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.  

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineBathurst 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

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool 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.


The 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


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 16 February 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.