English Grammar in Use

Improve your English through exploring grammar

Credits 15 
Availability Semester 2  
Classes 3 hours per week
Module Leader Ella Cooper

Module name and code

  • English Grammar in Use EL2013

Module aims

  • Critically evaluate traditional, prescriptive grammar rules by testing their validity against examples of authentic English
  • Explore the relationship between grammar (syntax) and meaning (semantics) by Identifying distinct features of different genres
  • Account for the grammatical choices made by proficient users of the language
  • Analyse some of the larger grammatical building blocks of the language, such as noun phrases and participle clauses, and deploy these appropriately in your own writing
  • Identify relationships between grammatical structures and punctuation in writing, and apply this knowledge to your own writing

In addition, you will be introduced to resources and strategies which you can use to continue your learning outside of the classroom, during the module and beyond. The University’s Blackboard learning platform will be used to support your independent learning

Who are these modules for?

  • These modules are open to all Erasmus and Study Abroad students for university credits
  • Students are expected to have a level of English of: CEFR C1

Assessment

  • Coursework assignment
  • Final written exam
  • Students are expected to complete regular homework tasks in addition to the assessed coursework