English Grammar (9494.3)
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|Academic Program Area - Education||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will:
1. Have gained a knowledge of basic English grammar;
2. Be able to recognise and explain a range of basic grammatical forms and sentence structures; and
3. Be able to apply this knowledge in their academic study and communication.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Incompatible units7707 English Grammar.
Equivalent units7707 English Grammar.
Assumed knowledgeCompetence in the English language.
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Altenberg, Evelyn P. and Robert M. Vago. 2010. English Grammar: Understanding the Basics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
The textbook is available at the co-op bookshop, and the university library also has a copy.
Students are requested to have a Macquarie dictionary and, if possible, a thesaurus.
All students will benefit from reading widely in at least one area of grammar to develop an understanding of how different authors describe and discuss concepts and examples.
The library has copies of the recommended texts.
Brjars, Kersti and Kate Burridge (2010), Introducing English Grammar (2nd edition), London: Hodder Education.
Celce-Murcia, Marianne and Diane Larsen-Freeman (1999) The Grammar Book: an ESL/EFL Teacher's Course (2nd edition), Heinle and Heinle.
Collins, Peter and Carmella Hollo (2010) English Grammar: an introduction, 2nd edition, London: Palgrave.
De Silva J. and A. Burns (1990) Focus on Grammar, Sydney: National Centre for English Language Teaching and Research (Macquarie).
Huddleston, Rodney and Geoffrey K. Pullum (2005) A Student's Introduction to English Grammar, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Larsen-Freeman, D (2001) ‘Grammar'. In R. Carter and D. Nunan (Eds) The Cambridge Guide to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 34-41.
Leech, G. and J. Svartvik (2002) A Communicative Grammar of English, London: Pearson Education.
Swan, Michael (2005) Practical English Usage, 3rd edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Swan, Michael and Catherine Walter (1997) How English Works: A grammar practice book, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
1. An aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
2. Students must submit all assessment items to pass the unit.
3. If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignment or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student, who should contact the convener about the matter.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Students are expected to devote ten hours a week for the successful completion of this unit. The remaining hours can be allocated to unit-related tasks based on students' preerences and need.
The time devoted to the unit would normally consist of:
Reading (required text and additional suggested material) 30
Participating in on line forums and activities 16
Attending/listening to lectures and participating in tutorials 32
Tutorial preparation (e.g. grammar exercises, online exercises from companion website) 22
Assessment items 50 hours
Your participation in both class and online activities will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
Required IT skills
Word, email, internet, use of Canvas. Uploading of documents to Canvas.
No additional costs. It is important to have access to the text book. This can be purchased or accessed through the library.
Work placement, internships or practicums