General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to introduce the basic elements of written and spoken communication, to train the student in language correctness, business communication and the specific language of his/her own vocational branch.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to use his/her native language correctly i different communication situations. He/she is familiar with basic business communication and can independently produce documents related to his/her own vocational branch. He/she is aware of the importance of life long learning to improve his/her language.

Course contents

Written Communication, Academic Writing, Commercial Vocabulary, Vocational Vocabulary, Information Retrieval, Meeting Technicalities, Litterature

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Upper secondary school Swedish (native language) or similar knowledge of the language.

Previous course names

until 2005 Business Communication and Business Culture

Additional information

More detailed course programme will be presented during the first lesson.

Recommended or required reading

Reuter Mikael. 2003. Översättning och språkriktighet.
Svenska skrivregler. 2001. Svenska språknämnden.
Arcadas Skribentguide.
Articles and literature to be informed during the course.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 60 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 15 hours
  • Small-group work - 10 hours
  • Individual studies - 48 hours
  • - 0 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio


Stolt Kerstin


Stolt Kerstin

Group size

No limit

Course completion date

Date for course completion will be announced later

Assignments valid until

Until date 2013-07-31

Assessment methods

  • 2013-03-05 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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