English II

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 2:

Students gain familiarity with the verb phrase in more detail. The course focuses on the basic concepts connected with the verb phrase, such as mood, tense and aspect as well as on reported speech, conditionals and modal verbs.
Special emphasis is given to the relationship between the structure, meaning and function. 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.

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

  1. Enrollment in the first year of Interlingual Communication. Previous enrollment in the English I course.

Assessment

  • Midterm tests (40%) and exam (60%).
  1. 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