General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to provide a
foundation in those aspects of English usage
that can facilitate the conduct of professional

- to improve spoken fluency in routine field-
related interaction.
- to develop the student's ability to interpret
and comprehend authentic English text.
- to develop fluency in both spoken and written
language for various purposes, with focus on
the field of study.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is
expected to be better able to communicate with
others on matters of common interest and to
understand how common English sentence patterns
are used to convey information in different
professional contexts.

In the written language the student is expected
- better understand more difficult professional
literature through an enhanced command of
special terminology and by using reading skills
such as determining meaning from context,
recognising links within a text, retrieving
information, and making inferences
- be better able to produce clear prose for
professional purposes ranging from describing
the configuation of a piece of equipment or the
stages of a technical process to writing a
letter of application and related CV.

In the spoken language the student is expected
to be better able to
- use English in social situations and to
transfer information in one-to-one situations
as well as to organise and deliver a
presentation to a wider audience
- listen to an English discourse in order to
more effectively identify the general ideas
expressed or to extract specific information.

Course contents

Social contacts, your place of work, work ethics,
current articles related to the field.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Skill level B2 (Common European Framework)

Additional information

Compulsory attendance
Due dates are firm!
Course for PTE1, PTS1

Recommended or required reading

Materials provided by lecturer.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 26 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 4 hours
  • Practical exercises - 5 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 40 hours
  • Individual studies - 40 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 20 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Course grade is based on passing graded
assignments submitted as continual assessment
for the course.
To pass the course the student should pass the
following examinations:
Examination 1 Sufficient activity in education
(classes and exercises).
Examination 2 Write a report using the correct
Examination 3 Hold a presentation.
Examination 4 Produce a work application & CV
suitable to the field.

Further smaller oral and written assignments
included as needed.

The examinations contribute to the final grade
as follows:
Written assignments according to extent of
assignment up to max 25% each.

At least one oral presentation must be held in
order to pass the course.

Activity (attendance and exercises) affects
assessment to max 25%.


Ray Jan-Anders


Ray Jan-Anders

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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