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ELI 512 Spoken and Written Grammar in Academic Contexts

In this course, you will learn to make effective grammar choices to express yourself clearly and concisely and to connect your ideas logically and smoothly in a range of situations. You will become more aware of grammar usage typical in your own academic discipline. You will learn how to use helpful online tools to discover which words or phrases are frequently used in a variety of contexts. You will also identify and improve some of your own grammar trouble spots. This course may be ideal for you if you are a graduate student wishing to learn how to express yourself more clearly and accurately both on and off campus.

Course activities include:

  • In-class and online discussions

  • Analysis of spoken language and written texts

  • Verb tense analysis

  • Clause combining and punctuation exercises

  • Review the English article system

  • Speaking games and role-plays

  • Error identification and editing

(1 credit)