English VI

Credit points: 3
Contact hours: 30
Type: S

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;
  • the ability to analyse the functions of the grammatical elements in texts;
  • competences in written expression in accordance with grammatical and text-type principles 

Content (Syllabus outline)

English Contrastive Grammar 2:

Seminar work helps students upgrade their grammatical competences gained during the first two years of the cycle, on the basis of the knowledge from the lectures on the contrastive grammar between English and Slovene. Students 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. 


  • 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.


Enrollment in the third year of Interlingual Communication.

Previous enrollment in the English V course. 


Seminar paper (40%) and final exam (60%).

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.