Course Code: RE 219.1 • Study year: II • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Language and literature • Field of study: Romanian Language and Literature - English Language and Literature
Type of course: Elective (1 of 2)
Language of instruction: English
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Maria Crina Herțeg
Seminar tutor: Maria Crina Herțeg
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class / Seminary
Number of teaching hours per semester: 28
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 2

Course aims:

to empower students with the ability of using idioms adequately
to make students understand the meaning of idioms
to use idioms in oral and written discourse

Course Entry Requirements:

C 1

Course contents:

1 Fruit-based idioms in English 2 Animal idioms in English 3 Food idioms 4 Idioms based on body parts 5 Idioms clustered around colours 6 Metaphoricity of English idioms 7 Common metaphors in idioms 8 Idioms in proverbs 9 Clichés and fixed statements 10 Idioms based on war 11 Idioms used in science and technology 12. Idioms used in business English 13. Idioms of failure and success 14. 14 Death and dead based idioms

Teaching methods:


Learning outcomes:

to produce oral presentations and texts in which idioms are used adequately

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written Test 60%Portfolio 40 %

Recommended reading:

O`Dell, F., & McCarthy, M., English idioms in advanced use. 60 Units of vocabulary reference and practice. Self-study and classroom use., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010,
Wright, J., Idioms organizer. Organised by metaphor, topic and key word., Heinle, 2002,
Gerber, J., English idioms explained. Learn how to use and understand 125 idioms in English., Kindle edition, 2015,
Watcyn-Jones, P., Test your English idioms, Penguin Books., London, 2000,