Grammar I

Mersin University

ENGLISH LINGUISTICS PROGRAM

COURSE OUTLINE

COURSE INFORMATION  
Year 2014-2015
Semester Fall
Course Code PREP GRA. (B)
Course Title Grammar I
Instructor Asst. Prof. Dr. Özlem KURTOĞLU
Office Hours Friday 14:50 – 16:30

 

OBJECTIVE(S) OF THE COURSE  
The aim of the course is to provide students with a general overview of the basic grammar rules and to enable them to apply these rules correctly.

 

WEEKLY TOPICS    
DATE TOPIC ASSIGNMENT/READING

 

– 16.09.2014

– 17.09.2014

Introduction

Tenses

   
– 23.09.2014

– 24.09.2014

Present and Future Time

Present and Future Time

Maurer (1-8)

Maurer (9-15)

   
– 30.09.2014

– 01.10.2014

Past Time

Past Time

Maurer (16-21)

Maurer (22-32)

   
– 08.10.2014

 

Simple and Progressive: Action and Non-Action Verbs

Simple and Progressive: Action and Non-Action Verbs

Maurer (33-43)

Maurer (44-53)

 
– 14.10.2014

– 15.10.2014

Be and Auxiliaries in Additions, Tags, and Short Answers

Modals to Express Degrees of Necessity

Maurer (56-71)

Maurer (72-88)

 
– 21.10.2014

– 22.10.2014

Modals to Express Degrees of Certainty

Modals to Express Degrees of Certainty

Maurer (89-96)

Maurer (96-112)

 
– 28.10.2014

 

Count and Non-Count Nouns

Definite and Indefinite Articles

Maurer (114-127)

Maurer (128-136)

 
– 04.11.2014

– 05.11.2014

Definite and Indefinite Articles

1st Midterm

Maurer (137-140)
   
– 11.11.2014

– 12.11.2014

Quantifiers

Quantifiers

Maurer (141-149)

Maurer (149-152)

   
– 18.11.2014

– 19.11.2014

Modification of Nouns

Modification of Nouns

Maurer (153-160)

Maurer (161-178)

   
– 25.11.2014

– 26.11.2014

Adjective Clauses: Review and Expansion

Adjective Clauses: Review and Expansion

Maurer (180-190)

Maurer (191-194)

 
– 02.12.2014

– 03.12.2014

Adjective Clauses with Prepositions; Adjective Phrases

Adjective Clauses with Prepositions; Adjective Phrases

Maurer (195-202)

Maurer (203-218)

 
– 09.12.2014

– 10.12.2014

The Passive: Review and Expansion

The Passive: Review and Expansion

Maurer (220-228)

Maurer (229-234)

 
– 16.12.2014

– 17.12.2014

The Passive to Describe Situations and to Report Opinions

The Passive to Describe Situations and to Report Opinions

Maurer (235-242)

Maurer (242-255)

 
– 23.12.2014

– 24.12.2014

2nd Midterm

Review

 

REFERENCES  
Textbook(s) Maurer, Jay. (2006). Focus on Grammar 5: An Integrated Skills Approach (3rd Edition). New York: Longman.
Supplementary Reading(s) Foley, Mark & Hall, Diane. (2005). Advanced Learner’s Grammar. (4th Edition). Essex: Longman.

Pollock, Carrol. (1997). Communicate What You Mean: A Concise Advanced Grammar. (2nd Edition). New York: Longman.

 

 

GRADING   %
1st Mid-Term

2nd Midterm

15

15

Total 30

 

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS                                                 
  • It is the student’s responsibility to record and follow his own attendance. (For the percentages, refer to the University’s Education Guide.)
  • Students should not enter the classroom after the class has been started.
  • Students who do not bring their course materials are not allowed to enter the class.
  • Cell phones should be turned off, or set to vibrate for emergency during the class. Camera, tape or video recording is not allowed if not stated otherwise.
  • Assignments should be prepared in accordance with the Department’s Assignment, Research Paper and Thesis (A.R.T.) Preparation Guide. (can be accessed from the department’s site; http:www.mersindilbilim.info)
  • It is the student’s responsibility to practice the highest standards of academic honesty. Cheating, plagiarism and any other form of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated.
  • Assignments submitted later than the indicated dates are not accepted. Deadlines should strictly be followed.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to obtain missed information from another student, not from the instructor.