Grade XI NEB syllabus – NEB Compulsory English Syllabus
NEB Compulsory English Syllabus course is divided into two interrelated papers leading students from the intermediate level of English Proficiency to upper-intermediate. is an integrated general English Syllabus Course which treats English as a medium for communication and as a means of knowledge. Compulsory English Syllabus course is divided into two interrelated papers leading students from the intermediate level of English Proficiency to upper-intermediate.
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Grade XI NEB syllabus- Compulsory English Syllabus
Compulsory English Syllabus
Full Marks 100
Teaching hours 150
I. Introduction of NEB Compulsory English Syllabus
This is an integrated general English Syllabus Course which treats English as a medium for communication and as a means of knowledge. Compulsory English Syllabus course is divided into two interrelated papers leading students from the intermediate level of English Proficiency to upper-intermediate.
II. General Objectives of NEB Compulsory English Syllabus
The general objectives of NEB Compulsory English Syllabus course are :
a.To teach students skills in the use of English for academic and communicative purposes,
b.To train them in the functional, notional and grammatical areas of English Language use,
c.To make them see the relationship between structures and meaning,
d.To teach them English structures in a communicative context, and
e.To provide students a self-complete, self-terminating, as well as a bridge between secondary and University English (+3)
III. Specific Objectives of NEB Compulsory English Syllabus
The specific objectives of NEB Compulsory English Syllabus course are:
1.To give a short remedial of link course as a kind of bridge or a refresher course between English at the secondary and higher levels,
2.To teach English for functional, academic and communicative purposes, and
3.To provide students interesting reading materials for information, knowledge and pleasure.
IV. Course Contents of NEB Compulsory English Syllabus
The contents of this paper are:
a.A remedial of a refresher course. It will be given at the beginning of the session. The contents include basic English structures and the use of the Dictionary.
b.Core English. The texts/contents in this component primarily aim at teaching various language skills in an integrated manner. The main emphasis is on providing tools for using the language for communicative purposes, and for receiving as well as imparting information effectively.
The contents of this unit are:
• decisions and intentions
• jobs and routines
• past event
• talking about now
• requests and offers
• recent actions and activities
• the past and the present
• likes and dislikes
• events and circumstances
• leisure activities and skills
• origin and duration
• similarities and differences
• setting a scene
c. Extensive reading and writing. The prescribed materials in this content expose students to various interesting and informative topics of global interest and common human concern. The contents include :
Arthur Guiteman, “On the Vanity of earthly greatness”
Dorothy Charles, “Concrete Cat”
Mark sTrand, “Keeping Things Whole”
Cower, “The Poplar Field”
W.Wordsworth, “My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold”
1. Barbara Holland, “Speaking Of children”
2. Joan Didion, “In Bed”
3. Issac Asimov, “The Nightmare Life Without Fuel”
4. Roger Rosenblatt, Oops! How’s That Again ?”
5. Harold J. Morowitz, “The Six Million Dollar Man”
6. W.S. Merwin, “Unchopping a Tree”
1. Supernatural Stories: The Recurring Dream,” “The Lost Doll,” ” The House Call,”” Fear,” “The Loving Mother”
2. Hemingway,” The Three- Day Blow”
3. R.Kipling, “The Gardener”
4. Patricia Hempel, “Look at Teacup”
5. Eudora Welty, “A Worn Path”
17, R.N.Tagore, “Malini” V.
Prescribed Texts of NEB Compulsory English
1. Doff, Adrian, C. Jones, and K.Mitchell.Meanings into Words(Intermediate), Student,s Book.Cambridge: Cambridge University, Press.1983.
2. Link English revised edition.Kathmandu: SAjhaPrakashan,1996.
3.Meanings into Words(Intermediate), Workbook.Cambridge:C.U.P. 1983
4.The Magic of words( A collection of poetry, prose, and drama).Kathmandu,1996
VI.Reference Books of NEB Compulsory English
1. One of the following dictionaries:
a)Cambridge International Dictionary of English.Cambridge: C.U.P..1985
b)Collins COBUILD English Dictionary, New Edition.London: Harper Collins,1995
c)Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.3rd edition.Harlow: Longman Grpup.1995.
d)Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary.5th edition.oxford: O.U.P.1996.
2. Doff, Adrian, C. Jones, and K.Mitchell.Meanings into Words(Intermediate).Teacher’s Book.Cambridge University Press,1983.
3.Meanings into Words(Intermediate).Test Book, C.U.P
4.…….Meanings into Words,(Intermediate).Cassette (Student’s Book), C.U.P.
5. Meanings into Words,(Intermediate).Cassette(Drills),C.U.P.Swan,Michel. Basic English A usage, Oxford: Oxford University Press.1984
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