in the context of language teaching?... Anes Abdelrahim
  91   discussion series 23—ELT Professionals around the World                  June 2015
        Topic 60
        How ‘global’ is English language?—Anes Abdelrahim Mohamed
  89  discussion series 21—ELT Professionals around the World                    June 2015
        Topic 58
        What should I do the first day of class? Neither the students nor I will have books 
        or the class objectives/curriculum by then. What do I talk about or do?
        Duane Flanigan
  88  discussion series 20—ELT Professionals around the World                     June 2015
        Topic 57
        Mixed Ability classes!!!!
  85  discussion series 17—ELT Professionals around the World                     June 2015
        Topic 54
        To what extent do you as an ELT teacher consider it your responsibility to address
        student motivation when teaching English? Judith Moraes
  84  discussion series 16—ELT Professionals around the World                     June 2015
        Topic 53
        What time is it? Why do we say “what time is it?’ Shouldn’t correct grammar be 
        ‘when time is it?’ Brian Crossan
  76  discussion series 08—ELT Professionals around the World                     June 2015
       topic 45
        Grammar takes precedence, since it is the foundation to which vocabulary acquisition
        gradually adds.  Vincent Walsh
  70  discussion series 02—EFL English as a foreign language                         June 2015
         Topic 20
         What is the difference between ESL and EFL? Ali Farag
         Topic 26
         Could anybody tell me the meaning of these sentences please? Sharifa Sulaiman
         Topic 27
         In your opinion what are the top qualities/skills a teacher must have to become a
          GREAT teacher?  Elsa Hoff
  69    discussion series 01—EFL English as a foreign language                       June 2015
          Topic 1
          How can English with its very big linguistic tool kit affect out thinking process?
          Asgar Mahmoudi
          Topic 2
          How do you CORRECT students without correcting them? Amanda Jayne Schwarcz
          Topic 3
          How sources outside the linguistic system of English (contextual factors) affect its
          organization?  Asgar Mahmoudi
          topic 5
          My friends and I shared our thoughts in limericks.
          Topic 10
          What metaphors and similes do you like to teach in class? Amanda Jayne Schwarcz
          Topic 13
          Do you think we should tell students to ‘think in English’?Theresa Pole Baker Gouveia
          Topic 18
          Below you’ll find responses to a discussion topic on the ownership of the English
          Language.




10. Pronunciation
75     discussion series 07—ELT Professionals around the World                       June 2015
         Topic 44
           Good pronunciation skills is key to every ESL student’s ability to communicate in
         English. So why is it a neglected area in the ESL classroom? mia khalifa



                                  
11. My published books
45    my autobiography                                                                                    May 2014   
18    Advanced English Communication Lab                                                  November 2013
17    Effective Technical English and a Coursebook on English                     November 2013
16    A Coursebook on Technical English                                                       November 2013
15    Communication Skills for Engineers 2008                                              November 2013
14    Technical English 2006                                                                            November 2013
13    English for technical communication—1 and 2                                       November 2013
12    Communication Skills for Engineers                                                       November 2013
11    English for Technical Communication 1988                                           November 2013
10    a means to an end                                                                                     November 2013
09    Challenges in Written English                                                                 November 2013
08    The Communicating Art                                                                          November 2013
07    Pen your letters                                                                                        November 2013
06    Managing Soft Skills                                                                               November 2013
05    Learn to Edit in Style                                                                              November 2013
04    A Handy Book on English Grammar                                                      November 2013
03    English Via Thamizh                                                                               November 2013
02    Speak in English you Can (with a free CD)                                            November 2013