English Grammar

lgerm1123  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

English Grammar
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
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 :

1 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
 
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

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

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

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Continuous assessment (5 points out of 20 of the final grade):
1 point: participation in the tests organized before each exercise session
4 points: results for the continuous assessment tests (theory and exercises)
January session (7.5 points out of 20 of the final grade):
Written exam on the subjects covered during the first semester (60% theory - 40% exercises).
Students who do not get a pass mark for the January partial exam must retake that part in June.
June session (7.5 points out of 20 of the final grade):
Written exam on the subjects covered during the second semester (60% theory - 40% exercises).
PLEASE NOTE THAT A FAIL GRADE IN ONE OF THE SECTIONS (SUBJECTS COVERED DURING THE FIRST OR SECOND SEMESTER) WILL LEAD TO AN OVERALL FAIL FOR THE COURSE.
September session:
Written exam on the subjects covered during the first (50%) and second (50%) semester (60%: theory - 40%: exercises, for each section).
PLEASE NOTE THAT A FAIL GRADE IN ONE OF THE SECTIONS (SUBJECTS COVERED DURING THE FIRST OR SECOND SEMESTER) WILL LEAD TO AN OVERALL FAIL FOR THE COURSE.
Bibliography

Understanding and Using English Grammar (5th 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
Force majeure
Evaluation methods
The written exam will then take place online, on Moodle. The questions will be timed and the navigation will be sequential. More specifically, there will be: open questions, short-answer questions and multiple-choice questions.


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

Minor in English Studies

Minor in Linguistics

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General