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

  • Critically evaluate traditional, prescriptive grammar rules by testing their validity against examples of authentic English
  • Explore the relationship between grammar (syntax) and meaning (semantics) by Identifying distinct features of different genres.
  • Account for the grammatical choices made by proficient users of the language.
  • Analyse some of the larger grammatical building blocks of the language, such as noun phrases and participle clauses, and deploy these appropriately in your own writing.
  • Identify relationships between grammatical structures and punctuation in writing, and apply this knowledge to your own writing.

In addition, you will be introduced to resources and strategies which you can use to continue your learning outside of the classroom, during the module and beyond. The University’s Blackboard learning platform will be used to support your independent learning.

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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