This course aims to enhance the student’s ability to employ English for academic and professional purposes. A series of seminars running throughout the term will cover a range of genres of both written and spoken communication (such as business correspondence, reports, academic papers, oral presentations). The student’s linguistic proficiency will be improved through individual and collaborative tasks, which have been designed to develop both written and spoken language skills. Upon successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

  • explain the need for stylistic variation in different kinds of text;
  • recognise various genres and be aware of their aims;
  • produce coherent and structured texts;
  • give oral presentations in formal settings;
  • present arguments or points of view orally and in writing;
  • recognise grammatical patterns in speech and in writing;
  • compare different text styles and genres.

This course does not fulfill the requirements for admission to higher levels.

Syllabus and application

Eligibility criteria: English B / 6 or equivalent + 60 university credits (HEC) in an academic subject.

This course will not be offered in the spring term 2018.

Information autumn term 2017:

Please note that the schedule is subject to change, in case of unforeseen circumstances.

Written exams

Only for students who started the course before autumn 2016. Written exams on this course will not be offered after autumn term 2017.

Exam schedule - see attachment