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340070 UE Functional grammar and stylistics English (2020W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 34 - Translationswissenschaft
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Saturday 12.12. 08:30 - 13:00 Digital
Friday 18.12. 17:00 - 20:00 Digital
Saturday 19.12. 08:30 - 13:00 Digital
Friday 08.01. 17:00 - 19:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

We will review what grammar is/can be (grammar theory), and we will also work on selected topics (e.g. tense review, conditionals, affixes, gerunds & infinitives, modal verbs, reported speech, relative clauses, the passive, ...). Students are welcome to suggest additional topics.

The language of instruction is English.

*** PLEASE NOTE *** If possible, we will follow a blended learning approach with face-to-face contact hours in December and additional e-learning sessions (optional digital live meetings not listed above will be recorded, and live participation is not mandatory).
However, it is not yet clear whether blended learning will be permitted, and students should therefore prepare for the possibility of the entire course being taught online.

*** UPDATE (Sept 18) *** Due to rising case numbers and recent research on aerosol transmission in enclosed spaces, this class will be taught online. I'm working hard to make sure that I can offer you an interesting course in an interactive learning environment. Please take care and I look forward to working with you soon!

+++ Some asynchronous activities (readings, tasks, ...) will need to be completed before our first live session. +++

Assessment and permitted materials

Two tests, written assignments (homework)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Mid-semester test (40%), end-of-term test (40%), assignments (20%).
Grading: 90% - 1
80% - 2
70% - 3
60% - 4
59% - 5 (fail)

Students must pass at least one of the tests (=60% or more) in order to pass the course.

Examination topics

Both tests and the assignments will be based on the topics covered in class.

Reading list

TBA on moodle and in class

Association in the course directory

Last modified: We 16.12.2020 10:09