This course differs from the course “Contemporary English: words, structures and usage” since it specifically focuses on grammar only and students may expect a much more detailed study of the structure of English word and sentences. This course is for anyone (from level B1 to C1) whose aim is to improve the use of English grammar. The course consists of two parts: English Grammar I (40 academic hours or 20 lessons) and English Grammar II (40 academic hours or 20 lessons). Part II is a continuation to Part I.
What is grammar?
We could compare grammar to any complex object, for example, a bicycle. A bicycle consists of different parts, such as the frame, wheels, pedals, handlebar, etc. Imagine that you attach a wheel to a handlebar, pedals to the saddle. Will your “bicycle” be workable and will you be able to use it? Hardly so. Only some of the ways of combining different parts of the bicycle together will result in a usable, well-structured bicycle. The same applies to a language. When learning grammar, we learn the different parts (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, etc.) and how these parts should be combined together to construct a sentence.
Aims and content
What is your experience with English grammar? Frightening? Difficult to learn? If grammar is taught and learnt in a systematic, well-organised way, it is no longer frightening. The course is based on my extensive 10-year-old experience in teaching English grammar at various levels. During the course you will systematically learn the rules of English grammar and have much practice. We will also focus on the most common mistakes and ways to avoid them.
The content of the course (specific topics) will be included in the individual course description.