Advanced English Grammar II

This course is intended for students who have reached an advanced level of English but need to further develop and improve their language skills. The focus will be on the difficulties that students are faced with when using the language in written and spoken forms. Students will analyse texts and discover their underlying grammatical systems. Students will focus on form and function as well as error awareness, correction and analysis. While 117 will deal primarily with the following word classes: verbs (including tense formation, grammatical functions and modality), adjectives, adverbs and prepositions in simple sentences, 118 will deal with sentence constituents in complex sentences. Students will be expected to demonstrate their developing grammatical awareness in written work. This course is designed specifically to help students to further develop competency in grammar, vocabulary and modes of written expression under timed conditions. In order to improve their self-editing skills, students will keep a portfolio of their written work.