Module code: EAL4731 (sem 1) & EAL4732 (sem 2)
HEAR transcript: included as co-curricular activities
Module duration: weeks 10 / 2 hrs a week
Skills Points for doctoral students: 20
Preparation and assessment: none
Note: Grammar in Context 1 is offered in semester 1 and Grammar in Context 2 is offered in semester 2
Your written assignments require concise, precise writing. You need to keep an objective style, be specific and analytical. A solid knowledge of English grammar is your foundation. Designed for students whose first language is not English, this module explores grammar in an academic context in the first semester and both academic as well as general contexts in the second. You’ll learn techniques to enable you to swiftly summarise or paraphrase a passage, for example by inverting the sentence structure using the passive voice or changing verbs to nouns and using more noun phrases. These classes will also help improve your accuracy in writing. The modules run in both semesters, and you can take both as the content is different or choose to study on either course.
Key skills: using grammar with accuracy, expressing ideas with precision, becoming an independent language learner
Students' feedback on this module:
"Thank you for organising this wonderful module. The classes have made me feel confident that I can keep learning English Grammar by myself. I will beusing all the resources provided in this class in my future study."
"It is a very important module; it teaches you more than the usual English courses for foreign students. The 'context' part gives it additional value."
"The teacher was very friendly, making the sessions more interesting by inputting various stories about grammar, languages and cultures."