Module 1 (Introduction to English):

The module provides an introduction to the English language and focuses on English vocabulary and grammar as well as oral communication. Students will advance their vocabulary learning strategies, extend their knowledge of English grammar and develop effective academic oral communication strategies.    

The module comprises 7 lectures, 5 workshops and 6 seminars. Students are expected to prepare for each session by completing assigned tasks and readings. Active participation in the seminars, workshops and tutorials is expected and will further the academic advancement of the student. The examination includes an oral presentation and a final sit-down exam on vocabulary and grammatical knowledge.

Module coordinator autumn 2019: Hanna Salmi

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Module 2 (Reading literature):

The aim of this module is to help undergraduate students to develop necessary skills for reading and analysing English-language literature. Students will study literary texts in English from different genres (drama, novels, poetry and short stories) and will learn basic analytic methods and literary concepts.

The module comprises five lectures, five two-hour seminars, and four two-hour workshops, all of which involve active participation from the students. The students will read primary texts and secondary material before each seminar. They will discuss the material in groups, in and outside of class, using these meetings as occasions to reflect upon and voice their ideas about their reading of primary texts and understanding of the secondary material. The final examination will include a written assignment and a written, sit-down exam in practical text analysis.

Module coordinator autumn 2019: Irina Rasmussen

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Module 3 (Linguistics 1):

The module provides insight into the different areas of English linguistics by introducing basic concepts that are relevant to the description of the structure and use of English in the fields of phonetics, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. Students will learn central and relevant concepts in these areas as well as their interrelationships.

The module comprises twelve two-hour lectures and twelve two-hour workshops. Active participation is expected from the students, who will read texts before each lecture and prepare exercises before the workshops. The final sit-down examination will include questions concerning all the different linguistic areas which have been presented and discussed.

Module coordinator autumn 2019: Mikko Höglund

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Module 4 (Academic reading and writing):

The module aims to support and develop undergraduate students’ academic reading and writing skills in English, and help them become more effective academic readers and writers in English. It has been designed to provide them with the necessary skills to understand and learn from academic texts required of them at the university, with a specific focus on the domains of linguistics and literature.

The module comprises seventeen hours of seminars in total, spread throughout five units. Students are expected to actively participate in the seminars by reading and/or producing texts before the seminars as specified in the syllabus.

The final examination will include two argumentative essays, one in linguistics and one in literature.

Module coordinator autumn 2019: Hanna Salmi