English Grammar

lgerm1123  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

English Grammar
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h + 15.0 h
Q1 and Q2
Teacher(s)
Meunier Fanny; Schutz Natassia (compensates Meunier Fanny);
Language
English
Prerequisites
Level B1 of the Common Europea Framework of Reference for Languages
 
Main themes
Introduction to grammatical analysis : the sentence and its constituents
Detailed review of the English grammatical system.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

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By the end of the course, the students will be able to illustrate, explain (with the help of the appropriate grammatical metalanguage) and justify English grammar in use.

Students will be able to:

  • master the basic notions of English grammar and their analysis
  • understand and explain the coherence of the English grammatical system (i.e. via tense usage, modality, etc)
  • illustrate relationships between grammar, lexis and discourse
  • apply the grammatical rules in interactive competence
 

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Content
Content : Detailed review of the English grammatical system : introduction (what is grammar, why study grammar ? / Grammatical hierarchy (from morpheme to text) / Structure and basic syntax / Verbs / Tenses / Modality / Conditional / Nouns / Determiners / Pronouns / Adjectives / Adverbs / Conjunctions / Prepositions / Complementation / Indirect speech.
Teaching methods
30h lecture (grammatical theory) + 15h exercises. Question-answer methodology. Focus on the integration of the student's previous grammatical knowledge in the building of new knowledge.
Evaluation methods
The evaluations take place during the exam sessions:
a. January session (20% of the final mark: partial exam (written exam) on grammatical terminology (theory and exercises). Students do not get a pass mark for the January partial exam must retake that section in June.
b. June session (80% of the final mark): written exam (theory and exercises).
PLEASE NOTE THAT A FAIL MARK IN ONE OF THE SECTIONS (THEORY OR EXERCISES) WILL LEAD TO AN OVERALL FAIL FOR THE COURSE.
Bibliography

Understanding and Using English Grammar (4th Edition) [Paperback]
Betty Schrampfer Azar & Stacy A. Hagen (2009) Pearson Longman. 
+ Cambridge Grammar of English: a comprehensive guide to spoken and written English grammar and usage. [Paperback + CD]
Ronald Carter and Michael McCarthy (2006). Cambridge University Press.
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures: German, Dutch and English

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Minor in Linguistics

Minor in English Studies