G-LSUD3 LingSp306 Special Areas of English

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The chief objective of this course is to focus on three, thought to be difficult and problematic for Greek learners, areas of English, namely specific parts of the grammar, the vocabulary as well as the culture of English. In particular, the course aims at focusing on the idiosyncrasies of English which create problems in learning but also teaching them. Phrasal verbs, prepositions, collective nouns, tail questions, negation, are cases in point as far as grammatical aspects are concerned; specialized vocabulary, idiosyncratic ways of expressing social needs, and the learning of the vocabulary via other means like songs or music are comprised in the study of the vocabulary. Finally, special cultural elements such as gestures, clothing, facial expressions are treated as indicative aspects of sociolinguistic interaction. The course is recommended only for students who can attend classes on a regular basis since no textbook is provided. Assessment: Final Exam


Teaching hours: 3 | Credits: 3 | ECTS: 6

The course is not currently offerred.