English For Oral Communication

Educational Services for Outreach at Scale (ESOS)

August 2nd, 2021 to November 21st, 2021

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

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.

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

Ms. Shamini Joshi, M.A. in English from the University of Mumbai and a DELF B2 in French from Alliance Francaise de Bombay

Duration and Venue

Registration Opens

June 28, 2021

Registration Ends

August 15, 2021

Course Starts

August 2, 2021

Course Ends

November 21, 2021

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. 450/-. However, register before 30 July 2021 for Rs. 400/- only to avail an early bird registration discount.

Important Payment Instruction:

Please note that the registration fee once paid is neither refundable nor adjustable under any circumstances.
While making a payment for the course,
(i) If you receive a transaction failure message and your amount is NOT debited, please pay again by logging in to IITBombayX-LAKSHYA programme(https://www.it.iitb.ac.in/lakshya) website.

(ii) If your amount is debited and you still receive a transaction failure message, please DO NOT make another payment. Send a mail to workshopfund@cse.iitb.ac.in with cc to Eoutreach eoutreach@it.iitb.ac.in with a subject "Transaction failure but amount debited". Also, provide the transaction details in the mail. You will soon receive a reply from us on the same.

Honor Code e-Certificates will be issued on successful completion of the course based on the grading policy mentioned in the course. Please note that all e-certificates will be issued online after the course ends on 21 November 2021. 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 is available from 28 June 2020 till 15 August 2021.

Course registration steps for the IITBombayX-Lakshya portal: 

  • Once you select the course of your interest from the homepage. A page will open where Click on the link “Click here for registration form” to get enrolled for this course.
  • You will be prompted to enter your email address.
    1. If you have already registered in our earlier courses: Use your existing email id and password to get enrolled.
    2. If you are here for the first time: A form will open where you have to enter the OTP (received in the entered email), password and other required details and press SUBMIT button (for your account creation).
  • You will be routed to Registration form of this course and select your appropriate ‘Audience type’, (if not selected earlier) and Press on ‘Pay Now’ button.
  • Once the payment is successful , you will receive an automated email. Also, your name will be listed in the ‘List of Participants’ page in Course page.
  • Register on IITBombayX site (https://courses.iitbombayx.in/register) using the same email id to access the course content (if already registered in IITBombayX site with same email, then you may skip this step).
  • You will be mapped in IITBombayX of this course within 2 to 3 working days.
  • You will be able to access the course in your IITBombayX dashboard after login.


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