First Semester

BPA 101: English-I

The purpose of this course is to help students to improve their English skills. Oral, listening and academic writings skills and conversational fluency are emphasized in everyday public communication. The instruction includes vocabulary, grammar, listening, pronunciation, writing and viewing exercises for practice.

  1. Poem
    • Piano
    • Great Scott! Gadzooks!
    • On the Eve of His Execution
    • Stopping by woods on a Snowy Evening
    • Where the Mind is Without Fear
  2. Short Stories
    • Uudhisthira’s Wisdom
    • The Brave Little Parrot
    • If Not Higher
    • The Library Card
    • Marriage is a Private Affair
    • Who was to Blame?
    • Third Thoughts
    • Mr. Know-All
    • The Telegram on the Table
    • The Great Answer
    • A Tale
  3. Essays
    • Why Go to University?
    • Curbing the One eyed Monster
    • How Sane Are We?
    • The Burden of Skepticism
    • Keeping Errors at Bay
    • We are Breaking the Silence about Death
    • The Savage Male
  4. Basics of English
    • Listening Skills
    • Speaking Skills
    • Reading skills
    • Structure Analysis
    • Remedial Grammar
    • Test and Revision
    • Development of Writing Skills
    • Report Writing
    • Reference Skill
  5. Academic Writing Skills
    • Introductory concepts of Academic Writing
    • Various Types of Academic Writing
    • Basics of Academic Writing and organizing arguments
  • Gerson, Sharon J. (2006). Teaching Writing: Process and Product. New Delhi: Pearson.
  • Nissani, Moti & Lohani Shreedhar (2013). Adventures in English Vol 1. Kathmandu: EKTA Books Pvt Ltd.
  • Nissani, Moti &Lohani, Shreedhar (2013). Adventures in English Vol 2. Kathmandu: EKTA Books Pvt. Ltd.
  • Q. M. Billah, G. S. Chowdhury & Monjurul Alam: Foundation English for Undergraduate
  • Thomoson & A. V. Martinet: A Practical English Grammar
  • W. Stannnard Allen: Living English Structure
  • R.A. Close: The English We Use
  • J.P.B. Allan and Widowson: English in Social Studies
  • Nissani, Moti & Lohani Shreedhar (1996). Adventures in English, Kathmandu, Ekta Books.
  • Gerson, Sharon J. & Gerson, Steven M. (1998). Technical Writing, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Hornby, A.S. (2000). Oxford Advance Learner’s Dictionary, Oxford: OUP.
  • Huddleston, Rodney & Pullum, Feoffrey K. (2002). The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language, Cambridge University Press.