HSA English Syllabus | Kerala PSC | PDF Download Online

Kerala PSC Exams

HSA English Syllabus | Kerala PSC | PDF Download Online


Module I : Renaissance and freedom movement
Module II: General Knowledge and current affairs
Module III: Methodology of teaching the subject
♦ History/conceptual development. Need and Significance, Meaning Nature, and Scope of the Subject.
♦ Correlation with other subjects and life situations.
♦ Aims, Objectives, and Values of Teaching – Taxonomy of Educational Objectives – Old and revised

♦ Pedagogic analysis- Need, Significance and Principles.
♦ Planning of instruction at Secondary level- Need and importance. Psychological bases of Teaching the subject – Implications of Piaget, Brun er, Gagne, Vygotsky, Ausubel and Gardener – Individual difference, Motivation, Maxim s of teaching.
♦ Methods and Strategies of teaching the subject- Models of Teaching, Techniques of individualizing instruction.
♦ Curriculum – Definition, Principles, Modern trends and organizational approaches, Curriculum reforms – NCF/KCF.
♦ Instructional resources- Laboratory, Library, Club, Museum- Visual and Audio-Visual aids – Community based resources – e-resources – Textbook , Workbook and Handbook.
♦ Assessment; Evaluation- Concepts, Purpose, Types, Principles, Modern techniques – CCE and Grading- Tools and techniques – Qualities of a good test – Types of test items – Evaluation of projects, Seminars and Assignments – Achievement test, Diagnostic test – Construction, Characteristics, interpretation and remediation.
♦ Teacher – Qualities and Competencies – different roles – Personal Qualities – Essential teaching skills – Microteaching – Action research


Module 1. Poetry 

  1. Shakespeare :- Sonnet 121
  2. Donne :- A Valediction Forbidding Mourning
  3. Milton :- On His Blindness
  4. Gray :- Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard
  5. Wordsworth :- Tintern Abbey
  6. Shelley :- To A Skylark
  7. Keats :- Ode On A Grecian Urn
  8. Tennyson :- Ulysses
  9. Browning :- My Last Duchess
  10. Arnold :- Dover Beach
  11. W.B.Yeats :- A Prayer For My Daughter
  12. Sylvia Plath :- Daddy
  13. Tagore :- Where The Mind Is Without Fear
  14. Nissim Ezekiel :- Night Of The Scorpion
  15. Kamala Das :-  An Introduction
  16. A.K.Ramanujan :- Obituary
  17. Robert Frost :- Home Burial Emily
  18. Dickinson :-  Because I Could Not Stop For Death
  19. Wole Soyinka :- A Telephone Conversation
  20. Meena Alexander :- House Of A Thousand Doors
  21. Margaret Atwood :- This Is A Photograph Of Me
  22. David Diop :- Africa
  23. Jack Davis :- Aboriginal Australia

Module 2. Drama 

1. Shakespeare :- Macbeth
2. Sheridan :- School For Scandal
3. Oscar Wilde :- The Importance Of Being Ernest
4. Ibsen :- A Doll’s House
5. Shaw :- Pygmalion
6. J.M.Synge :- Riders To The Sea
7. Samuel Beckett :- Waiting For Godot
8. Arthur Miller :- Death Of A Salesman
9. Tennessee Williams :- The Glass Menagerie
10. Girish Karnad :- Nagamandala

Module 3: Prose and Fiction 

1. Francis Bacon :- Of Studies
2. Steele :- The Trumpet Club
3. A.G. Gardiner :- On The Rule Of The Road
4. E.M. Forster :- On Tolerance
5. Bertrand Russel :- Functions Of A Teacher
6. Dr.Radhakrishnan :- Humanities vs Science
7. Emily Bronte :- Wuthering Heights
8. George Orwell :- Animal Farm
9. Hemingway :- The Old Man And The Sea
10. Shashi Deshpande :- Roots and Shadows
11. Arundati Roy :-  The God Of Small Things
12. Toni Morrison The Bluest Eye

Module 4: .Literary Criticism/ Terms

3.Aristotle: Poetics
4.Wordsworth: Preface To Lyrical Ballads
5.Coleridege: Biographia Litereria Chapter 14
6.Arnold: Study of Poetry
7.Eliot:Tradition And The Individual Talent
8.Saussure: Nature Of The Linguistic Sign
9.Showalter:Towards A Feminist Poetics
Terms and Movements ( Based on the latest edition of M.H.Abrams-A Glossary Of Literary Terms Classicism, Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Humanism, Realism, Magical Realism, Naturalism, Symbolism, Russian Formalism, Marxism, Structuralis m, Post Structuralism, Deconstruction, Psychoanalytical Criticism, Feminism, Post Colonial ism, Modernism and Post Modernism

Module 5: Linguistics, Phonetics and History of Language 

2. Morphology
5.Langue and Parole; Competence and Performance
6.Organs of Speech
7.Classification Of Speech Sounds
8.Stress, Rhythm, Intonation
10.Indo-European Family of languages
11.Loan Words-Latin, Scandinavian, French, Indian
12.Englishes-American, Australian, Indian, and African

Module 6: Modern English Usage

1.Sentence Correction
3.Synonyms and Antonyms
4.Give one word
5.Commonly confused words
6.Language Functions such as agreeing, complaining etc.
7.Appropriate word order
8.Appropriate sentence order
10.Passage for comprehension

Module 7: Basic Grammar 

5.Phrasal Verbs
7.Reported Speech
9.Question Tag
10.Transformation of sentences

Module 8: Teaching of English 

1.Schools-Behaviourism, Cognitivism, Constructivism
2.Skills and subskills of Listening, Speaking, Rea ding and Writing
3.Language Acquisition and Learning, Krashen
4.Methods and Approaches: Grammar Translation; Audi o-lingual; Direct Method; Structural-Oral- Situational Approach; Communicative Approach; Bilin gual Method; Humanistic Approaches
5.Use of AV aids and ICT
6.Teaching of Prose, Poetry and Grammar
7.Testing and Evaluation
8.Learner Types
9.Teaching learners with disability
10.NCF, KCF on teaching of English

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