Course: Contemporary Language - English Grammar 2

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Course title Contemporary Language - English Grammar 2
Course code KAJ/APJA5
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course content
Essential information on basic sentence elements, their definitions and syntagmatic and paradigmatic relations within sentences. Sentence structure, various roles of the subject in the sentence and the structure of the predicate according to the complementation of the verb by objects, adverbials and complements. Because of the structural differences between English and Czech, great attention will also be paid to complex noun phrases and negation in English and Czech.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook)
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to make students understand the structure of the sentence as a basic unit of communication, and help them identify its parts and their relations (subject, verb, object, adverbial). The focus is also on the complex noun phrase, negation and Czech one-element sentences and their English equivalents.
Students will learn basic terminology related to the English grammar (verbs).

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam, Student performance, Analysis of linguistic, Systematic Observation of Student

Credit requirements 80% active attendance in seminars Meticulous home preparation, including written homework Short tests during the course Credit test
Recommended literature
  • Biber,D.; Conrad, S.; Leech,G. (1999). Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English. Harlow.
  • Dušková, L. (1994). Mluvnice současné angličtiny na pozadí češtiny. Praha.
  • Greenbaum, S.; Quirk, R. (1990). Student´s Grammar of the English Language. Harlow.
  • Hewings, M. (2005). Advanced Grammar in Use. Cambridge.
  • Chalker, S. (2005). A Student´s English Grammar Workbook. Harlow.
  • Van Valin Jr., R.D. (2001). An Introduction to Syntax. Cambridge.

Study plans that include the course
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