English Grammar in Use

Improve your English through exploring grammar
Module information
Semester 1 or Semester 2
3 hours per week
Module leader:
Ella Cooper

Module name and code

  • English Grammar in Use EL2013

Module aims

  • English GrammarExplore the relationship between grammar and meaning in English.
  • Account for the grammatical choices made by proficient users of the language.
  • Critically evaluate traditional, prescriptive grammar rules by testing their validity against examples of authentic English.
  • Where the traditional ‘rules’ are found to be lacking, consider alternative ways of accounting for language use.
  • Explore some of the larger grammatical building blocks of the language, such as noun phrases and participle clauses.
  • Identify distinct features of different genres.

Who is this module for?

  • This module is open to all Erasmus and Study Abroad students for university credits.
  • Students are expected to have an advanced level of English: CEFR C1


  • Coursework assignment
  • Final written exam
  • Students are expected to complete regular homework tasks in addition to the assessed coursework

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