The course takes place in period

4 (2020-03-23 to 2020-07-31)


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 improve spoken fluency in routine customer- service situations in the field. - 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: Reading - be able to understand, interpret, and explain nursing related terms without major difficulty. - have developed his/her reading skills and acquired essential nursing vocabulary. Listening - be able to understand the main points of standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered at work, in school, at leisure. Spoken Production - be able to give clear, rather detailed descriptions about the organizational structure of a hospital, drugs, services and processes. Spoken Interaction - be able to interact with native speakers with a high degree of fluency in customer-service, negotiations and debates. Writing - be able to give their personal details, relate their education and work experience. - be able to write a letter of application and CV in an appropriate style. - be familiar with e-mail and business writing etiquette. - be able to produce fundamental for the field typical documents.

Course contents

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

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Skill level B1.1 (Common European Framework)

Additional information

Due dates are firm! Attendance compulsory.

Recommended or required reading

One of the following novels (decided on first meeting): Look Me in The Eye by John Robinson My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin Left Neglected by Lisa Genova As We Are Now by Mary Sarton So Many Eversts by Diana Webster Still Alice by Lisa Genova Other materials provided by lecturer

Study activities

  • Lectures - 24 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 6 hours
  • Small-group work - 15 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 40 hours
  • Individual studies - 40 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 10 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

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations: Examination 1 Sufficient activity (exercises and classes). Examination 2 Write a report using the correct structure. Examination 3 Produce a well-structured summary or analysis. 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 25% each. Reading comprehension up to 20%. At least one oral presentation must be held in order to pass the course. Activity (attendance & exercises) up to 20% and is graded accordingly: 59-62% 1 63-67% 1,5 68-72% 2 73-77% 2,5 78-81% 3 82-86% 3,5 87-91% 4 92-96% 4,5 97-100% 5


  • Kimberley Nigel
  • Ray Jan-Anders


Ray Jan-Anders

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Group size

No limit (23 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2020-03-09 to 2020-04-05

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2020-03-25 12:00 - 14:00 English First meeting, online class for all groups Ray Jan-Anders
2020-03-31 13:00 - 15:00 Engelska BMHV Kimberley Nigel
Ray Jan-Anders
2020-04-09 10:00 - 12:00 Engelska zoom Kimberley Nigel
Ray Jan-Anders
2020-04-16 10:00 - 12:00 Engelska zoom Kimberley Nigel
Ray Jan-Anders
2020-04-24 10:00 - 12:00 Engelska zoom Kimberley Nigel
Ray Jan-Anders
2020-04-27 12:15 - 14:00 Engelska BMHV Zoom Ray Jan-Anders
2020-05-04 12:00 - 14:00 Engelska BMHV/SJ/FV Zoom Ray Jan-Anders
2020-05-11 12:15 - 14:00 Engelska BMHV Zoom Ray Jan-Anders
2020-05-18 10:00 - 12:00 Engelska BMHV/SJ/FV Zoom Ray Jan-Anders
2020-05-25 08:30 - 10:00 Engelska BMHV Ray Jan-Anders
2020-05-25 10:00 - 11:30 Engelska BMHV Ray Jan-Anders
2020-05-25 11:30 - 13:00 Engelska BMHV Ray Jan-Anders
2020-05-25 13:00 - 14:30 Engelska BMHV Ray Jan-Anders

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