ENGL 119 Adv Grammar in Academic English

This is the second of two courses focused on helping non-native speakers develop a better understanding of English grammar in an academic context. Students will improve their accuracy in using English grammar through analysis and practice. Grammatical structures reviewed in this course include: common sentence problems; subject-verb agreement; conjunctions; simple, progressive, perfect, and perfect progressive verbs; complex sentences including adjective, noun, and adverb clauses, participial phrases, and quoted and indirect speech; phrasal and perfect modal verbs; passive voice; real and unreal conditionals; noncount nouns, articles, determiners and quantifiers.

Credits

3 Credits

Notes

Limited to non-native speakers of English.

ENGL 119Adv Grammar in Academic English

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I. General Information

Department

English, Languages, and Philosophy

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Other

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

48

Semester Contact Hours Lab

0

Semester Contact Hours Clinical

0

Notes and Advisories (only if included in catalog)

Limited to non-native speakers of English.

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

Y

Credit Hours Maximum, if repeatable

6

III. Catalog Course Description

This is the second of two courses focused on helping non-native speakers develop a better understanding of English grammar in an academic context. Students will improve their accuracy in using English grammar through analysis and practice. Grammatical structures reviewed in this course include: common sentence problems; subject-verb agreement; conjunctions; simple, progressive, perfect, and perfect progressive verbs; complex sentences including adjective, noun, and adverb clauses, participial phrases, and quoted and indirect speech; phrasal and perfect modal verbs; passive voice; real and unreal conditionals; noncount nouns, articles, determiners and quantifiers.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Recognize the basic parts of speech, parts of sentences, use standard word order for statements, negatives, and questions. Recognize and correct common sentence problems. Recognize, understand, and use with increasing accuracy: Coordinating and subordinating conjunctions and conjunctive adverbs. Simple, progressive, perfect and perfect progressive aspect in present, past and future tenses. Subject-verb agreement. Modal verbs, including phrasal and perfect Passive voice Read and unreal conditionals Adjective, noun and adverb clauses Participial phrases (reduced clauses) Quoted and indirect speech Count and non-count nouns Articles, determiners, quantifiers and possessives Use a dictionary and grammar reference to answer their own questions and correct their own errors in language use.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Review of the sentence and its parts: Parts of speech: Nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions Parts of sentences: Subjects, verbs and objects Standard word order in statements, negative statements, yes/no and wh-questions Subject-verb agreement Common sentence problems (e.g., comma splices, fragments and run-on sentences) Conjunctions: Coordinating and subordinating conjunctions, conjunctive adverbs Verbs: Simple, progressive, perfect and perfect progressive aspect in present, past and future tenses Modal verbs, including phrasal modals and modal perfects Passive voice Real and unreal conditionals Clauses: Adjective clauses Noun clauses Adverb clauses Quoted and indirect speech Participial phrases (reduced clauses) Nouns, Adjectives and Adverbs: Count and non-count nouns Articles, determiners, quantifiers, and possessives Dictionary and Grammar Reference Understanding the different types of information in a dictionary entry Locating and using information from a grammar reference

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

n/a

Required Exams

1. Regular quizzes and/or tests will be given to assess student progress and to prepare students for format of midterm and final exam. 2. A cumulative midterm and final exam will be given.

Required Text

1. Textbook determined by instructor.

Required Materials

A monolingual English dictionary appropriate for non-native speakers (either paper or online) Grammar reference appropriate for non-native speakers (the textbook, another book, or online materials may serve as the grammar reference)

Required Activities

Daily and weekly activities that give students an opportunity to discuss and analyze English grammar in authentic academic contexts, practice and receive corrective feedback on structures studied, and evaluate and improve their own accuracy in spoken and written English.

Assessment Strategy Narrative

A pre-test and post-test on the grammatical structures covered will be given. The final exam may function as the post-test.

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

n/a 1. Regular quizzes and/or tests will be given to assess student progress and to prepare students for format of midterm and final exam. 2. A cumulative midterm and final exam will be given. 1. Daily and weekly activities that give students an opportunity to discuss and analyze English grammar in authentic academic contexts, practice and receive corrective feedback on structures studied, and evaluate and improve their own accuracy in spoken and written English.