Academic English CIS-L&S Grammar


Course Objective

• You have knowledge of and insight into the most important areas of
English grammar, particularly those which typically cause students
problems when writing formal English.
• You have insight into your own strengths and weaknesses in
grammatical terms, and know how to go about resolving the weaknesses.

Course Content

An introduction into the most important aspects of English grammar, with
an emphasis on the structures which are frequently used in academic
language and on structures which typically cause problems for students
when writing formal English.

Teaching Methods

Lectures (1hr per week) and seminars (2hrs per week).

Method of Assessment

Online multiple choice exam.

Entry Requirements

English at VWO level.


Mackenzie, J.L. (2014). Principles and pitfalls of English grammar.
Third edition. Bussum: Coutinho.

Target Audience

First year students of CIW and L&S.

Additional Information

This is an obligatory course in the first year programme for CIW and
L&S. Attendance is compulsory. The course is not open to students
following other degrees. Students of CIW need to have passed this course
in order to take the following English courses in the second year:
Global English, Analysing text and talk, and Text production and

Custom Course Registration

There is a slightly different enrollment procedure for this course. The standard procedure of the Faculty of Humanities has students sign up for (i) the course, (ii) the type of class (lecture and/or preferred seminar group), and (iii) the exam. However, for this course the instructor will assign the students to the seminar groups. Therefore, students should sign up for (i) the course, (ii) the lectures (if applicable), and (iii) the exam, but not for the seminar groups.

General Information

Course Code L_EABAALG103
Credits 3 EC
Period P2
Course Level 100
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator A.J. Gambrel
Examiner A.J. Gambrel
Teaching Staff drs. I.M.W. 't Hart MPhil
A.J. Gambrel

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Lecture, Seminar*

*You cannot select a group yourself for this teaching method, you will be placed in a group.

Target audiences

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