Contemporary English Language 3

Course title: Contemporary English Language 3
Lecturers:
Dr Ivana Bašić, Tea Raše
ECTS credits
: 5
Semester
: 3rd (winter)
Status
: mandatory
Form of instruction
: language classes, 4 classes a week
Enrolment requirements
: a pass mark in Contemporary English Language 1 and 2
Course requirements
: written and oral exam
Course objectives:
The aim of the course is to enable students to understand complex language structures and use them correctly in speech and writing. Students will also develop their abilities of analytical and critical thinking, and raise their cultural competence.
Course description:

The course focuses on the syntactic aspects of the contemporary English language, placing particular emphasis on different types of clauses and their properties in order to help students improve their written and oral communication skills. It also includes the reading and analysis of texts in order to enable students to expand their vocabulary, improve their comprehension of stylistically diverse texts and gain better knowledge of English-speaking cultures.
In classes students study grammar and work on the selected texts. The selected texts are collected in the Reader, provided at the beginning of the course. They include short fiction texts and newspaper articles. As it is important that the selected texts are recent their titles are not listed in the week by week schedule. Students practice the use of grammatical structures using Syntax Workbook for University Students of English prepared by the lecturers particularly for this course.

LITERATURE:
Grammar  books:
– Greenbaum, Sidney and Quirk, Randolph: A Student’s Grammar of the English Language. Longman, 1990.
– Biber, Douglas; Susan Conrad; Geoffrey Leech. Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English. Longman, 2002.
– Karlovčan, Vjekoslav: An Advanced Learner’s English Grammar. Profil International. Zagreb, 2002.

– Veselica-Majhut, S., Bašić, I. and Zubak M.: Syntax Workbook for University Students of English, FF Press, Zagreb, 2007

– Reader for Students of CEL 3

SESSION BY SESSION SCHEDULE:
1. INTRODUCTORY SESSION
2. SENTENCES AND CLAUSES
Greenbaum and Quirk: Chapter 2 – A general framework
3. THE SIMPLE SENTENCE
Chapter 10 – Clause structure
Syntactic functions of clause elements
4. A TEXT FROM THE READER
– text analysis and study of the vocabulary
5. COORDINATION
Chapter 13
A TEXT FROM THE READER
6. SUBJECT-VERB CONCORD – Chapter 10
QUASICOORDINATION – Chapter 13
7. A TEXT FROM THE READER
8. THE COMPLEX SENTENCE
– Chapter 14 – subordination and coordination
– finite, nonfinite and verbless clauses
9. A TEXT FROM THE READER
SUBORDINATION
– Chapter 14 – formal indicators of subordination
10. SYNTACTIC FUNCTIONS OF SUBORDINATE CLAUSES – Chapter 15
NOMINAL CLAUSES – introduction
11. NOMINAL CLAUSES
12. NOMINAL CLAUSES
13. CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT TEST 1
14. Chapter 17 – The noun phrase
15. RELATIVE CLAUSES
16. A TEXT FROM THE READER
17. NOMINAL AND RELATIVE CLAUSES
18.ADVERBIAL CLAUSES – Chapter 15
19. ADVERBIAL CLAUSES
20. ADVERBIAL CLAUSES
21. A TEXT FROM THE READER
22. COMPARATIVE CLAUSES
23. A TEXT FROM THE READER
24. ADVERBIAL CLAUSES
25. REVISION FOR THE EXAM
26. CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT TEST 2
27. FEEDBACK ON THE EXAM – discussion