English IV

Credit points: 3
Contact hours: 30
Type: P, V

Main Instructor

dr. Neža Pisanski Peterlin, Associate Professor

Course Description

Objectives and competences

The students develop the following:

  • advanced competences in English;
  • competences in language problem solving;
  • the ability to describe and theoretically analyse language principles;
  • competences in the use of adequate language resources;
  • the ability to identify the grammatical structure of English as the basis for practical translation;
  • the ability to analyse grammatical elements in a text.

Content (Syllabus outline)

English Grammar 4:

Students gain familiarity with those parts of speech which have not yet been discussed in English I, II and III (pronouns, adjectives and adverbs) as well as with the structure of the prepositional phrase. Furthermore, the course focuses on topics such as non-finite verbal forms, passive voice and word order.

Students are encouraged to compare grammatical categories of English and Slovene and to consider the different ways of expressing selected elements of English grammar in Slovene and to consider the different ways of expressing certain elements of English grammar in Slovene.

Readings

  • Greenbaum, Sidney in Randolph Quirk (1990) A Student's Grammar of the English Language. London: Longman.
  • Blaganje, Dana in Ivan Konte (1995) Modern English Grammar. Ljubljana: DZS.

Prerequisites

Enrollment in the second year of Interlingual Communication.

Previous enrollment in the English III course.

Assessment

Exam.

Assessment scale: 6–10 (positive) or 1–5 (negative); in line with the Statute of the University of Ljubljana and the faculty's examination rules.

Ucitelj

Neža Pisanski Peterlin