INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature
2016-2017

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 115 Contextual Grammar I Undergraduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 2 + 2 750 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Vildana Dubravac, Assist. Prof. Dr. asst. prof. Vildana Dubravac Vildana Dubravac, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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This course aims to promote understanding of the relation between language structures and lexical items as well as raising awareness of the attribution of meaning by means of these structures. Within the framework of a context, advanced language structures are analyzed so as to establish relations between form and text type. Synthesizing these structures, students produce advanced level texts employing these structures

COURSE OBJECTIVE
The general objectives of the course require each student to:
• Develop a critical perspective into advanced level structures of different types of texts on a contextual level
• Evaluate the most problematic forms of English grammar learning about their function by using methods such as error analysis or discourse analysis
• Use the advanced English grammar structures in various contexts.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction
  2. Present Tenses
  3. Past Tenses
  4. Test, Past to Present Tenses
  5. The Future
  6. Test, Negation and questions
  7. Revision
  8. Midterm Exam
  9. Passives
  10. Causatives and get
  11. Test, Reported speech 1
  12. Reported speech 2
  13. Conditionals
  14. Test, Conditionals
  15. Systematization

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction
  2. Present Tenses
  3. Past Tenses
  4. Past to Present Tenses
  5. The Future
  6. Negation and questions
  7. Revision

  1. Midterm Exam
  2. Passives
  3. Causatives and get
  4. Reported speech 1
  5. Reported speech 2
  6. Conditionals
  7. Conditionals
  8. Systematization

TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
Description
  • Interactive Lectures
  • Excersises
  • Discussions and group work
  • Problem solving
  • Assignments
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Quiz420
Midterm Exam(s)130
Term Paper110
Final Exam140
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
  • 1. Understand different ways in which grammar has been described
  • 2. Understand the factors that influence use of grammar and vocabulary in speech and writing
  • 3. Explain all the tenses in English grammar, and use them in different contexts
  • 4. Explain and use correctly structures such as reported speech, passive voice, and conditionals
TEXTBOOK(S)
  • Foley, M., Hall., D. (2008). Advanced Learners’ Grammar. Pearson Education.

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)1530450
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)1515225
Midterm Examination (1 week)122
Final Examination(1 week)133
Preparation for Midterm Examination12020
Preparation for Final Examination12020
Assignment / Homework/ Project11515
Seminar / Presentation11515
Total Workload: 750
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 30