Course Code: RE 125 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Language and literature • Field of study: Romanian Language and Literature - English Language and Literature
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Maria Crina Herțeg
Seminar tutor: Adina Botas
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 42
Number of teaching hours per week: 3
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 4

Course aims:

Effective written and spoken communication in English, at C2 level-producing texts peculiar to scientific communication in the academic environment(essays, reviews, presentations, projects, dissertation theses, translations, etc.)
Description of the phonetic, lexical and grammatical system of the English language in its diachronic evolution and in its synchronic varieties.
Appropriate use of conceptual and methodological apparatus of humanities for the interdisciplinary investigation of complex cultural facts.

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

The Noun: classification, gender, number, case; Exercises Regular /Irregular plurals; Exercises Countable/ uncountable nouns, Exercises The plural of compounds , Foreign plurals; Exercises The Genitive, the Dative case, exercises The Article: definite, indefinite, zero article; Exercises The Adjective: classification of adjectives; formation of adjectives, the comparison of adjectives, intensifying meaning, etc. exercises The Pronoun: demonstrative, possessive, indefinite pronouns; (possessive adjectives/pronouns, reflexive pronouns, demonstrative adjectives/ pronouns, indefinite pronouns), exercises The Numeral : cardinals, ordinals, fractions, multiplicative, punctuation marks. Noun clauses (noun clauses derived from statements/ questions), exercises

Teaching methods:

Lecture, Conversation, Cooperative learning, Discussion and survey, Team-based learning, Active learning systems, Active listening, Exercise solving.

Learning outcomes:

Description of the phonetic, lexical and grammatical system of the English language in its diachronic evolution and in its synchronic varieties. Description of linguistic theories and concepts, methods with a high degree of complexity, peculiar to the study of languages. Applying certain principles ,basic rules for understanding an oral or written text ,for communicating in an appropriate manner taking into account all the elements involved (linguistic,socio-linguistic,pragmatic,semantic,stylistic).

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written paper – theory and practice 60%; continuous assessment – 20%;exercise –book including extra grammar work-20%.

Recommended reading:

Gethin, Hugh, Grammar in Context, Longman, London, 1992, -.
Graver, B.D, Advanced English Practice, OUP, Oxford, 1986, -.
Michael McCarthy & Felicity O’Dell, English Phrasal Verbs in Use: Advanced, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2007, -.
Randolph Quirk, Sidney Greenbaum, Geoffrey Leech, Jan Svartvik, A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language, Longman, London, 1985, -.
Swan, Michael, Practical English Usage, OUP, Oxford, 1985, -.