EML509 English Grammar in Context (8)

English Grammar in Context is a foundational subject that introduces diverse schools of English grammar and explores the place of grammar in learning English as an additional language or dialect. The subject enables students to develop a proficiency of grammar metalanguage in order to further their participation in, and investigation of, grammatical practices in diverse social contexts.  


Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EML509. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Teacher Education

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critique various grammatical theories;
  • be able to identify, analyse, and discuss grammatical features of different English texts;
  • be able to assess applications of English grammar in professional contexts; and,
  • be able to appropriate grammatical theories in professional practice.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to various grammatical perspectives, theories, as well as critiques
  • Introduction to grammatical metalangauge that is applicable across theories
  • Grammatical analysis of diverse English texts
  • Critical evaluation of, and reflection on, the application of grammar in TESOL practice


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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.