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.

Information autumn term 2019:

  • You have to register on time to keep your place. Online registration will be open between 6 and 20 August. Follow the instructions for registration (exchange students - see separate information on registration)
  • Schedule. The schedule is subject to change in case of unforeseen circumstances.
  • Course literature: see attachment
  • After registration, you will get access to Athena where course material will be published by the teacher.
  • Studying with us


If you have been placed on the waiting list for this course, we will contact you via email after the registration has closed for admitted students if we can offer you a place. Make sure that your contact details on are up to date.