General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

Within this study unit we will focus on the
following competencies:
You can function professionally in your own field
in English, as well as for academic purposes. You
can demonstrate relatively fluent oral and written
English in routine profession-related situations,
and you are able to adapt your language to varying
communication situations. You have the tools and
conditions to develop your communication skills.
You can use English to enhance study skills in
other professional subjects and to promote a
greater understanding of your professional area.
To achieve this, you need to have a proficiency of
at least B1.1 in English according to the CEFR

SDG:s in focus:
- quality in education
- reduced inequalities
- good health and well-being

Learning outcomes

After completing the study unit, you have
knowledge of:

- your industry language and know how to develop
- academic writing, reference system and report

and ability to:

- tell about your own industry, your education and
your work experience in both speech and text.
- collaborate relatively fluently in customer
service and discussions.
- understand the main points in spoken standard
language about familiar topics.
- write basic typical documents for the industry
and academic text in English.
- follow the language's most important norms and
etiquette in speech and writing.

Course contents

Lectures and coursework tasks in:

- CV writing and work applications:
identify, formulate and express competencies and
- academic writing and referencing: writing
techniques, style and structure.
- discussions on selected texts to
illustrate language forms in context as well as to
enrich vocabulary.
- preparation and delivery of oral
presentations on topics of business interest.
- professional writing: email, letters,
report writing.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

At least B1.1 in English according to the CEFR

Previous course names

SP-1-139 English OT, pre-2021-2022

Recommended or required reading

One of a selection of novels and biographies
(decided on first meeting).

Other materials provided by lecturer.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Practical exercises - 2 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 40 hours
  • Individual studies - 40 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 33 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

Written and oral assignments as well as active
participation in course activities (see the course
itslearning page for more detailed description of
assessment requirements).


Ray Jan-Anders


Ray Jan-Anders

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

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

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