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    Communicative English, as a subject, is intended to familiarize the student in the use of the language in real-life situations. It also aims to develop greater confidence and proficiency

    in the use of language skills necessary for social and academic purposes through group

    discussions/interviews, short oral presentations on given topics, to build communicative

    competence in various registers of English, to promote activity-driven advanced language

    skills, to develop proficiency in reasoning, deduction and induction, to develop ability and

    knowledge required in order to engage in independent reflection and enquiry, to develop

    curiosity and creativity through extensive reading.

    At the end of the stage Learners will be able to:

    communicate effectively and appropriately in real-life situations

    integrate the four skills- listening, speaking, reading and writing

    use English effectively for study purposes across the curriculum.(fluency to accuracy)

    demonstrate improved study skills and capability for extensive reading and literature appreciation

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    Identify the sound patterns Identify the type of

    Language used in different contexts

    Identify the spelling Analyze the Language and

    vocabulary related to social media

    Analyze phonetic symbols Respond to complex

    listening text

    SPEAKING Participating in

    discussions Perform speech with

    proper stress Narrating Expressing opinion Persuading Delivering speeches Telephone etiquette Use functional Language to

    carry out practical transaction in everyday life

    Deliver extempore speeches

    Students will be able to:

    Understand and interpret the message conveyed

    Respond and follow instructions

    Discriminate the facts and opinions

    Retell the contents of authentic audio texts(weather reports, public announcement, simple advertisement, short interviews,etc.,)

    Speak fluently Express ideas confidently

    Make announcements

    Narrate the story depicted

    pictorially or in any other Non-verbal mode.

    Trained to interact with

    people of all ages

    Render Inaugural Address, Welcome Address, Vote of Thanks

    Students are expected to:

    Listen to an authentic speech and take notes

    Discuss the facts and share their opinions with the peer group

    Role play Mono Acting Narrating

    anecdotes Short stories Debate and

    Discussion Quiz

    An authentic speech is played and the students are asked questions from it. Participate in the events and the communicative skill is assessed. Students speak instantly for the given situation.

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    Comprehend globally Predict Analyze Infer Interpret Reading for Pleasure Understand and

    differentiate main idea from the supporting details

    Read with rhythm Make effective use of

    reading Reference Sources like, Dictionaries, Websites, etc.,

    Identify common expressions and their functions


    Transferring non-verbal to verbal information

    Hints developing/ writing hints

    Paragraph writing Filling forms/

    questionnaires (banks/ office )

    Letter writing informal

    Read effectively with proper rhythm and intonation

    Read and comprehend extended text( Fiction, Science Fiction, Drama, Poetry, Biography, Auto biography, Travelogue and Sports Literature)

    Enhance the analytical ability and predict outcomes

    Appreciate and gather additional information about the given content

    Identify the significant details of texts like scripts, discussions, debates, Interviews

    Use ICT as a platform for sharing and networking

    Write simple and

    grammatically correct sentences, short paragraphs and essays

    learn to fill forms

    write letters and messages

    The student reads

    independently with apt rhythm and intonation

    Shares, Discusses, Debates with the peer group

    The Teacher facilitates the students to interact actively in the classroom

    Guided and free


    Use visual- verbal stimulus

    Brain storming

    Mind mapping

    The Teacher involves each student at random in reading activity The students are assessed by asking questions from the given text A poem is given for appreciation The Teacher insists the students to gather information from Websites The Teacher assesses the students creative writing in Short paragraphs, Summary Forms Letters Reports Minutes Questionnaires

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  • &formal and email Writing messages, Narrating incidents Creative writing Summary writing Notice, messages, reports,

    letters, instruction manual

    Different types of e-mail, brochures, captions, slogans, short story, newspaper articles.

    Process orientation 5 steps writing






    Question Tags

    learn to expand ideas

    write accurately with coherence and cohesion

    Grasp the theme of the poem and appreciate the creative uses of language

    Learn the use of

    prepositions and apply them in writing

    Understand the usage of

    determiners and apply them appropriately

    Apply the modals appropriately

    Apply the tense forms

    appropriately Learn to affix tags



    Tree diagrams

    Work sheets, fill in

    the blanks, choosing the correct options

    Grammar games

    Substitution tables

    Identifying errors


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  • Reported Speech

    Passive Voice

    Relative Clauses


    Various prepositions such as during, between, beside, etc.


    All modals & semi-modals

    All tense forms

    Affirmative & negative


    Statements, questions, commands and exclamatory

    Active & passive forms

    Defining & non-defining

    Subject- verb agreement

    Use the correct tense,

    punctuation and apply the rules involved

    Understand the difference

    between active and passive forms and the context that require passive usage

    Understand the use of

    Defining & Non-defining relative clauses

    Understand the use of right

    verb according to the number and person of the subject

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    Phrasal Verbs

    Idioms & Phrases

    Figures of Speech (any 10)

    Confusing pairs, homonyms, homophones

    Common phrasal verbs

    Familiar and new idioms & phrases

    New / unfamiliar figures of speech

    Guess the meaning of a word in a context

    Build an adequate active vocabulary

    Learn to use words accurately and appropriately

    Use the idioms, phrasal verbs appropriately

    Learn to use the figures of speech appropriately

    Choose the right option

    Filling in the blanks Matching idioms with

    their meanings Match the given lines

    with their figures of speech

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  • Syllabus for Communicative English Std XII


    The curriculum for Communicative English attempts to espouse the modern theories of second language acquisition

    and recent trends in English Language Curriculum design. Language is not only a means of communication, it is also a

    medium through which most of our knowledge is acquired. Language acquisition involves processes of scientific enquiry

    such as observation of data, classification and categorization, hypothesis formation and its verification. The curriculum

    aims to move from the system of language education based on rote learning, linguistic correctness to a system of

    communicative competence.


    To develop the use of English for social interaction, academic achievement and cultural enrichment.

    To develop thinking skills, study skills and promote autonomous learning

    To develop linguistic proficiency.

    To enable the leaner to access knowledge and information through reference skills.

    To build competence in the different