The course takes place in period

2 (2022-10-24 to 2022-12-31)

Level/category

General studies

Teaching language

English

Type of course

Compulsory

Cycle/level of course

First

Recommended year of study

2

Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

In this study unit the focus lies 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 scale.

Learning outcomes

After completing the study unit, you

have knowledge of:

  • your industry language and know how to develop
    it.
  • academic writing, reference system and report
    structure.

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
    experience.
  • 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

Competence level B 1.1 (Common European Framework)

Previous course names

SP-1-139 English SO 1-7, pre-2021-2022

Recommended or required reading

One of a selection of novels (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

Workload

  • 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: Continuous evaluation of coursework
exercises and tasks.

Examination 2: Write an effective job application
with an introductory letter and associated CV.

Examination 3: Write an analysis or a summary of a
topic related to your own field.

Examination 4: Hold a formal presentation on a
topic related to your own area.

Examination 5: Write a structured report on a
topic related to your own field or learning.

Teacher

Ray Jan-Anders

Examiner

Ray Jan-Anders

Group size

No limit (22 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Course enrolment period

2022-10-10 to 2022-11-06

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
2022-10-25 10:00 - 12:00 B522 English Professional Communication SOC Ray Jan-Anders
2022-10-27 10:00 - 12:00 B522 English Professional Communication SOC Ray Jan-Anders
2022-11-01 10:00 - 12:00 B522 English Professional Communication SOC Ray Jan-Anders
2022-11-03 10:00 - 12:00 B522 English Professional Communication SOC Ray Jan-Anders
2022-11-08 10:00 - 12:00 B522 English Professional Communication SOC Ray Jan-Anders
2022-11-15 10:00 - 12:00 B522 English Professional Communication SOC Ray Jan-Anders
2022-11-25 12:00 - 14:00 B522 English Professional Communication SOC Ray Jan-Anders
2022-11-30 10:00 - 12:00 B522 English Professional Communication SOC Ray Jan-Anders
2022-12-07 12:00 - 14:00 B522 English Professional Communication SOC Ray Jan-Anders
2022-12-21 10:00 - 11:30 B517 English Professional Communication SOC Ray Jan-Anders
2022-12-21 11:30 - 13:00 B517 English Professional Communication SOC Ray Jan-Anders
2022-12-21 13:00 - 14:30 B517 English Professional Communication SOC Ray Jan-Anders

Course and curriculum search