The course introduces the students to the underlying rules to acquire and use language in academic context. The course aims at developing grammatical competence of the learners to use grammatical structures in context in order to make the experience of learning English more meaningful enabling the students to meet their real life communication needs. The objectives of the course are to, reinforce the basics of grammar, understand the basic meaningful units of language, and introduce the functional aspects of grammatical categories and to comprehend language use by practically working on the grammatical aspects of language in academic settings. After studying the course, students would be able to use the language efficiently in academic and real life situations and integrate the basic language skills in speaking and writing. The students would be able to work in a competitive environment at higher education level to cater with the long term learners’ needs.
- Parts of speech
- Noun and its types
- Pronoun and its types
- Adjective and its types
- Verb and its types
- Adverb and its types
- Prepositions and its types
- Conjunction and its types
- Phrases and its different types
- Clauses and its different types
- Sentence, parts of sentence and types of sentence
- Synthesis of sentence
- Conditional sentences
- Common grammatical errors and their corrections
For the assessment of course objectives, various assignments and projects will be given during the semester and evaluation will be done through attained scores.
Assignments can be given from
The handouts provided by the instructor
Discussion during lectures
Selected exercises from the notebook
Quiz. 10 marks
Assignments. 5 marks
Class participation. 5 marks
Mid terms. 30 marks
Final terms. 50 marks
- Eastwood, J. (1999). A Basic English Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Swan, M. (2018). Practical English usage. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Thomson, A. J., & Martinet, A. V. (1986). A practical English grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press
- Biber, D., Johansson, S., Leech, G., Conrad, S., Finegan, E., & Quirk, R. (1999). Longman grammar of spoken and written English. Harlow Essex: MIT Press.
- Hunston, S., & Francis, G. (2000). Pattern grammar: A corpus-driven approach to the lexicalgrammar of English. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.