English for Written Communication

Educational Services for Outreach at Scale (ESOS)


January 26th, 2021 to May 7th, 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

Written communication is an important facet of learning any language. In this course, you will learn the basic skills of reading and writing in English. You will be familiarised with the nuances of grammar that are essential to master the skill of writing. You will also be introduced to a range of texts and literary works, which will broaden both your perspective and horizon. Through a wide range of activities and assignments, you will be taught how to apply the writing skills that you learn in this course. A variety of samples of written pieces have been provided in every module which will enhance your exposure to written English.

Course content

Modules covered in this course:

  • Reading skills
  • Writing skills
  • Grammar
  • Written communication

A detailed description is given below:

Module 1:
Reading Skills- In this module, you will learn reading techniques and will be introduced to the components of grammar that deal with sentence formation and structuring which will be essential in forming a foundation for the language. The units covered in this module are- Reading comprehension, Syntax, Punctuations, Subject verb agreement and Prepositions. 

Module 2:
Writing Skills- In this module, you will learn the basic techniques to hone your writing skills in English. You will also be taught to practically apply these skills through letter and email writing. The units covered in this module are- Writing Skills, Letter writing, and Email writing.

Module 3:
Grammar- This module deals with slightly more complex aspects of grammar that are indispensable when it comes to written communication in English. You will also be familiarised with the common errors made while writing in English. The units covered in this module are- Proverbs and Figures of speech, Direct-Indirect speech, Modal Auxiliaries and Common Errors.

Module 4:
Written Communication- This module will help you apply all that you’ve learnt in the previous modules and write summaries and essays. You will learn techniques for the same. The units covered in this module are- Summary Writing and Paragraph/Essay writing.

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.

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

Duration and Venue

Registration Opens

December 31, 2020

Registration Ends

February 15, 2021

Course Starts

January 26, 2021

Course Ends

May 7, 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 written communication skills in English.

Course Fee and Certification

The registration fee for the course is Rs. 375/-. However, register before 26 January 2021 for Rs. 325/- 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 7 May 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 31 December 2020 till 15 February 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.

Note

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



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