Contemporary English language 2

Course title: Contemporary English Language 2
Instructors
: Majerović, Zgaga, Zubak Pivarski
ECTS credits:
5
Semester:
2nd (summer)
Status:
mandatory
Form of instruction
: language classes, 4 classes a week
Enrolment requirements:
students must have attended Contemporary English Language 1
Course requirements:
written and oral exam

Course description:
This course focuses on normative grammar of the contemporary English language, placing special emphasis on syntactic units and their features, and on the reading of texts in order to expand vocabulary and develop written and oral communication skills.

Objectives:
The objective of the course is for students to develop their abilities of comprehension, as well as written and oral expression in English through various reading, writing, listening and speaking exercises, and through the individual study of grammatical patterns. Students are also taught how to use various reference books, especially dictionaries and grammar handbooks.

Reading:
TEXTS:
– A Reader for Students of Contemporary English Language 1 and 2
– Bašić, Ivana; Zubak Pivarski, Marina: A Reader for Contemporary English Language 1 and 2, Zagreb: FF press, 2013

GRAMMAR BOOKS:
– Eastwood, John (2005). Oxford Learner’s Grammar: grammar finder, Oxford: Oxford University Press
– Swan, Michael (2005). Practical English Usage, Oxford: Oxford University Press
– Biber, Douglas; Susan Conrad; Geoffrey Leech (2002). Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English, Harlow: Longman, (Chapters 2, 3)
– Eastwood, John (1994). Oxford Guide to English Grammar, Oxford: Oxford University Press (out of print)
– Karlovčan, Vjekoslav (2002). A Survey of English Grammar, Zagreb: Profil International
– Grammar Exercises for Students of CEL 2
 (exercise book/workbook)

DICTIONARIES:
Students are required to use on a regular basis at least one monolingual dictionary of the English language:
e.g. Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary. Seventh edition. Oxford University Press. Oxford, 2005

Week by week schedule:

1. FINITE AND NON-FINITE FORMS
–   infinitives, gerunds, participles
–   non-finite clauses
2. SENTENCE TYPES AND DISCOURSE FUNCTIONS
–   questions, statements, imperatives, exclamations
3. 1ST TEXT FROM THE READER
–   comprehension and vocabulary
4. THE VERB PHRASE IN SUBORDINATE CLAUSES
–   indirect speech
–   review – tenses and aspects
5. 1ST TEXT FROM THE READER
–   vocabulary and translation
6. THE VERB PHRASE IN SUBORDINATE CLAUSES
–   time clauses
7. 2ND TEXT FROM THE READER
–   comprehension and vocabulary
8. THE VERB PHRASE IN SUBORDINATE CLAUSES
–   expressing hypothesis – hypothetical and other conditionals
9. 2ND TEXT FROM THE READER
–   vocabulary and translation
10. REVISION – grammar and vocabulary
11.  TEST – grammar (tenses, modals, verb phrase in subordinate clauses)
12. TEST – discussion
13. ADVERBS & ADVERBIALS
–  syntactic and semantic role
14.  3RD TEXT FROM THE READER
–   comprehension and vocabulary
15. NOUNS
–    types of nouns
–    the noun phrase – premodification/postmodification
16. 3RD TEXT FROM THE READER
–    vocabulary
17.  NOUNS
–  countable/uncountable; plurals of nouns
–  agreement
–  gender
18. 3. TEKST IZ ZBIRKE – vocabulary and translation 
19.  ARTICLES
–   introduction
20.  4TH TEXT FROM THE READER
–   comprehension and vocabulary
21.  ARTICLES
–    exercises
22. 4TH TEXT FROM THE READER
–   vocabulary and translation
23. POSSESSIVES, DEMONSTRATIVES, PRONOUNS
24. QUANTIFIERS AND NUMERALS & MEASUREMENTS
25. PREPOSITIONS
26. PHRASAL, PREPOSITIONAL AND PHRASAL-PREPOSITIONAL VERBS
27.  PREPOSITIONS AND MULTI-WORD VERBS – revision and exercises
28.  ADJECTIVES
29. REVISION – grammar and vocabulary
30. REVISION