Syllabus

English Language Structure

Code
EN1086
Points
7.5 ECTS-credits
Level
First Cycle Level 1
Faculty
School of Language, Literatures and Learning
Subject field
English (ENA)
Group of Subjects
English
Disciplinary Domain
Humanities, 100%
This course can be included in the following main field(s) of study
English1
Progression indicator within (each) main field of study
1G1N
Approved
Approved by the Faculty School of Language, Literatures and Learning, 16 February 2012.
This syllabus is valid from 16 February 2012.
Revised
Revised, 02 July 2020.
Revision is valid from 02 July 2020.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course students will be able to:
  • describe and explain basic language structures and phenomena of the English language (such as word class and clause elements) by making use of relevant grammatical terminology, and to compare these structures with those of other languages
  • apply their knowledge and understanding of English language structure and its stylistic and regional variations so that they can communicate in idiomatic written English
  • independently solve language problems with the help of dictionaries, grammar books or electronic sources
  • identify grammatical and stylistic mistakes in the texts that they produce themselves, correct these mistakes and understand why a certain linguistic choice is preferred in a particular situation
  • identify the most common problems for learners of English and describe and explain to the learner what the problem is and how the problem is best dealt with to facilitate language learning.
  • demonstrate an understanding of basic speech production
  • read and transcribe words and sentences using phonetic script
  • demonstrate language proficiency by applying basic English grammar and writing rules.

Course Content

The course consists of three modules:
Module 1. Grammar 5 ECTS-credits
This part deals with the fundamental aspects of English grammar including exercises where the knowledge is applied in analyses of authentic texts with different kinds of grammatical problems.
Module 2. Phonetics 1 ECTS-credits
In the phonetics module the principles of English pronunciation are studied, along with the main differences between English and Swedish pronunciation. English pronunciation is practiced through the study of phonetic transcription.
Module 3a. Translation 1.5 ECTS-credits
The translation part is a contrastive study between the two languages Swedish and English.
Module 3b. Stylistics 1.5 ECTS-credits
Students who do not have Swedish as their native tongue choose an alternative which includes exercises in stylistics and idiomatic English in order to improve their proficiency in English.

Assessment

The course is examined through written exams. Modules 3a and 3b are also examined by seminar participation.

Forms of Study

The course is taught through lectures and seminars. All teaching is conducted in English. Seminar participation in modules 3a and 3b is obligatory.

Grades

The Swedish grades U - VG

Prerequisites

  • General entrance requirements and English B at Swedish upper secondary school, or equivalent knowledge.
  • No knowledge of Swedish is required.

Other Information

Replaces EN1033.