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 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 able to understand, interpret, and explain
terminology related to the field without major
- have developed his/her reading skills and
acquired vocabulary central to the field.
- be able to understand the main points of
standard speech on familiar matters regularly
encountered at work, in school and at leisure.
Spoken Production
- be able to give clear, rather detailed
descriptions of technology and processes
connected to the trade.
Spoken Interaction
- be able to interact with native speakers with
a high degree of fluency in customer-service,
negotiations and discussions.
- 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
- be able to produce fundamental for the line
of business typical documents.

Course contents

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

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Skill level B1.1 (Common European Framework)

Previous course names


Additional information

Due dates are firm!
Attendance compulsory.

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
  • - 0 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.
Examination 5 Write a comprehensive analysis of a
topic connected to the field of study.

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

  • 2018-05-31 - Demonstrations and presentations
  • 2018-05-31 - Reports and productions

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