|Course Code :||1002FLWTLE|
|Study domain:||Linguistics and Proficiency|
|Semester:||Semester: 1st/2nd semester|
|Study load (hours):||168|
|Contract restrictions: ||No contract restriction|
|Language of instruction :||English|
|Exam period:||exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester|
Lauren Van Alsenoy
Astrid De Wit
At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
- Competences corresponding the final attainment level of secondary school
An active knowlegde of :
Specific prerequisites for this course:
- General knowledge of the use of a PC and the Internet
Students are expected to speak and write English at an advanced level. Generally this level will have been reached after an English program in secondary education of at least four years.
2. Learning outcomes
Students have acquired a thorough practical knowledge and at the same time linguistic insight into the basic syntax of the essential components of the simple clause in English, and in particular of the structure of the nominal and verbal constituents. Moreover, through the supervised exercises they have also acquired the academic skill to describe, analyze, and explain the properties of these constituents in concrete language in use.
3. Course contents
The course in English grammar aims to familiarize students with fundamental aspects of the English simple clause. The major parts of the clause, the nominal and the verbal constituent, are covered in depth. Their morphology, but especially their syntax and semantics are discussed at length. There is also a focus on the main contrastive (Dutch-English) problems that show up in these domains. This course is based on the textbook "Foundations of English Grammar" (chapters 1-9). Analyses and explanations are offered in the context of simple linguistic paradigms.
The exercises are organized in tutorials (one hour every three weeks over the two terms). This work is done in smaller groups. These tutorials help the student to assimilate the theory and apply it to concrete language in use. Finally, they should teach the linguistic skills needed for the adequate observation and analysis of (the English) language.
4. Teaching method
Class contact teaching: LecturesPractice sessions
Personal work: Exercises
Facilities for working students
- Exercise sessions: free to choose the group division
5. Assessment method and criteria
Examination: Written without oral presentationClosed bookOpen-question
6. Study material
X. Dekeyser, B. Devriendt, St. Geukens & G.A.J. Tops, Foundations of English Grammar. Acco: Leuven/Voorburg, 6th edition, 2004.
B. Devriendt, English Grammar Syllabus: Modality. Acco: Leuven/Voorburg, latest ed.
B. Devriendt & G.A.J. Tops, English Grammatical Exercises Syllabus. Acco: Leuven/Voorburg, latest ed.
The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:
A.J. Thomson & A.V. Martinet, A Practical English Grammar: Exercises 1-2. Oxford University Press: Oxford, latest ed.
B.D. Graver, Advanced English Practice. Oxford University Press: Oxford, latest ed.
And one of the following Learner's dictionaries:
CAMBRIDGE Advanced Learner's Dictionary. P. Gillard (ed.). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2003.
CAMBRIDGE International Dictionary of English. P. Procter (ed.). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 1995.
COLLINS COBUILD English Dictionary. J. Sinclair (ed.). Harper Collins Publishers: London, latest ed.
A.S. Hornby OXFORD Advanced Learner's Dictionary of Current English. J.P. Crowther (ed.). Oxford University Press: Oxford, latest ed.
LONGMAN Dictionary of Contemporary English. D. Summers (ed.). Longman: Harlow, latest ed.
7. Contact information
Phone number: 03/265.42.69
Email address: email@example.com
Consultation: by appointment
(+)last update: 23/04/2012 10:50 frank.brisard