Course: Contemporary Language - English Grammar 2

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Course title Contemporary Language - English Grammar 2
Course code KAJ/APJA6
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
This is a follow-up course and its aim is to introduce the structure of complex and compound sentences, to explain basic types of subordinate clauses, ellipsis, the role of sentence condensers and different syntactic functions of non-finite verb forms. Students practise their theoretical knowledge in seminars.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook)
Learning outcomes
This follow-up course concentrates on complex and compound sentences, types of subordinate clauses, ellipsis, highlighting structures and the role of sentence condensers, functional sentence perspective and punctuation. Emphasis is put on basic structural differences between the English and Czech languages.


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 and credit test Examination It is a written exam and consists of both theory and practical applications of theoretical rules
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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