You may not realize it, but when you make friends, buy a car, or go to a restaurant, grammar is right there with you. Understanding grammar can help you understand your world better. This course introduces, practices, and applies grammatical structures to create meaning. The place of Grammar in the English lesson will
be discussed, the focus (as expressed in the curriculum) being on teaching
Grammar as a means of communication rather than an end in itself.
· To recognize how grammatical structures function together to create meaning.
· To teach the principles of the English language with an emphasis on improving the students' written proficiency.
· To analyze students’ mistakes in the target language ( a result of L1 interference)
· To equip the students with both the structures and the vocabulary they need to discuss grammatical topics as teachers in a Hebrew-speaking environment.
To review the basic and advanced grammatical
structures taught in classes.
Overview of Sentence Structure and Parts of
Conjunction (coordinating, subordinate and
Overview of Verb Tenses
The Simple Tenses
The Progressive Tenses
The Perfect Tenses
The Perfect Progressive Tenses
Present and Past, Simple and Progressive
Perfect and Perfect Progressive
**Review of Verb Tenses
Conditional & Wish Sentences
Gerunds & Infinitives
Adjective, adverb , and noun Clauses
Lectures, in class explanations, home exercises, quizzes, tests, discussion of answers guided by the book and
analysis of problematic structures.
1st year students who want to become familiar with grammatical structures
Practicing new structures at home
and in class; participating in class; succeeding in quizzes
and tests. Using the book's answer key on a weekly basis to self check and
discuss problematic structures.
and class participation: 10%
/ homework / quizzes (1-2 each semester): 30%
2 tests (at the
end of each semester): 60%