English For Oral Communication

Educational Services for Outreach at Scale (ESOS)

July 15th, 2020 to December 14th, 2020

Course Content Teaching Faculty Duration and Venue
Who Should Attend Course Fee and Certification How to Apply
Note Address For Communication

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Programme Overview

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You have spent years studying English and taking exams in English. Yet, when it comes to speaking in English, you become rather uncomfortable. You wonder if it is ever possible to recall the right words and the right way of pronouncing words in English. If this description fits you, you are among the many adult learners in India who find their confidence dipping the moment they are expected to communicate in English. While there are several online resources for learning English, you might be looking for a course that addresses the specific difficulties that Indian learners face. This course has been designed with such an objective. It enables you to become an attentive and independent language learner.

Course content

What you will learn:

  • Assessing your own English language skills
  • Identifying and rectifying errors
  • Methods for effective self-learning
  • Pronunciation, grammar and contextual usage of language
  • Understanding spoken English in different contexts

Teaching Faculty

Ms. Rama Kulkarni, MA in English. Former English lecturer at Elphinstone College and NSS Commerce College, Mumbai.

Ms. Ritika Banerjee, MA in English. Project Research Assistant at IIT Bombay.

Dr. Saroja Ganapathy, Postdoctoral Research Associate at IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay.

Mr. Syed Sharique Ahmed, former engineering student at Imperial College London and current second year student.

Duration and Venue

Registration Opens

July 1, 2020

Registration Ends

October 16, 2020

Course Starts

July 15, 2020

Course Ends

November 15, 2020

Total Duration

4 weeks

This course will be conducted in a self-paced mode, i.e. all the lecture videos, slides, reading material, activities, and graded assignments will be released when the course starts. There will be recommended deadlines that students are encouraged to follow but ultimately you have the flexibility of progressing and completing the graded assignments at your own pace. However, you will need to complete them before the course ends.

Who Should Attend

Any one who wishes to learn or strengthen their verbal communication skills in English.

Course Fee and Certification

The registration fee for the course is Rs. 375/-. However, register before 16 August 2020 for Rs. 325/- only to avail an early bird registration discount. Please note that the registration fee once paid is neither refundable nor adjustable under any circumstances.

Important payment instructions:
In case of a course fee transaction failure, the participant will get an auto generated mail with instructions for further process. Please go through the mail carefully. If the amount is already debited to your account, please do not make another payment. In case of a double payment (or more than once), please send a mail to dbpaccounts@cse.iitb.ac.in requesting for a refund. The participant will also have to check the following link for his/her vendor creation in order to get a refund. IIT Bombay will not be able to process the refund (for any reason) if the vendor creation, as per IIT Bombay's requirement, is not completed by the participant. Link:- https://portal.iitb.ac.in/vrp/index.jsp

Honor Code Certificates will be issued on successful completion of the course based on the grading policy mentioned in the course. Please note that all certificates will be issued online in the month of November 2020. No hard copies will be given.

How to Apply

Enrollment will be strictly online, and no other mode of application will be entertained. The online registration for the course will start on 1 July 2020. It will remain open till 16 October 2020.

Registration process for the Program:

  • Sign up using your valid email id on the website:
  • After verification, your account will be created
  • Login on the website with the verified account
  • Go to Announcements, select the program and register
  • After successful registration, you will receive an automated email. Your name will be listed in the “List of Participants page”
  • Thereafter register on IITBombayX site (https://courses.iitbombayx.in/register) using the same email id to access the course content


The course content is released under Open Source License. All participants must agree that the content contributed by them in any form, (assignments, questions, etc.) would be released under Open Source Licence, by accepting the terms mentioned under ‘No Objection Certificate’. All contributors will be acknowledged.

Address For Communication

Dr. Kalpana Kannan
Project Coordinator, ESOS Project
Department of CSE, Kanwal Rekhi Building,
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
Mumbai - 400 076.
Tel.: +91 9833594905 (Mahendra)
Email: eoutreach@it.iitb.ac.in
Website - www.it.iitb.ac.in/lakshya/ www.iitbombayx.in