Course ObjectiveAfter successfully completing this course students will have an
extensive knowledge of the grammar of written and spoken contemporary
English and be able to apply that knowledge in the analysis of the main
characteristics of specific text types and the production thereof.
Course ContentThe course has two components. The first is a detailed treatment of the
textbook, including weekly assignments on the highlighted chapters. The
second component involves discussion and analysis of a series of texts
belonging to different genres. The focus here is in the first instance
on determining how specific linguistic choices have an effect on the
coherence and readability of the text. However, equally important is to
consider how specific linguistic features of a text can be explained in
terms of broader features of the genre in question.
Teaching MethodsSeminars (2 x 2 hours per week). One of the seminars has a Blended
Method of Assessment(A) a written exam based on the text book and class materials (70% of
the final mark); (B) a grammar test (30% of the final mark).
Entry RequirementsStudents must have attended the following courses from the first year of
the programme: Genre Design L_AAMATECOO3; Narrativiteit L_NCMACIW018;
English as a second language L_ETMAEDU001; Postcolonial language and
LiteratureDowning, A. (2015). English Grammar: A University Course. 3rd edition.
Abingdon: Routledge. An additional short list containing relevant
articles will be made known at the beginning of the course and made
available on Canvas.
Target AudienceSecond year students of MA Educatie in Taal en Cultuurwetenschappen,
English Language and Culture.
Additional Information80% attendance and submission of the course work is conditional for
being awarded a grade for the course.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Course Coordinator||dr. L.M. Rupp|
|Examiner||dr. L.M. Rupp|
dr. L.M. Rupp
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