The course is included in these curricula and study modules
- Media technology 2006 - General studies
- Media technology 2005 - General studies
- Information- and mediatechnology 2007 (media technology) - General studies
- Information- and mediatechnology 2008 (media technology) - General studies
- Information- and mediatechnology 2009 (media technology) - General studies
- Information- and mediatechnology 2010 (media technology) - General studies
- Information- and mediatechnology 2011 (media technology) - General studies
- Information- and mediatechnology 2012 (media technology) - General studies
- Information- and mediatechnology 2013 (media technology) - General studies
Type of course
Cycle/level of course
Recommended year of study
Total number of ECTS
The aim of the course is to provide a foundation in those aspects of English usage that can facilitate the conduct of professional duties.
At the end of the course the student is expected to be better able to communicate with fellow professionals on matters of common interest and to understand how common English sentence patterns are used to convey information in relevant professional literature.
In the written language the student is expected to
- 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
- and to be better able to produce clear prose for professional purposes ranging from structuring reports and abstracts 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.
Material on itslearning regarding
•Style & register, academic writing
•Applications & letters
•Abstracts and summaries
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Skill level B1.1. (Common European Framework)
Recommended or required reading
Articles, books in general English
- Lectures - 20 hours
- Individual- and group instruction - 15 hours
- Practical exercises - 15 hours
- Small-group work - 20 hours
- Individual studies - 50 hours
- - 10 hours
- Total workload of the course: 130 hours
- Of which autonomous studies: 130 hours
- Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours
Mode of Delivery
Participation in tuition
- Demonstrations and proficiency exams
- Essays, reports, productions and portfolio
The 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 attendance in classes.
Examination 2 Write a report using the correct structure.
Examination 3 Produce a well-structured summary.
Examination 4 Hold a presentation.
Examination 5 Produce a work application & CV suitable to the field.
Further smaller oral and written assignments may be 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.
Attendance up to max 25% and is graded accordingly:
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Assignments valid until
12 months after course has ended
- Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
- Date will be announced later - Reports and productions