Grammar Bridging Courses

Grammar Bridging Course - 2015

Who Should Take a Grammar Bridging Course?

It is recommended for students who are enrolling in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) degree and for Bachelor of Health Sciences Hearing and Speech students in year 2 of their course. The bridging course is not compulsory, but knowledge of grammar is assumed for the Semester 1 2015 Linguistics and Phonetics subject (a core unit in our undergraduate program) – grammar is only covered briefly during Semester 1.

Ask yourself: I achieved high marks in English do I need to take a Grammar Bridging Course?
See how many of the following questions you can answer:

1. These are some utterances typical of a 3-year old child interacting with his mother. Identify all the multiword phrases and classify them as NP, VP, ADJ-P, ADV-P, or PP: "That tiger a bad cat." "Two cars sit on garage." "My race car goes so fast."

2. Does this utterance from a 7-year old child contain more than one clause? "The giraffe fell onto the little boy."

3. Provide examples of how a speech pathologist might help this 2-year old begin to include more adjectival phrases in her language. Typically, the 2-year old says things like: "That a ball." "A baby."

4. Identify the verb in this utterance as either Copular, Auxiliary, Gerund or Infinitive: "They were happy."

If you experienced difficulty with any of the above questions or want to improve your skills and confidence in grammatical analysis, then the bridging course is for you!

If you have studied Linguistics and Phonetics at Sydney University (or an equivalent institution) you do not need to complete this bridging course.

Course Details

Duration: 10.5 hours

Date: Tuesday 3rd, Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th February 2015

Time: 10am to 2pm (includes a 30 minute break for lunch)

Venue: Cumberland Campus, 75 East St, LIDCOMBE. Building S, Room S102

Course Fee: $165. (Including GST and course manual)

Course Code: CS215

Register By: 4pm Monday, 2nd February 2015

To Register: Please email a copy of the payment receipt to

Payment Details

Payment option 1: online at select the Faculty of Health Sciences section and select Grammar Bridging Course

Payment option 2: By cheque – made out to: The University of Sydney. Send to Speech Pathology, PO Box 170 LIDCOMBE 1825 – include your full name and contact details to register for the course.

Payment is required by: 10am Tuesday 3rd February 2015

Conditions: Withdrawal prior to the closing date will result in your registration fee being refunded less $30 to cover administration costs. No refund is possible if withdrawal occurs after the closing date.

If you have any questions Dr Tricia McCabe (Undergraduate Course Director, Speech Pathology) will be available on enrolment day to answer questions. Alternatively, you can contact the Speech Pathology Program Administrator Email: Phone: (02)9351-9447