English V

Credit points: 6
Contact hours: 60
Type: P, V

Course Description

Objectives and competences

  • the ability to describe language principles and gain theoretical analysis thereof;
  • the ability to use adequate language resources;
  • the ability to understand advanced English grammatical structures and their usage in the students' formation of their own texts or translation;
  • the ability to analyse the functions of the grammatical elements in texts;
  • competences in fluent oral expression;
  • competences in written expression and the ability to sensitize the process of writing
  • competences in written expression in accordance with grammatical and text-type principles

Content (Syllabus outline)

The course is divided into two units:

a) English Contrastive Grammar 1

b) Text Formation (English)


English Contrastive Grammar 1:

Students upgrade their grammatical competences gained during the first two years of the cycle, extending their knowledge to the contrastive grammar between English and Slovene. They gain familiarity with the translation-relevant contrastive analysis methods and topics: noun-oriented tendency in English, aspectuality, indirect discourse, passive voice, (in)animate subject, non-finite verb forms, discourse-relevant translation strategies with proper names.

Text Formation (English):

Students deal with a series of topics which help them build up their topic-related vocabulary and cultivate idiomatic English usage. Oral expression techniques aim to sensitize students to the form of organized classroom discussion.  Written expression techniques investigate advanced forms of the writing process, which students apply to the writing skills gained during the first two years.


  • Chesterman, Andrew (1998) Functional Contrastive Analysis. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
  • James, Carl (1980, 1998) Contrastive Analysis. London: Longman.
  • Klinar, Stanko (1996) Prispevki k tehniki prevajanja iz slovenščine v angleščino. Teorija in praksa slovensko-angleške kontrastivne analize. Radovljica: Didakta.
  • Biber, Douglas et al. (1999) Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English. Harlow, Essex: Pearson Education.
  • Brook-Hart, Guy (2007) Business Benchmark Advanced. Cambridge: CUP.


Enrollment in the third year of Interlingual Communication.


English Text Formation: Exam (80% of the final grade)

English Contrastive Grammar 1: Midterm test (20% of the final grade).

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