English III

Credit points: 3
Contact hours: 75
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;
  • competences in English phonetics/phonology
  • the ability to analyse prosodic features and sentence intonation)
  • reading, listening, writing and speaking skills.

Content (Syllabus outline)

The course is divided into the following two units:

a) English Grammar 3

b) English Language Practice II

English Grammar 3:

Students will gain familiarity with the noun phrase and its constituents. The course will focus on the morphology of the noun, modifiers in the noun phrase and article usage.

Special emphasis will be given to the relationship between the structure, meaningand function. Students will be encouraged to compare grammatical elements of English and Slovene and to consider the different ways of expressing certain elements of English grammar.

English Language Practice:

Speaking: pairwork, group discussion. Reading: working with original texts, comprehension exercises. Listening: working with audio texts, comprehension exercise. Writing: exploring the process of writing. The focus is on general and specialised vocabulary building, collocations, idioms, phrasal verbs etc.


  • 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.
  • Cunningham, Gillie and Jan Bell (2009) Face2face Advanced Student's Book with CD-ROM. Cambridge: CUP
  • Gude, Kathy and Michael Duckworth (2002) Proficiency Masterclass . Oxford: OUP.


EnrollmEnrollment in the second year of Interlingual Communication


English Language Practice: Midterm tests (40%) and exam (60%) – 80% of the final grade

English Grammar 3: Midterm test (20% of the final grade).

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.


Neža Pisanski Peterlin